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SSA requesting input on chronic pain for disability purposes

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program which provides income for eligible workers who become totally disabled. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a sister government “means-tested” program which provide supplemental income for disabled children and disabled seniors with very low income and few assets. Both of these essential programs provide an important service, but both also have very strict eligibility criteria to receive benefits. Those who suffer from chronic pain without a specific medically defined source are largely denied disability benefits because supporting medical corroboration of their illness is illusive. Recognizing this, the Social Security Administration is soliciting public input on chronic pain as they reevaluate their disability qualification criteria, as explained in this article by Paige Wyant of The Mighty, a health topics website. Within the article, the link to the “Federal Register” provides the easiest way to submit your comments about your personal chronic pain experience. Click here to read more.

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