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Can Michiganders receive SSDI benefits due to mental illness?

There are many types of illnesses that may qualify a Michigan resident for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for illness. From heart disease to cancer, many debilitating illnesses can be qualifying conditions for SSD benefits. Michigan residents may not realize that mental illness can also be a qualifying disability.

Will I qualify for SSD benefits if I have kidney disease?

Michigan residents with kidney disease may have a myriad of health concerns and substantial medical expenses due to their conditions. Kidney disease can cause significant pain and suffering over a long period of time. Fortunately, SSD benefits may be available for those Michiganders with qualifying kidney-related disorders.

Bone marrow disorders may qualify Michiganders for SSDI benefits

Bone marrow exists at the center of a person's bone and is where a person's blood cells are made. Some Michigan residents may have bone marrow disorders in which their bone marrow fails to make sufficient red blood cells which are essential for moving oxygen through a person's body. Bone marrow disorders are categorized as blood diseases by the Social Security Administration and may qualify a person to receive Social Security disability benefits for illness.

Are SSD benefits available for cancer patients?

Michigan residents with cancer have a lot on their plate. From potentially harsh radiation or chemotherapy treatments, to time away from work, to the everyday worry about their prognosis, there is no shortage of matters to be concerned about for someone suffering from cancer. One benefit that may help ease some of the burden on those who have cancer is the availability of SSD benefits for certain patients.

Attorneys advise Michigan residents seeking SSD benefits

Just because you can do something for yourself, that does not mean you always should. Oftentimes, a professional in a particular field can handle an issue better than someone without the same knowledge and experience might be able to. This is particularly true in the realm of applying for Social Security disability benefits. It is possible to apply for benefits without a lawyer, but a lawyer experienced with the ins and outs of the application and appeals processes can be of great assistance.

Can I seek SSD benefits for my seizure disorder?

Suffering from a seizure can be terrifying and utterly confusing, not only for the person experiencing the seizure, but also for those witnessing the event. A seizure disorder can also be debilitating, perhaps preventing a person in Michigan from being able to drive or work. Thankfully, Social Security disability benefits may be available for those persons suffering from seizures and seizure-related disorders, such as epilepsy.

Does oversleeping put you at greater risk for suffering a stroke?

The reality for most people is that everyday life is filled with such commotion -- from work and school to shopping and other obligations -- that they often find themselves operating on a sleep deficit. Indeed, most people would more than likely jump at the opportunity to lead a lifestyle that enabled them to sleep more than eight hours a day.

Small study gives Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients hope

Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer of the white blood cells that qualifies sufferers for Social Security Disability benefits because of its chance for fatality. It is especially terrible because it is one of the most common cancers found in children and young adults in the United States, and there are about 10,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

Why are more children being diagnosed with autism?

Over past few decades, the number of children who have been diagnosed with autism has soared in the United States and other counties. A few months ago, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 1 in 68 children have autism, which is a 30 percent increase from what was believed 20 years ago.

Adults with Down syndrome face higher risk of Alzheimer’s

Living with Down syndrome isn’t as difficult as it used to be thanks to social and medical advancements. However, as Americans with Down syndrome are living longer, a second neurological disorder is becoming more common later in their lives: Alzheimer’s disease.

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