Richard A. Gutstadt, P.C.
Northern California SSI & SSDI Appeals

August 2019 Archives

How many people have lost limbs in the United States?

One of the major reasons for disability in the United States is limb loss. It can make it impossible for someone to work in their chosen profession. It can change their life forever. Even losing one limb is a drastic change that can take years to adjust to -- if you do at all -- and losing multiple limbs could mean you need constant care for the rest of your life.

What are the main categories for SSD mental disorders?

Many Social Security Disability (SSD) claims revolve around physical injuries. You may have a brain injury or a spinal cord injury that makes it impossible for you to work, for instance. However, though these cases are common, it's important not to assume that only physical injuries qualify. You may also qualify if you have a mental disorder that you're dealing with, which can certainly keep you out of the workforce just like a physical injury or disability.