Melissa Linebaugh graduated with honors from the University of Baltimore School of Law and is a member of the Maryland bar. She has a background in criminal, disability, and family law. Ms. Linebaugh works as a general practitioner.
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How much your SSDI (Social Security disability) benefit will be is based on your lifetime earnings. Here's how Social Security calculates your SSDI payment.
If you have difficulty communicating or moving your limbs following a stroke, you should qualify for disability benefits.
Social Security has specific criteria you must meet for your colon cancer to qualify for benefits.
Both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis can be disabling. Social Security has a separate listing for rheumatoid arthritis.
If your narcolepsy significantly affects your productivity at work, you may be able to get disability benefits.
If you can't work because of irreversible damage caused by alcoholic cirrhosis (also called alcoholic liver disease), you may be able to get disability benefits.
Emphysema that causes poor lung function often qualifies for disability benefits.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disease of the intestines that causes abdominal pain and bloating, cramping, gas, constipation, diarrhea and mucus in the stool.
If you have severe liver disease or bowel syndrome, or another digestive illness that causes gastrointestinal hemorrhaging or weight loss, you may be able to get disability benefits.