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Social Security Disability for ADHD

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Can I Get Social Security Disability for ADHD?   Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most common neurodevelopmental conditions suffered by Florida residents. Usually diagnosed in childhood, it often lasts into adulthood and can certainly affect one’s ability to function in a negative way. Can you get Social Security Disability… Read More »

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How Obese Do You Have to Be to Get Disability Benefits?

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How Obese Do You Have to Be to Get Disability Benefits? Morbid obesity is a condition that can support a Florida Social Security Disability benefits application only under particular conditions. This article will discuss the circumstances under which obesity can support a Social Security Disability benefits claim—and when it cannot. First, when are Disability… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Decline Surgery

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How Are My Social Security Disability Benefits Affected If I Decline Surgery? When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits in Florida, you will be required to prove, among other things, that you are actually disabled. The definition of a “disability” is a very specific matter when it comes to Social Security Disability (“SSD”)… Read More »

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Spouse’s Income Affect Social Security Disability

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How Does My Spouse’s Income Affect My Social Security Disability Benefits Application? The success of your application for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits will be greatly influenced by the extent to which you are able to work and earn income. Does Your Spouse’s Income Affect My Social Security Disability? For your own SSD benefits… Read More »

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Can I Be Denied Social Security Disability Benefits If My Condition Results From Alcoholism or Drug Addiction?

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Can I Be Denied Social Security Disability Benefits If My Condition Results From Alcoholism or Drug Addiction? Alcoholism or drug addiction are complicated topics when it comes to Social Security Disability benefits. Largely, the Social Security Disability benefits system has been viewed by the US Congress and the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) as a… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Over 50

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What Special Rules Apply to Social Security Disability Over 50? Applying for Social Security Disability Over 50 benefits in Florida is a challenging process regardless of your age. However, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) will review your disability benefits application differently if you are under 50 then it will if you are over 50…. Read More »

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Social Security Disability Benefits

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How Disabled Must You Be to Receive Social Security Disability Benefits? Only certain medical conditions qualify as sufficiently disabling to entitle you to Social Security Disability benefits. While many conditions are certainly serious enough to affect one’s ability to earn a steady living, only certain conditions meet the Social Security Administration’s criteria for benefits… Read More »

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How to Plan for Elder Care after an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

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How to Plan for Elder Care after an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease is among the more feared outcomes of the human aging process. Although better understood than it once was and with enormous research and experimentation underway in search of a cure, Alzheimer’s remains the most threatening Bogie Man for those… Read More »

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Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits for Breast Cancer?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits for Breast Cancer? In order to obtain Social Security Disability benefits for breast cancer, the condition must be severe enough to prevent you from engaging in any gainful employment activity. This is the rule of thumb with regard to Social Security Disability benefits, generally. Disability benefits are… Read More »

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Assisting Your Parents with Planning For Long Term Care

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Assisting Your Parents with Planning For Long Term Care It isn’t easy to discuss financial planning and long term care with aging parents. Parents may be resistant to admitting that finances are less than rock-solid or that they have not thoroughly planned for their own futures. Parents of a certain generation, moreover, may simply… Read More »

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