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When is Arthritis a Disability? SSDI AND SSI for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by Scott Flexer

Arthritis can be painful causing its victims to suffer from inflammation and stiffness of their joints. However, arthritis is considerably mild in comparison to rheumatoid arthritis. According to arthritis.org:

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Topics: Florida Disability Benefits, rheumatoid arthritis, SSI benefits

Can I Receive Disability for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by Scott Flexer

If your hands and feet start to become swollen, and later your hips, knees, and shoulders follow suit, there's a possibility you have rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is when the body's immune system rebels, and starts to attack the various parts of the body, resulting in painfully swollen joints. The physical manifestation of RA are raised bumps or nodules under the skin, and sufferers of the condition may also experience fatigue and weight loss.

Unfortunately, advanced forms of the condition can cause your joints to become severely deformed and effectively render you physically handicapped.

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Topics: disability benefits, disability, rheumatoid arthritis

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