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Long Waits and Long Odds: Social Security Disability Benefits Challenges

In Benefits Application Articles, Benefits Application Stories, Blog, Featured, Immigration, News by Theresa Kulow

In this story on NPR (National Public Radio), Stephanie Hashmi shares her story of applying for social security disability benefits. Hashmi was diagnosed with systemic lupus, a medical condition in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. She’s had surgery and other treatments. Now, at age 41, Hashmi is often bedridden. Her health caused her to …