What Is Functional Loss?

Age certainly contributed to Frank’s arthritis. This fact was little consolation as he watched his ability to work disappear. The arthritis affected his ability to grasp small objects, but also to walk long distances. As Frank applied for disability benefits to cover his lost income, he learned more about functional loss and the musculoskeletal system.…

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Documents You May Need to Provide with Your SSDI Application

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits help millions of people cover income lost because a medical condition prevents them from working. As with most government programs, people must apply and qualify before receiving benefits. In addition to your SSDI application, you may need to provide copies of several documents to support your claim. Applying for…

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Will I Get Medicaid and Medicare if I’m on SSDI and SSI?

Jason’s serious lung condition prevented him from working. However, he still needed healthcare benefits to cover his basic needs – and the treatment he needed for his disabling medical condition. As he applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), he wondered if he could also get Medicaid and Medicare. Receiving…

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Disability or Workers’ Compensation?

A person who is unable to work may seek financial assistance from a variety of government programs. Some may look toward disability programs like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Others may be more likely to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. How difficult is it to know whether you need disability…

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