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Does complex regional pain syndrome qualify you for disability?

Many Michigan residents struggle with medical conditions and injuries that prevent them from working, however, not all of them are obvious. You could be struggling with a significant medical condition, known as complex regional pain syndrome, and eventually, it could be what stands between you and your ability to work.

What injuries qualify for SSD?

When it comes to Social Security Disability, the hardest parts are figuring out how you qualify, how to apply and waiting for a response. It's a slow moving, bureaucratic process where applicants feel lost in the shuffle.

Is SSDI forever? When you are required to qualify again

Shelby had an outstanding work ethic. She got her first job at 13 and had worked consistently ever since. She enjoyed working and had been raised to take care of herself. Even after her divorce, when her ex refused to make his child support payments, she was always able to provide for her family. But when her youngest child was killed in a car accident, Shelby started to falter.

SSDI may be an option for those under 50

You work as hard as you can. You’ve been providing for yourself for awhile now. You want to keep working, but you have an injury or illness that makes it difficult. You’ve heard of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), but you don’t know too much about it. Don’t you have to be 60 or older to get that? You’ve always associated Social Security with age, but that’s not necessarily correct.

If I have diabetes, do I have a claim to disability benefits?

Diabetes is a medical condition that can affect your life in multiple ways. Whether you have struggled with this disease for years or received this diagnosis recently, your illness could eventually affect your ability to hold regular employment. In most cases, diabetes is a condition that may make you eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.