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September 2017 Archives

Can a blood disease qualify one for SSD benefits?

Many workers in Houston live with illnesses such as thrombosis and hemostasis, hemolytic anemias and disorders of bone marrow failure. These conditions all fall under the general category of blood disease. Sometimes people find that they are not able to work due to one of these blood diseases. What options do these people have? Depending on the circumstances, they may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits for illness. This blog post will discuss one category of these illnesses: hemolytic anemias.

Social Security Disability helps many with mental conditions

When most people in Texas think about people who receive Social Security Disability benefits, they probably think of people living with disabling physical conditions. Although many beneficiaries do live with physical disabilities, many also live with disabling mental conditions. Some people may not be aware of how disabling a mental condition can be.

An introduction to the Supplemental Security Income program

Previous posts here have discussed the Social Security Disability program. This program helps many people who live with a disability in Houston. But, there is another program that may prove helpful to people who live with a disability, and this program is also administered by the Social Security Administration. It is the Supplemental Security Income program.

What are early symptoms for lupus?

Many Americans, including those from the Houston, Texas, area, may have heard of the disease lupus, but unless you or a family member or friend has experienced the disease you may not know what it is or how it affects victims. Lupus is an autoimmune disease; this means it tricks your body's immune system into believing that healthy cells are foreign, and attacks these cells.

How a spinal cord injury affects a victim's body

An accident can happen to any person, at any time. Whether it is a car accident, a slip and fall or an accident while playing a sport, serious injuries, such as a spinal cord injury, could lead to serious long-term or even life-long disabilities. When the spinal cord is damaged, bone or dislocated vertebra could put pressure on or damage the nerves that run along the spinal cord. The spinal cord acts as a "highway" in the body, with information running from the brain to control body movements.