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Aphasia and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

Aphasia is a language disorder that involves damage to the portions of your brain that are responsible for language. For most people, this involves the left side (hemisphere) of your brain. Aphasia usually happens suddenly. Many times it is the result of a head injury or stroke, but it can also develop slowly, as in the case of a brain tumor. This disorder affects the understanding and expression of language, as well as the writing and reading of it. Aphasia may occur at the same time as other speech disorders, such as apraxia of speech or dysarthria that also come from brain damage. Although anyone can get aphasia, most of the people with this disorder are middle-aged and older. Women and men are equally affected by aphasia. It is estimated that approximately 80,000 people get aphasia each year. About one million people in the United States currently have aphasia. There are four main types of aphasia. They are: The amount of disability you have depends on the severity and the location of the brain damage that is the cause of aphasia. The effects that aphasia will have on you depend on the location and severity of the brain damage. Depending on these factors, you may: The effects caused by aphasia may have caused someone you love to be unable to work. Aphasia may be the cause of your loved one’s disability. If this is the case, your loved one may need help? You may need financial help in caring for your loved one? Where will that financial assistance come from? Who will provide the help that your loved one needs? Have you applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits on behalf of your loved one from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by aphasia? Was your loved one denied? If you are thinking about appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration, you will need a disability lawyer like the one at to represent your loved one in this process. This is true because people who have a disability attorney on their side are approved more often than those people who do not have a lawyer. Do not put this off. Contact the disability attorney at, today.