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What if I can’t go back to my past work?

It is frustrating when you are unable to continue working at your previous job due to your health conditions. It is a particularly challenging situation to be in when you have only done one particular kind of job for your entire working life. If you are unable to continue working due to your medical...
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Legg-Calves-Perthes disease can be disabling in adulthood

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is a rare hip condition occurring in childhood. The blood supply to the hip joint is interrupted and causes the bone cells to die, in a process called avascular necrosis. This causes the bone to weaken and may cause fractures. The femoral head of the hip joint degrades and loses its rounded...
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Am I eligible for disability if I have type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a common medical condition, affecting close to 10 percent of the U.S. population. Type 2 diabetes is a malfunction in the manner in which the body uses and regulates glucose as fuel. The pancreas creates a hormone called insulin, which assists the cells with converting glucose into energy. People with...
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What does Social Security consider a “medically determinable impairment?”

If you have a serious medical condition that is interfering with your ability to maintain regular work activity, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance is a federally administered program that pays benefits to those who have worked and paid taxes on their income, and who are...
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Can I go back to work and remain eligible for Social Security Disability?

The process of obtaining Social Security Disability benefits is typically incredibly slow. It can take several months or even years to obtain approval. If you are waiting for your claim to be approved, you are probably worried about how you are going to be able to sustain yourself financially during this process. Some people...
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Social Security’s rules for disability eligibility over age 50

Living with a serious medical condition can make it very difficult to work. Your conditions may have caused you to change the type of work that you used to do. For example, if you previously had a job that involved a lot of heavy lifting, or required you to stand on your feet for...
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Can I get disability benefits for fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a long-term neurological condition that causes widespread pain in the body. Fibromyalgia causes pain all over the body, areas of tenderness, problems with sleep and fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, headaches, and depression and anxiety. Less commonly, fibromyalgia may cause numbness and tingle in the hands and feet; digestive problems such...
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How does Social Security evaluate lupus as a disabling condition?

Systemic lupus erythematosus, abbreviated as SLE or simply known as lupus, is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the body’s own tissue. Inflammation may occur in the joints, skin, kidney, brain, lungs, heart, and blood cells. Lupus is more common in women than men, and most frequently starts in women in their...
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Type 1 diabetes causes unique challenges to full-time unaccommodated work

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which your pancreas does not make insulin or makes very little insulin. Formerly known as “juvenile diabetes,” type 1 diabetes is caused by the immune system destroying the cells in the pancreas which make insulin, known as islet cells. Once a significant number of islet cells...
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I can’t continue my job due to back pain. Can I get Social Security Disability benefits?

Back pain is an extremely common ailment. It is one of the most common reasons people miss work, and can seriously affect your ability to perform your job functions, especially if you have a very physical job that requires prolonged standing and lifting. Depending on the cause of your back pain, you may qualify...
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