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Osteoarthritis and Social Security Disability Benefits

By October 4, 2007

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Osteoarthritis is a painful, degenerative type of arthritis. Physical activity and working can become difficult or impossible. The Social Security Disability program is a Federal program which provides assistance to people with disabilities. Studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a 3-in-10 chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. Some people with osteoarthritis are forced to stop working because their condition becomes so severe and limiting.

If you have to stop working because of your arthritic condition, qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits may be possible. If you have worked long enough and paid FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) taxes you may qualify for benefits. Understanding the evaluation process for Social Security Disability can help you start the application phase and ultimately reach a successful outcome. Read more in Osteoarthritis and Social Security Disability Benefits.

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