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Can one receive SSD benefits for Fibromyalgia in Ohio?

Fibromyalgia is a difficult condition to live with for many people in Ohio, as it generally manifests itself as generalized pain and tenderness in the joints and soft tissue of the human body. Because the condition itself can range from mild to severe among different individuals, as well as varying in intensity from day-to-day in the same person, determining whether it is a disabling condition for the purposes of receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be problematic. Further, as Fibromyalgia can only be diagnosed through symptomology, it may be difficult to produce hard medical evidence of the condition.

Can I collect both Workers' Compensation and SSDI in Ohio?

The federal government of the United States is almost labyrinthine in the complexity of its various branches. There are so many different divisions and programs that making sense of them all can be daunting. Many times, it may appear as if one part is unaware of what other parts are doing, which is to be expected in such a huge organization that employs so many different people. Further, it is sometimes true that spheres of responsibility overlap between departments and programs. For example, when an individual is hurt while at work, or contracts a disease due to conditions at his or her place of employment, that individual may be eligible for different benefits from the government, such as Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

What is a 'Medically Determinable Impairment' for SSD in Ohio?

This blog has previously discussed some basics of applying for Social Security Disability benefits, including such terms as "Substantial Gainful Activity." The importance of understanding such terms is due to the fact that they are part of the legal definition of disability that is used by the Social Security Administration to determine eligibility for benefits both in Ohio, and nationally.

How can an SSDI case be approved if it was originally denied?

If you've applied for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, and been denied, you may be wondering what to do next. You may have heard or read that you can request a reconsideration or even a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge. But what good would that do? After all, you gave the Social Security Administration all your information the first time, right? Why would having it looked at again make any difference?

Ohio woman may have lied to qualify for disability benefits

There are many people in Ohio and around the nation who face the pain, economic hardship and social stigma of being considered disabled. This could be due to a physical disease or injury or a mental health issue that interferes with their ability to interact with others or get through an average day.

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