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Arthritis can severely affect a person’s ability to work

As people age, arthritis becomes more common and perhaps even more debilitating. While it can hit at any age, it may become much harder to work with more serious cases as people get older. People who suffer from this disease may be able to get disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

With over 100 kinds of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, where the cartilage loses its elasticity, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is an inflammatory form of the disease that affects people between the ages of 40 and 60 years old, there are many symptoms that can take place. People should see their doctors and consult a lawyer to see if their claim could qualify them for SSA benefits.

To qualify for SSA disability benefits, people should be able to show the severity of their symptoms, be prevented from working to their normal capabilities and figure out if they can do any other kind of work with less pain. If it is determined a person cannot do work on a regular basis, disability benefits could be won to help with money lost from loss of work.

The Law Offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates have successfully represented several hundred claimants afflicted with arthritis in obtaining disability benefits. It is important for claimants to inform their doctor of all pain and functional limitation complaints. Such records are critical evidence in securing Social Security disability benefits.

Veterans with PTSD should apply for benefits

After returning from war, life isn’t always easy for veterans of war. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can be a debilitating problem for these veterans trying to adjust to life back home. Veterans should look for financial assistance they are entitled to via U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits.

“PTSD is not a new problem,” according to the Vietnam Veterans of America website. “It is simply a more recent label for an age-old disorder that has been in existence since stone-age warriors were beating each other with clubs. Around 1980, the American Psychiatric Association designated PTSD to describe a delayed-stress syndrome commonly experienced by combat-veterans.”

There have been many changes to how PTSD claims have been processed by VA, but veterans who qualify are entitled to these benefits. Depressiond.org said symptoms of PTSD can include nightmares and flashbacks in Class 1, inability to enjoy activities or have loving feelings in Class 2 and an inability to sleep and irritability in Class 3. Veterans should seek assistance and benefits if suffering from these symptoms.

The Law Offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates are experts in obtaining evidence and proving PTSD claims. It is important for veterans to seek psychological treatment for their condition, including counseling and medication. This treatment is viewed as critical evidence in support of a PTSD claim by VA officials.

Children with ADHD can get benefits

Having Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be extremely difficult on children. Whether trying to go to school, make friends or pay attention to anything, ADHD can cripple how a child lives. Those who have children who suffer from ADHD may be able to get disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

In order to prove that a child’s case to a SSA judge, parents should have medical records prepared. DisabilitySecrets said prescription medication will most likely be a big factor as well, as judges may think the ADHD isn’t as serious if a medical professional hasn’t considered medication. School testing and testimony from teachers and other aides at school may also be necessary to win a case, but it can be done to give families financial relief.

Symptoms of ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity, poor judgements or impulses and a combination of all of these coalescing into one. These can all spell problems for a child trying to get through a school day or get a proper night’s sleep.

The Law Offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates have represented numerous children who suffer from ADHD as well as other mental illnesses. We are experts at winning disability benefits for such children. It is very important for the parents of children suffering from these disorders to have complete psychological testing performed as well as school IEP reports available for consideration. This can work as evidence in support of their child’s Social Security disability case.