April 1, 2022

Bruce Willis’ Health Brings Attention To Aphasia, A Condition That Qualifies For Disability Benefits

Action star Bruce Willis of “Die Hard” fame is stepping away from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, according to the New York Times. This disorder affects the speech center of the brain making it difficult to understand and express speech.

People with aphasia may have challenges with:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading and writing
  • Remembering words, names and phrases

Primary progressive aphasia is a debilitating disease that is on the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances List (CAL). This means that people with this disease can receive expedited Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits because of the severity of the illness.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia or another disability and cannot work, you can contact an Allsup expert for help applying for Social Security disability benefits. For more details, call (800) 678-3276 or visit Allsup.com/apply-for-ssdi.