Understand -- and benefit from -- the Social Security disability system. Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability is an essential book for anyone dealing with a long-term or permanent disability. Written both for first-time applicants and those who already receive Social Security disability, the book demystifies the program in plain English, thoroughly explaining what Social Security disability is, what benefits are available to disabled children, how to prove a disability, how age, education and work experience affect benefits, whether or not one can work while receiving benefits, how to appeal a denial of benefits, how to respond to a Continuing Disability Review and more. Plus: The included CD-ROM provides in-depth medical listings to help you determine what you qualify for. It covers breathing disabilities, heart disease, mental disorders, speech impairments, cancer, immune system disorders -- and much more. Updated with the latest rules, information and medical listings. User-friendly appendices translate bureaucratic terms, provide medical-vocational rules, and list Social Security benefit publications.