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Doctor insights on: What Disabilities Qualify For Ssi

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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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Can having dysthymia qualify you for disability?

Can having dysthymia qualify you for disability?

I doubt that: The diagnosis of dysthymia would qualify you to receive disability. The reason is that while dysthymia can really impact your quality of life - it should not prevent you from basic functioning. Disability is based on impairment not degree of sadness or dissatisfaction with oneself or their life. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia patients still be eligible for SSI disability?

Can fibromyalgia patients still be eligible for SSI disability?

It's possible: You have to prove that the fibromyalgia prevents you from engaging in "SGA" i.e. substantial gainful activity. Trust me, having fibromyalgia & still working is better than being on disability from it. ...Read more

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Does being blind qualify you for disability?

Does being blind qualify you for disability?

Depends : Disability is defined by not having the physical and / or mental capacity to work. Vision is one component. It depends on your insurance policy, state and federal criteria and the potential demands on our job. They do have the right to see if you are trainable in another job. ...Read more

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When can a child with autism receive SSI disability income?

When can a child with autism receive SSI disability income?

Depends: Hard to answer with any degree of specificity in this kind of forum. Depends on age, family income, severity of illness, etc. Here's a good resource: http://www.Child-autism-parent-cafe.Com/social-security.Html. ...Read more

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Will SSI qualify someone w/ a diagnosis of " global developmental delays" ?

Will SSI qualify someone w/ a diagnosis of " global developmental delays" ?

Depends: Often children with global developmental delay will be eligible for ssi, mostly because there are often underlying problems as well medically, all of which will mean the family will be involved with alot of specialty care. ...Read more

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Can you qualify for disability for a anxiety disorder?

Can you qualify for disability for a anxiety disorder?

I don't think so: I doubt it--but never know for sure--i have one pt who got disability for the DX of dependent personality! ...Read more

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Learning disabilities diagnostic clinic for preemies. Anyone tried this?

Learning disabilities diagnostic clinic for preemies. Anyone tried this?

Yes: premature infants are at risk for learning disabilities. Many academic programs have follow up programs which include developmental pediatricians, pediatric neurologists and developmental psychologists, who can evaluate and help manage former premies who have learning problems. ...Read more

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How to know if i qualify for veteran's disability?

How to know if i qualify for veteran's disability?

Check with VA: The VA has put a great deal of effort in streamlining this process. Start with your local VA hospital. Veterans organizations are also quite familiar with disability criteria and the paperwork necessary to determine whether you qualify. As a last resort your Congressperson's local representative can be helpful. ...Read more

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Is an autistic child eligible to receive any type of state or county financial assistance?

Is an autistic child eligible to receive any type of state or county financial assistance?

Quite possibly: This varies state to state, but most states have programs specifically for autistic individuals that often is independent of family resources and can be especially valuable for very young children and adults with autism. In california, these services are rendered by regional centers. Look up autism or mental health services in the govenment pages of your phone book or online. ...Read more

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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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Can you qualify for permanent disability with lupus?

Depemds: Disability is a legal determination that you cannot earn money and qualify (by working sufficient years or "quarters") for cash benefits. At your age you wold also need a determination that you are unable to train for a more friendly job for the treatment of your chronic health condition. If treatment is not complete, or you have worked in the past 12 months, you will be ineligible. ...Read more

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Is major depression an SSI disability?

Is major depression an SSI disability?

Extremely difficult: You must prove you are severely disabled and can not work at all with support. You get an evaluation by an ssi physician. After evaluation, you be ordered into treatment and fail every kind, including medications, psychotherapy, possibly electroshock therapy. Being on ssi can decrease quality of life because of financial crisis, poor self-esteem, social isolation. Maybe better alternatives exist. ...Read more

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Question about medicare prescription drug coverage? What age if disabled?

Question about medicare prescription drug coverage? What age if disabled?

Medicare D: If you qualify for medicare , even if via disability before 65, you can pay for medicare d, the drug plan though medicare. Depending on the program, monthly premiums vary. There is a maximum allowance per year, after which you will pay 100% of the cost of meds(the donut hole), until you come out to the catastrophic level. There is a rebate through obam care to try to close that hole. ...Read more

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Where can I find information about seniors medicare and social security benefits?

Medicare information: Call medicare, they will actuallly answer the phone and can be very helpful. You can also go on line to medicare.Gov for information. ...Read more

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What kind of problems qualify a child for occupational therapy?

What kind of problems qualify a child for occupational therapy?

School: Ask the teacher. The public schools usually supply a program for handicapped kids. ...Read more

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What kind of state or federal program is available for a disabled child?

What kind of state or federal program is available for a disabled child?

Social security: A disabled child is eligible for medicaid under the department of social services (dss) via social security disability. First thing is to discuss this with the local health department, and file an application for ssd. ...Read more