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Nurses can find themselves with a disability because of work

Working as a nurse can be quite rewarding. Nurses get to engage directly with patients in a way many doctors simply cannot due to time constraints. They administer physical treatments, talk with patients about their conditions and monitor their progression as they recover (or in some cases, decline). Most patients understand the importance of the role filled by nurses, but few people really comprehend the risks nurses take every day.

Equaling a social security disability listing

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has an impairment listing manual that outlines conditions that qualify for Social Security. Your medical condition does not need to be listed in the manual in order for you to qualify; rather, you just have to be able to provide evidence that your condition meets criteria for qualifying as disabled. This is referred to as equaling a SSD listing.

After workers’ comp, don’t forget about SSD

Modern medicine is a wonder. It can cure many ailments and repair many types of injuries that were unthinkable a generation ago. Sometimes recovery still doesn’t mean a return to full health. Some injuries and operations have long-term side effects. If it’s unlikely you’ll return to your job after an injury, it’s important to file for workers’ compensation first, to help you cover immediate expenses, but also to apply for Social Security Disability to meet your long-term needs.

Can I get Social Security Disability (SSDI) for a Mental Illness?

Question: I have been struggling with depression for a couple of decades. I have tried many things to combat it—medication, therapy, etc. The last year I have had to take two leaves of absence related to it. My doctor finally suggested that I apply for Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI). Can I get SSDI for a condition that isn’t a physical illness?

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