Apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and get the most assistance from the system Learn how to match the medical details of your disability to existing regulations to make sure you qualify for the benefits you’re due when you apply. Nolo’s Guide to Social Security Disability is written by a former Chief Medical Consultant for the Social Security Administration, whose expert deciphering of the medical portions of SSA regulations will help you understand all the benefits available to you. Written both for first-time applicants and existing recipients of Social Security disability, this guide demystifies the program and tells you everything you need to know about qualifying and applying for benefits, maintaining your benefits, and appealing the denial of a claim. Learn: – what Social Security disability is – what benefits are available to disabled children – how to prove a disability – how age, education and work experience affect benefits – whether or not one can work while receiving benefits – how to appeal a denial of benefits – how to respond to a Continuing Disability Review The book provides in-depth medical listings to help you determine whether your condition will qualify you to receive disability payments, including breathing disabilities, heart disease, mental disorders, speech impairments, cancer, immune system disorders — and much more. This edition is completely updated with the latest rules, information and medical listings, including updated descriptions of SSA regulations governing immune and digestive system disorders; updated information on the “ticket-to-work” program, which provides new training and opportunities for disabled workers; the latest forms and instructions for filling them out; plus updated 2014 figures, fees, and contact information.