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Children born with genetic defects may be more prone to disability

Children who were born with a genetic defect may be at a heightened risk for developing a disability or deadly disease, according to a study published in PLOS ONE. A pregnant mother’s health during pregnancy is critical to keeping children away from developing heart defects, neural tube defects and blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia. While Social Security Administration disability benefits could be gained for these children, a healthy life is always the preference. However, not all of the more than 7,000 genetic or partially genetic birth defects are avoidable.

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Veterans filing under FDC can receive retroactive benefits

Those who have served in the military are looking for veterans benefits may be able to get up to a year of retroactive disability benefits if they file a “fully developed claim,” according to the U.S. Army’s website. These benefits will be in effect August 6 through August 5, 2015 and are a result of a law passed by President Barack Obama earlier this year.

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Q&A with an attorney: Preparing for a Social Security hearing

Obtaining disability benefits from the Social Security Administration is never easy, as the preparation for a case and hearing can be nerve wrecking. However, with an experienced attorney, the process can be made much easier. Harold W. Conick has been practicing law and getting clients approved for SSA disability payments for more than 30 years. He took some time to answer questions about how to prepare for a disability claim hearing.

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Obesity side effects could net SSA disability

While obesity itself will not qualify someone for Social Security Administration disability benefits, there could be a grouping of factors that lead to benefits.Benefits could also be awarded based on the residual functional capacity (RFC) grouped with age, education and work experience. The Social Security Administration said if an individual has medically severe obesity, it may be found as a qualifying listing.

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