Alzheimer’s Disability Benefits

Does Alzheimer’s Disease Qualify Patients for Social Security Disability Benefits?

by Staff | November 20th, 2013

November 20, 2013

Individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease are often left unable to work due to memory loss and behavior issues brought on by the degeneration of the brain. Financial and medical assistance is available to these individuals through Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Disability Attorneys with the law firm of Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain receiving these benefits can be easier than ever for Alzheimer’s patients.

Due to the fact the condition has been added to the Social Security Administration’s list of “Compassionate Allowances”, claims for benefits based on a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s are placed into a fast-track approval process.

An article in the Chicago Tribune recently discussed how these benefits had proven to be beneficial for one woman and her husband. Seven years ago, the woman began to experience confusion and problems remembering her routine. Within a few short years, she was unable to live without full-time care.

The family’s lack of income caused by her condition qualified for Social Security disability benefits. However, making ends meet still sometimes proved to be difficult for the family.

The team of Alzheimer’s Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin say that is why it is so important to plan ahead and discuss your case with an attorney prior to filing a claim for benefits. Doing so will help ensure you, or your loved one, are properly compensated for a disability.

Does Alzheimer’s or Dementia Qualify a Person for Social Security Disability?

by Staff | June 10th, 2013

June 7, 2013

The number of cases of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia continues to grow in the United States. The Alzheimer’s Association says there are currently 5.2 million citizens afflicted with the disease. By 2025, they estimate that number will have swelled to roughly 7.1 million sufferers.

These diseases affect an individual’s ability to remember and retain new information over time, and can leave them unable to work or provide for themselves. This leaves many caregivers wondering what they can do to gather sufficient funds to offer care to their loved ones.

An expert who has written several books on the subject and recently published an article in Hernando Today explained that applying for Social Security Disability Benefits is one of the best options available for those suffering from this debilitating disease.

In order to file a claim for benefits, several vital pieces of information will be needed by the Social Security Administration. Documentation of a qualified physician’s diagnosis of the patient’s disease will be needed along with any other documentation of the condition that is available. If the claim is denied, the individual may need to seek advice on how to move forward from an attorney.

The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin may be able to help if you are considering applying for disability benefits or have a claim that was denied in the past.