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Please tell me, could i get medicare early with social security disability insurence?

Please tell me, could i get medicare early with social security disability insurence?

Typically Yes: It would be best to consult a disability attorney. From speaking with patients, it seems that with SSDI, it is easier to get medicare coverage. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more


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Should I apply for social security disability for a chronic disorder that is makes me tired fast?

Should I apply for social security disability for a chronic disorder that is makes me tired fast?

Severity?: That depends upon what you can and can't do. If you cannot perform any job duties, then perhaps,. It may be best to consult with a disability attorney. ...Read more

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What happens if I collect social security disability because I had a craniotomy and seizures but I have not had a seizure?

What happens if I collect social security disability because I had a craniotomy and seizures but I have not had a seizure?

Depends on diagnosis: If the reason for the craniotomy puts you at greater risk for a seizure and having an increased risk for seizure prevents you from employment in your profession then you are probably entitled to that payment. ...Read more

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Do the results of the mcmi and mmpi tests get mailed to the social security disability benefits office? I accidentally put down not paranoid bc coping

Do the results of the mcmi and mmpi tests get mailed to the social security disability benefits office? I accidentally put down not paranoid bc coping

Psych Test Results: The results of any such devices should be interpreted by a psychologist and reviewed with you before being provided to any outside party. Results should always take into account the whole picture of your situation and one answer here or there should not make a difference in the overall results, but recommend you approach the test giver and make sure to get feedback on your results. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I tell if squamous cell cancer a disability for social security?

How can I tell if squamous cell cancer a disability for social security?

Not usually: Squamous cell cancer can mean a wide variety of things, depending on the site and stage of disease. Increasingly cancer patients are continuing to work through their treatment course, which is viewed positively by heatlhcare providers. The more normal a life a patient is able to lead, the better. Many patients find that work provides normalcy and interaction that helps them continue with life. ...Read more

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Are kids within the autism spectrum be covered under social security disability?

Are kids within the autism spectrum be covered under social security disability?

Some can: It depends on the level of the child's functioning, whether there is co-existing intellectual disability and whether the family qualifies financially. You can apply for ssi and katie beckett at the same time. If you are denied ssi for financial reasons, the federally -funded katie beckett program is based on the other two factors. The level of impairment is more stringent. ...Read more

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I have been in psychotherapy for over 17 years and on medications for 15 years....While I am somewhat better, I am now for the first time on social security disability....Due to the fact that i can not focus long enough to do any work. I am depressed, c

I have been in psychotherapy for over 17 years and on medications for 15 years....While I am somewhat better, I am now for the first time on social security disability....Due to the fact that i can not focus long enough to do any work.  
I am depressed, c

Since : Since you you have moved, is a different doctor prescribing your psychiatric medications as well? If a general doctor is prescribing your psychiatric medications, you could inquire about being evaluated by a psychiatrist. Since you are not my patient, and i know very little about your history, i can not make any specific medication recommendations. However, sometimes if depression is recalcitrant the doctor might consider using a mood stabilizer. Different therapists and different patients use different approaches to counseling. I have sometimes adopted patients who spent years in counseling but said that the time was spent addressing complaints. Improving depression and anxiety often requires making changes in our lives. Change can be frightening. If your previous counseling was not directed at making healthy life changes and you really are motivated to pull up your sleeves and do what it takes; talk to your new therapist about this approach. Good luck. ...Read more

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"disabled" person-has to pay $1250 as" share of cost", what can he do , to get extensive dental work , done? Hi, professional person, 14 years ago had a "major stroke"--"-share of cost" is very high! only income comes, via social security disability, an

"disabled" person-has to pay $1250 as" share of cost", what can he do , to get extensive dental work , done? Hi, 
professional person, 14 years ago had a "major stroke"--"-share of cost" is very high!  only income comes, via social security disability, an

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Can a person get social security disability with flat feet and osteo arthritis in knees?

Can a person get social security disability with flat feet and osteo arthritis in knees?

Probably not: Even with flat feet and osteo arthritis, paind and funciton can be maintained with orthotics nad medicine. Also a sitting job does not require you to be very mobile. ...Read more

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Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

No.: And it should not. Many no-surgical remedies and finally knee replacements. This should not diable a sixty year old since treatments exist to greatly minimize the problem. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of learning disabilities in the u.S.A?

What is the prevalence of learning disabilities in the u.S.A?

I don't know.: Official stats are usually artificial &often misleading. Stats depend on definitions &these criteria are changing all the time. Plus, "learning disability" is a relative term --so many types & levels of severity. My take: 1)a huge # of us struggles w/ learning; 2) schools are overwhelmed by the needs, & rarely meet the need; 3)more funding is only part of the answer; better ed approaches needed. ...Read more

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I have a p.e can I claim disability benefits?

I have a p.e can I claim disability benefits?

Start here: https://www.gov.uk/dla-disability-living-allowance-benefit/overview This site will guide your first queries. I'd expect that it will take patience and organization, but this is a start. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I organize my medications for my disability?

How do I organize my medications for my disability?

Meds: I am not sure what you mean to organize your meds for disability, but if you need to arrange them in a way that you would be able to access them in a right order, use a pillbox. If you are applying for disability and need to fill out the list of meds you are taking, you just copy the name of each medication, its strength and directions for use. ...Read more

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Do I need medications for the pain from my disability?

Do I need medications for the pain from my disability?

Not necessarily: Every person has a different tolerance for pain. Millions of people in this country have chronic pain. Some people cope quite well and carry on normal lives despite chronic pain. Other people cope very poorly and become severely disabled by chronic pain. Seeing a physician who is experienced in the management of chronic pain can be helpful to those who are not coping well. ...Read more

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