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Many with medically determinable conditions are denied SSD

Many Indiana residents struggle for years with physical or mental conditions that not only impact their personal lives but also make working stressful, difficult or all but impossible. They may seek treatment and find that, indeed, medical professionals concur that they have a medically determinable condition. When the tedium becomes too much to endure or the condition worsens, an individual might for Social Security Disability only to have their claim denied. This seeming contradiction is very much routine procedure within the SSD system.

Back pain and disability benefits

Many people living in Indiana and around the country suffer from back pain. In some cases, this pain can become debilitating and make it difficult to perform daily tasks at work. When an individual can no longer earn a living, they may consider applying for Social Security disability benefits. However, they may wonder if it's even possible to get disability benefits due to back problems.

Foot drop and SSD eligibility

Many people living in Indiana and around the country have a condition known as foot drop. This is a condition in which a person's gait is affected by a drooping forefoot. The cause of the condition is often neurological or may also involve partial paralysis of the leg. For many people, this condition can be debilitating and make it difficult to get around as well as perform routine job duties.

SSD and the five-month rule

When people living in Indiana become disabled and are unable to work, it is understandable that they might want to receive Social Security disability benefits as quickly as possible. However, regulations restrict how quickly one might qualify for benefits, something that applicants should consider when making financial plans during and after the application process.

Social Security Disability due to chronic fatigue syndrome

Indiana residents may qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits if they suffer from a medical impairment serious enough to prevent them from working. Making a determination can be relatively straightforward when applicants have had heart attacks or suffer from widely diagnosed conditions like cancer or Parkinson's disease, but the SSD guidelines contain no specific criteria for evaluating the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.

Several factors impact the timing of SSD decision letters

For people who are waiting for a decision letter from the Social Security Administration in Indiana, not knowing how long it will take can be stressful. It's difficult to predict how long a decision letter might take to arrive, but there are a few factors that are likely to shorten or lengthen the process. For example, the time it takes for the decision itself is one of the biggest factors. If the claim is denied, the decision letter will be dispatched as soon as the decision has been made.

Social Security and medical records

Indiana residents who file for SSDI or SSI are not required to have a past medical history. However, the disability examiners who process the claims do prefer to receive records of any past medical treatments that can help them render a decision. People who have received some form of treatment for their disabling condition may provide copies of their physician's notes to give the examiners a perspective into the condition that they may not otherwise have.

Glaucoma sufferers may be entitled to disability benefits

Indiana residents who have glaucoma will likely lose their vision gradually over time. In some cases, it can cause individuals to go blind. While there is no true glaucoma trigger, eye pressure can play a role in a person developing the condition. Those who have symptoms of this condition may be entitled to disability benefits, but there are a couple of conditions that must be met. First, an individual must have an income that is less than the SGA limit.

Getting disability benefits

When people living in Indiana apply for disability benefits, they are often concerned about the time it will take to receive a decision about their case. There are multiple factors that can affect the timeline of a Social Security disability application. These include the nature of the disability, how well the disability is documented and whether the case must be decided via hearing.

Work history details matter on a benefit application

Those who are disabled in Indiana and throughout the country may apply for government benefits to help them pay bills or cover other expenses. To improve the chances of getting an application approved, it may be important to include work history information. An examiner should know what type of work was done over the past 15 years in addition to how long a person worked at a given job.

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