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March 2018 Archives

Can Texas residents get SSD benefits for a skin disorder?

Not all skin disorders are merely cosmetic. Some are so severe that they impair a person's ability to work, creating financial and other hardships. In Texas, and across the United States, workers have made contributions to the Social Security Disability Insurance program through payroll withholdings. When a person's skin disorder is so severe that it prevents them from working for long periods of time, they may be able to qualify for SSDI Benefits for illness for disorders of their skin.

Could a fibromyalgia diagnosis qualify you for Social Security?

Many different medical conditions, both injuries and illnesses, can qualify people in the United States for Social Security Disability. Some people believe that only people with mobility issues or fatal conditions can qualify for Social Security Disability, but that is not the case. These benefits may be available to those with medical conditions that make regular work extremely difficult or impossible.

Will a respiratory disorder qualify for SSD benefits?

In Texas, people who are unable to work due to a debilitating respiratory disorder may qualify for financial assistance in the form of Social Security Disability Insurance. The benefits that are available from Social Security Disability for illness of the lungs or respiratory system are paid from a trust, just like Social Security Retirement benefits. And, like Social Security retirement benefits, workers in the United States have been paying into the SSDI trust throughout their time in the workforce.

SSA workloads affect disability claimants

In a report released this month, the U.S. Government Accountability Office again faulted the Social Security Administration for the way in which it conducts business, particularly with regard to Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. This month's report was issued on the heels of a report from earlier this year that found wildly inconsistent results in hearings involving similar claims. The new findings note the challenges that the SSA must overcome to deliver the levels of service required to meet the needs of disability claimants.

Helping Texas residents get the SSD benefits they deserve

During their working careers, Texas residents contribute to the Social Security Disability Insurance trust. Social Security Disability operates similarly to Social Security Retirement. The FICA portion of the withholdings from your paycheck are distributed to several trusts, like Social Security Retirement, Medicare and SSDI. When you need them later, you apply to the federal government for the benefit and, ostensibly, you receive it.