Written both for first-time applicants and existing recipients of Social Security disability, this guide demystifies the program and tells you everything you need to know about qualifying and applying for benefits, maintaining your benefits, and appealing the denial of a claim. Learn about: . 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. in-depth medical listings to help you determine whether a condition will qualify This edition is completely updated with the latest rules, information and medical listings, including updated descriptions of SSA regulations governing immune and digestive system disorders; updated information on the "ticket-to-work" program, which provides new training and opportunities for disabled workers; the latest forms and instructions for filling them out; plus updated figures, fees, and contact information.