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Category Archives: Social Security Disability Insurance

Down Syndrome Diagnosis And Social Security Benefits

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

One in 800 babies born every year is diagnosed with Down syndrome. This a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops, both mentally and physically.  Individuals in South Florida are diagnosed with Down syndrome during pregnancy or shortly following childbirth. Pregnancy Screening for Down Syndrome Down syndrome… Read More »

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Hearing Loss And Florida Social Security Benefits

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Being deaf and trying to function in a world with sound can be devastating for a person with hearing loss disability in South Florida.  A deaf person may learn to do anything a hearing person can, but when unable to hear, the ability to perform well on-the-job, may become nearly impossible. In these cases,… Read More »

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Psychological Problems: How To Qualify For Social Security Benefits

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Broward County residents who have been diagnosed with a severe mental disorder face multiple obstacles. First of all, they are forced to deal with a psychological condition that is beyond their control, and certainly not for their asking. Secondly, if a mental disorder is quite severe, an individual may eventually struggle to hold down… Read More »

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Coping With Obesity In South Florida

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Being diagnosed with obesity doesn’t always come as a shock. Many people have struggled with their weight for years before their doctors tell them they have hit the mark of being extremely or morbidly obese. Sometimes, individuals who are obese are surprised when they learn of a more serious condition that has resulted from… Read More »

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Parkinson’s Causes, Symptoms, And South Florida Social Security Benefits

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Over one million individuals are currently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and at least 50,000 new cases are being diagnosed every year. Parkinson’s is a terminal condition that attacks the brain and nervous system of countless Florida residents who find themselves frustrated with the often debilitating side effects. In fact, the Center for Disease… Read More »

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Schizophrenia Causes And Florida Social Security Benefits

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Only 1% of our world’s population suffers from schizophrenia. Now, if you belong to the other 99% that does not have schizophrenia, then that 1% statistic might not seem personally relevant to you. However, for the other 51 million people diagnosed with schizophrenia, and the families that take care of them, the disorder may… Read More »

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Anxiety Disorder Symptoms And Social Security Benefits

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A certain amount of worry is good once in a while. After all, concern can be a great motivator for change. But individuals who deal with chronic worry don’t feel motivated, but rather debilitated by their severe anxiety. Most people don’t realize how common it is. Anxiety Disorder consumes almost one-third of our nation’s… Read More »

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ADHD-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, And Social Security

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

ADHD in South Florida is one of those topics almost everyone has something to say about. That’s because over 3 million children in America are currently being medicated for ADHD related symptoms. This is an issue that is affecting every household, in one way or another. Americans are concerned, and rightfully so. Attention Deficit… Read More »

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Epilepsy Causes, Symptoms, And Social Security Benefits In Florida

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When electrical signals within the brain start to surge and misfire, an epileptic seizure may develop. The term epilepsy covers a wide range of 20 seizure disorders. Surprisingly, everyone will most likely experience having a seizure once during the course of their lifetime. However, only certain types of seizure disorders involve convulsions. Epilepsy Symptoms: lasting… Read More »

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Social Security Adds 52 More Eligible Illnesses For Disability Benefits

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The Social Security Administration has such a large backlog of pending applications for disability benefits in Florida and the rest of the country that they have taken a stance that more people will qualify automatically for benefits. According to Syracuse University a person who has made an application for disability benefits has a waiting… Read More »

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