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November 2014 Archives

CFPB warns mortgage lenders not to discriminate based on SSD benefits

Anyone who has gone through the process of purchasing a home knows just how stressful it can prove to be. That's because in addition to trying to land the home of your dreams with the best offer, you also have to navigate the mortgage application process, which can seem complex and even a bit invasive.

Is electrical stimulation the answer for fibromyalgia sufferers?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as much as two percent of the general population here in the U.S. suffers from fibromyalgia. For those unfamiliar with the condition, it is defined by the Mayo Clinic as a disorder characterized by everything from chronic pain and fatigue to sleep difficulties and mood issues.

Can family members qualify for disability benefits?

When a person is diagnosed with a serious illness or suffers a devastating injury that leaves them unable to work, the natural inclination is to focus on the plight of just this one person.

Why is the SSD case backlog so large? - II

In our last post, we discussed how disability applicants who have seen their applications rejected twice have the option of appealing via a hearing held before a Social Security judge, who will parse through medical records, ask questions about their condition and work limitations, and issue a final decision.