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Living with an Invisible Disability—and Receiving Disability Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

Some of us tend to think of disability only in terms of what can be physically seen—a missing limb perhaps, or maybe an assistive device such as a wheelchair, hearing aid, or white cane. Of course, it’s important to remember that not all disabilities have a physical manifestation, and that’s what is meant by the term “invisible disability.” Invisible disabilities are those that are not immediately apparent to others. In fact, invisible disability statistics reveal that 10% of the United States population has a medical condition that could be considered a type of invisible disability. 

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Topics: qualify for disability, invisible disabilities

What’s the Difference Between Activity Limitation and Participation Restriction

Posted by Scott Flexer

When it comes to determining disability, there are a lot of factors. These factors play a significant role in your ability to receive Social Security disability benefits. One aspect of disability an administrative law judge (ALJ) and others involved in the approval process will look at is activity limitation versus participation restriction. So what do each of these circumstances mean, and how are they different from one another? For answers, it’s best to look to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

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