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What Mental Disorders Qualify for SSDI?

What Mental Disorders Qualify for SSDI?

About a fifth of Americans currently struggle with some kind of mental illness. Furthermore, according to the CDC, doctors will diagnose a mental illness in over half of Americans at one time or another. A significant number of these mental illnesses are serious...
SSA Expands Compassionate Allowance Program

SSA Expands Compassionate Allowance Program

Last year in 2021, during the height of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Acting Social Security Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi announced the addition of twelve new conditions to the expedited Compassionate Allowances List (CAL). This is good news to residents of the greater...
Overcoming Some Common Disability Barriers

Overcoming Some Common Disability Barriers

Physical, mental, or other disabilities affect about 61 million Americans with a large number coming from the Memphis Metro area, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi . A significant number of these individuals are also eligible for the services of Heermans Social...
Can I Get SSDI for Obesity?

Can I Get SSDI for Obesity?

Heermans Social Security Disability Law Firm, serving clients in the greater Memphis Metro Area, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas, love them some southern BBQ. In fact, the founder himself, Mr. Heermans is a BBQ Competition Winner! But unfortunately, the south is...
I Have a Pre-Existing Condition-Can I Apply For SSD?

I Have a Pre-Existing Condition-Can I Apply For SSD?

Almost everyone has at least one pre-existing medical condition. Usually, the older we get, the more conditions we have, and most Social Security Disability applicants in the Memphis metro area and mid-south region of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana are middle...
If Medication is Available, Am I Still Eligible for SSDI?

If Medication is Available, Am I Still Eligible for SSDI?

In the midsouth region of the United States and the Memphis metro area, there are several notable medical research hospitals and treatment centers. Medical technology has improved significantly since the 1990s. Cancer treatments are perhaps the best example. In the...