SSA Seeks Feedback About How It Considers Pain for Disability Benefit Claims
As many of those who live with a chronic illness or disability know, applying for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) is no simple task. The process can often be lengthy and rigorous, and it’s not uncommon for disabled applicants to be denied benefits, even if their health imposes limitations on their ability to work. Applying for SSDI can be extra challenging for those living with a subjective condition such as chronic pain — but the Social Security Administration (SSA) is taking steps to ensure fairness in their evaluation process.
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