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Can I Get Social Security Disability Due to Obesity?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than a third (36.5%) of U.S. adults suffer from obesity. Recognized obesity related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer.  Obesity was in the past one of the listed impairments, which meant that you would automatically be qualified… Read More »

2017 Brings Modest Social Security Disability Increase

By Ira H. Weinstock |

There is good news and bad news for recipients of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.  The good news is that monthly benefit amounts will increase for 2017.  The bad news is that the increase will only be .3 percent for cost of living adjustments (COLA).  Since 1975, Social Security’s general… Read More »

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana and Social Security Disability Claims

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Yes, it can.  In April, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed SB3, now Act 16 of 2016, authorizing a medical marijuana program in the state.  However, as of this writing (July 2016), its use by adults is not yet permitted.  It will take approximately two years for the program to be running and fully functional. When… Read More »

Cancer, Social Security Disability and the Compassionate Allowances Initiative

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Cancer patients often qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if they have a strong work history prior to the illness.  However, they must still meet Social Security’s definition of disability.  Some cancer patients may qualify for the Compassionate Allowances Initiative which can help expedite the application process. The Compassionate Allowances initiative provides a way… Read More »

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