Applying for Disability

With quick diagnosis and early, aggressive treatment, the hope is that people with RA won’t experience the disability that was so common in the recent past.  Unfortunately, early diagnosis doesn’t happen nearly as often as it should.  There will still be those who find themselves unable to work as a direct result of illness.

I recently received a letter from Tracy at Virginia Web Media:


I’d like to recommend a helpful resource for the links section of your site…

The Social Security and Disability Resource Center ( is an informational website that provides answers to questions about how to apply for disability, how to appeal a claim in the event of a denial, how to navigate the federal system, and how to avoid certain mistakes that are commonly made by applicants. The site’s author is a former disability examiner for the social security administration.

Here is a link to the site’s home page:

This page has information about qualifying for disability benefits:

Thanks in advance for considering adding a link to on your site.

A quick tour of the website looked promising, and my firewall didn’t throw up any red flags, so I’m passing Tracy’s information even though I recognize it as a request for free advertising.

Obviously, the place to start when looking for information about either temporary or permanent disability is the Social Security Administration’s website.  They have a page about Disability Programs and a page with information for those who want to Apply.

If you want addition sites with disability information, a quick web search provides a plethora of links that I hope you will never need.