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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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What Medical Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI

Posted by Scott Flexer

Knowing which Social Security disability benefits you qualify for can sometimes be complicated to sort out when you’re also struggling with a serious medical condition. The Social Security Administration (SSA) relies upon medical evidence when evaluating your disability claim, which makes it important for you to know what kinds of medical tests and other records you may need when applying for benefits.

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What is the Maximum Income to Qualify for SSI in Florida?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), benefits many recipients who suffer from a disabling condition or who aren’t eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSI amounts vary across the country as some states opt in to provide additional money to the federal SSI benefit amount. We're focusing on the Florida only.

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Can I Apply for Social Security Disability with Sleep Apnea?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Sleep apnea is a condition where a person experience pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during their sleep. It often arises due to one being unable to maintain a constant airflow through their nose and mouth, causing shortness of breath. A person may stop breathing for up to 30 seconds at a time, and this may happen regularly throughout the night. Shortness of breath can lead to you being unable to maintain deep sleep during the night, causing excessive daytime sleepiness.

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Florida Disability FAQs: What if My Condition Isn’t in the Blue Book?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you’re familiar with the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, then you probably know a few basics about how it helps disabled workers support themselves and their families.

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How Family Members Are Qualified for Disability Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

Suffering from a disabling medical condition can be stressful and an overall painful experience. It can interfere with your ability to provide a sustainable income for you and for your family which may leave you feeling humiliated or insecure.

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What You Need to Know about Qualifying for Disability Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

The Social Security Administration has been known to have complex and detailed processes when it comes to applying and continuing to receive disability.

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Can You Receive Disability Benefits for Diabetes?

Posted by Scott Flexer

According to the American Diabetes Association, a total of “25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes.” In 2007 alone, more than 70,000 death certificates listed diabetes as the underlying cause of death.

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