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Handling Estate Battles With Grace

Hi, I am Ina Aldawen. Upon losing my mother at a young age, I was thrust into the world of estate lawyers in an instant. Although the process could have been a nightmare, I was lucky to end up with an accomplished and kind lawyer. The lawyer taught me all I needed to know about handling my mother's estate properly. I escaped the situation unscathed and with my relationships intact. Although I hope to never have to deal with that situation again, I at least know enough to get through it without too much stress. I built this site to share this knowledge with you in an attempt to help the world deal with estate situations better. Losing a loved one should never include a legal battle over belongings and funds. Unfortunately, it often does, so it's best to stay prepared. Come by often to learn more.

Having Trouble Working Due To Diabetes? You May Be Able To Receive Disability

While controlled diabetes should not keep you from working, participating in sports, or participating in any of your normal daily activities, it is a protected disability. However, if you are in need of collecting Social Security disability benefits based on diabetes, you will probably need the assistance of an experienced disability attorney to have your claim awarded. Diabetes alone is no longer an automatic reason to receive the benefits. The lawyer will contact your physician, and possibly an endocrinologist, to ask for documentation to be used in presenting your case. Here are a few of the ways diabetics may qualify for SSDI.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Many diabetics suffer with some type of neuropathy in their feet or hands. If your physician shows that you have limited ability to stand, walk, type, or write due to the loss of feeling or pain, you may qualify for disability benefits.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Uncontrolled diabetes may result in the damage of the blood vessels in your eyes. This may cause blurred vision or poor peripheral vision. When this creates problems working in any capacity, you may qualify for benefits. You will need to have an ophthalmologist fill out paperwork detailing the extent and severity of your vision problems. You must be considered legally blind to qualify.


If you cannot qualify because you do not have any complication, you may still receive benefits based on your physical limitations. Your attorney will ask your physician to fill out a "Residual Functional Capacity Assessment." This form will detail how much exertion you can exert safely. It will also explain to what extent you have problems moving, sitting, writing, or doing the tasks required in your job. Your lawyer will then document what type or how much work you are capable of doing without being in pain or putting your health at risk.

You may not receive full benefits, and you may need to continue to work part time to meet your living expenses. An attorney can help you to understand how much money you will receive based on your limitations or restrictions and how much money you can make each month before losing your benefits. Claiming disability for diabetes is a tough process that can take a long time before you start receiving anything. If you are denied, your attorney may suggest that you file again. Do not be discouraged, and follow the advice your legal representative gives you. It is not uncommon to have to file more than once, and an experienced disability attorney, such as Bruce K Billman, will know how to best proceed each step of the way.