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Guidance for life with a disability: stories and facts, insights and encouragement.

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Guidance for life with a disability: stories and facts, insights and encouragement.

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Scleroderma Awareness Month: Connecting Community to Life-saving Resources

By Maria Dastur, Executive Director of Scleroderma Foundation

For Scleroderma Awareness Month in June, it’s important to remember that no two journeys with scleroderma are the same. The Scleroderma Foundation supports each individual living with this chronic illness and their families every step of the way, with fundraisers, support groups, virtual educational tools, medical resources and more.

Scleroderma is a rare disease that affects over 300,000 people in North America, and 80% of scleroderma […]

By |June 17th, 2021|Featured, Health|

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Can You Work And Get SSDI Benefits? Find Out During Disability Employment Awareness Month

If you’ve had to stop working because of a health issue, the first thing you need to do is to find out if you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

Then be sure to apply immediately. Your SSDI coverage, which you’ve paid for with FICA taxes, comes with important benefits.

And you can think of it as having two purposes:

  • First: To provide you with financial coverage after work stoppage due to severe […]
By |October 5th, 2018|SSDI Claims, Working|

Family’s Grief Brings Mental Health Issues Out of the Shadows

For Marcie McSwane, mental health awareness has a deeply personal meaning.

She lost her brother, Patrick, to suicide in the summer of 2012 after his nine-year battle with schizophrenia. Since then, McSwane’s close-knit family has been adamant about helping others who struggle with mental health issues, as well as their loved ones, by pulling together community resources to provide the best individualized comprehensive treatment for their needs. Their labor of love evolved into the Peace […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Health, Inspiration|

Real Action Against Spinal Cord Injury

By United Spinal Staff

United Spinal Association (USA) has partnered with the Cycle For SCI fundraiser, created by Ciara O’Sullivan and Larissa Clifford. The two women just cycled from New York City to Orlando to help improve the lives of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). O’Sullivan’s sister, Siobhan, who is the inspiration for Cycle For SCI, sustained a C5 SCI in a 2013 zip-lining accident.

“Siobhan’s injury helped to motivate us to […]

By |September 25th, 2018|Health|

Some Call It The ‘Suicide Disease’

Few things compare to constant electrical-like currents with burning hot and ice cold pain. That’s what Elizabeth Seickel, RN, likened Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) to, in terms of pain level.

“It’s physical torture, “said Seickel, “If I didn’t have this condition, I honestly don’t know how I could wrap my head around its severity. It’s hard to articulate.”

Diagnosed nearly 12 years ago, Seickel is a knowledgeable spokesperson in the CRPS community. She volunteers with […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Health|

SSA Expands Fast-Tracking for Disability Benefits

Coping with a long-term disability can be challenging. It’s even more stressful for individuals waiting on a favorable decision about their Social Security disability claim. Now, imagine the reduced pressure that comes with getting faster results.

On Monday, Aug. 20, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the addition of five conditions to the Compassionate Allowances (CAL) program. The new CAL listings are:

  • Fibrolamellar Cancer
  • Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome (MMIHS)
  • Megalencephaly Capillary Malformation Syndrome (MCAP)
  • […]

By |August 30th, 2018|Health, SSDI Claims|
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Scleroderma Awareness Month: Connecting Community to Life-saving Resources

By Maria Dastur, Executive Director of Scleroderma Foundation

For Scleroderma Awareness Month in June, it’s important to remember that no two journeys with scleroderma are the same. The Scleroderma Foundation supports each individual living with this chronic illness and their families every step of the way, with fundraisers, support groups, virtual educational tools, medical resources and more.

Scleroderma is a rare disease that affects over 300,000 people in North America, and 80% of scleroderma […]

By |June 17th, 2021|Featured, Health|

Most Popular

Can You Work And Get SSDI Benefits? Find Out During Disability Employment Awareness Month

If you’ve had to stop working because of a health issue, the first thing you need to do is to find out if you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

Then be sure to apply immediately. Your SSDI coverage, which you’ve paid for with FICA taxes, comes with important benefits.

And you can think of it as having two purposes:

  • First: To provide you with financial coverage after work stoppage due to severe […]
By |October 5th, 2018|SSDI Claims, Working|

Family’s Grief Brings Mental Health Issues Out of the Shadows

For Marcie McSwane, mental health awareness has a deeply personal meaning.

She lost her brother, Patrick, to suicide in the summer of 2012 after his nine-year battle with schizophrenia. Since then, McSwane’s close-knit family has been adamant about helping others who struggle with mental health issues, as well as their loved ones, by pulling together community resources to provide the best individualized comprehensive treatment for their needs. Their labor of love evolved into the Peace […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Health, Inspiration|

Real Action Against Spinal Cord Injury

By United Spinal Staff

United Spinal Association (USA) has partnered with the Cycle For SCI fundraiser, created by Ciara O’Sullivan and Larissa Clifford. The two women just cycled from New York City to Orlando to help improve the lives of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). O’Sullivan’s sister, Siobhan, who is the inspiration for Cycle For SCI, sustained a C5 SCI in a 2013 zip-lining accident.

“Siobhan’s injury helped to motivate us to […]

By |September 25th, 2018|Health|

Some Call It The ‘Suicide Disease’

Few things compare to constant electrical-like currents with burning hot and ice cold pain. That’s what Elizabeth Seickel, RN, likened Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) to, in terms of pain level.

“It’s physical torture, “said Seickel, “If I didn’t have this condition, I honestly don’t know how I could wrap my head around its severity. It’s hard to articulate.”

Diagnosed nearly 12 years ago, Seickel is a knowledgeable spokesperson in the CRPS community. She volunteers with […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Health|

SSA Expands Fast-Tracking for Disability Benefits

Coping with a long-term disability can be challenging. It’s even more stressful for individuals waiting on a favorable decision about their Social Security disability claim. Now, imagine the reduced pressure that comes with getting faster results.

On Monday, Aug. 20, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the addition of five conditions to the Compassionate Allowances (CAL) program. The new CAL listings are:

  • Fibrolamellar Cancer
  • Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome (MMIHS)
  • Megalencephaly Capillary Malformation Syndrome (MCAP)
  • […]

By |August 30th, 2018|Health, SSDI Claims|
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