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Are some forms of cancer actually blood diseases?

Many Los Angeles residents may only think about Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits in terms of work-related injuries. However, a person may be eligible for SSD benefits, regardless of how a disability arises. In many cases, the disability may arise from a disease that has nothing to do with the person's occupation. Blood diseases, for instance, are a type of illness that may qualify a Los Angeles resident to receive SSD benefits. And, there are many different types of blood diseases.

Seizures may be a frequent part of serious illness disabilities

Many Los Angeles residents deal with minor illnesses all the time, such as the flu, stomach bugs or even bad colds. But, while these illnesses may be inconvenient for a few days, there are some people who live with much more serious illnesses that can impact their entire way of life. Suffering from frequent seizures, for example, could be a disability that could prevent a person from being able to maintain employment.

Your child may qualify for Supplemental Security Income

There are millions of families throughout America who are raising a child who suffers from a disability. These are some of the most caring individuals our readers could ever come across, as every day they are putting in the time and love to help raise their disabled children so that they can get the most out of life. Unfortunately, raising a disabled child can also be an expensive endeavor - one for which the federal government may be able to provide some financial assistance.

New legislation could introduce "temporary" SSD benefits

Many Social Security Disability applicants are relieved - and probably a little exhausted - once they have been approved to receive benefits. The process can be grueling, taking an emotional toll on applicants as they gather the requisite documentation and data to prove to the Social Security Administration that their disabilities truly do limit their ability to remain in the workforce. However, even after this complex and exhaustive process is complete, many Los Angeles residents who receive SSD benefits long to someday return to the workforce if they recover or learn to cope with their disabilities. According to a recent article, proposed federal legislation may help.

What happens to your SSD benefits if you get married?

Individuals who receive SSD benefits have faced many challenges in their lives. Dealing with a disability can be very hard, and the process to obtain benefits is not an easy task. In the event that they are approved, nearly any change in their situation can impact the benefits that they receive. This includes walking down the aisle.

What are the first steps after a denied claim for SSD benefits?

Los Angeles residents who apply for Social Security Disability benefits may have to wait a few months before they find out whether or not the benefits will be awarded. This is typical, as the initial application for SSD benefits can include quite a bit of information that needs to be reviewed by the Social Security Administration, such as medical and work history documentation. However, for about 60 percent of applicants, the initial phase ends with a denial of benefits.

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