Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Payments to Cease in 2017?

Funds for Social Security Disability payments may run dry by 2017, according to a new analysis done by The Congressional Budget Office. The CBO attributes this to both…

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Estimate for 2015 Social Security Disability COLA Released

Making ends meet can be a struggle those who receive Social Security Disability benefits. Ricipients must meet strict income limits that prevent savings from being accumulated to be…

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A Closer Look at the 2016 Social Security COLA

Social Security Disability benefits are a crucial part of millions of American’s incomes. Each year, benefits amounts are examined to ensure they are in line with the cost…

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Lawmakers Seek Approval Of The ABLE Act For Disability Recipients

August 1, 2013 Social Security Disability and other similar benefits provide financial resources to those who are unable to work due to a mental or physical impairments. The…

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The ABLE Act Is Up for Consideration Again

Many Americans depend on Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to make ends meet, but these programs can also inhibit certain recipients from becoming…

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How Supplemental Security Income Can Help if Your Loved One Is Disabled

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work because of a disabling condition they suffer from, but not all of those individuals are work-age adults who…

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Social security won’t increase for second year in a row

October 18, 2010 Seniors across the country are facing tight financial pinches. The Social Security Administration has announced that, for the second year in a row, they will…

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When Applying for Social Security Disability, You May Face Long Waits

One of the most difficult aspects of applying for Social Security Disability benefits is the amount of time the process can take. In fact, it could take years…

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Always Report Changes to Your Social Security Disability Status

When a person is awarded Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the amount they receive is based on several factors including income, work history, marital status, and even the…

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Compassionate allowances speed up SSDI

May 9, 2012 Lou Gehrig disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, is one of Social Security’s “compassionate allowances” according to The State Journal Register. May…

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Does Alzheimer’s or Dementia Qualify a Person for Social Security Disability?

June 7, 2013 The number of cases of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia continues to grow in the United States. The Alzheimer’s Association says there are currently 5.2 million…

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Does Alzheimer’s Disease Qualify Patients for Social Security Disability Benefits?

November 20, 2013 Individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease are often left unable to work due to memory loss and behavior issues brought on by the degeneration of the…

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Does Alzheimer’s Disease Qualify Patients for Social Security Disability Benefits?

November 20, 2013 Individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease are often left unable to work due to memory loss and behavior issues brought on by the degeneration of the…

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Does Alzheimer’s Disease Qualify Patients for Social Security Disability Benefits?

November 20, 2013 Individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease are often left unable to work due to memory loss and behavior issues brought on by the degeneration of the…

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February Focuses On Raising Awareness of Debilitating Diseases

February 7, 2014 The month of February is a time to raise awareness of several debilitating conditions many Americans face every day. The American Heart Association has named…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Amputation Disability

The loss of a limb can leave you unable to perform your job duties and may entitle you to Social Security Disability benefits. But it’s important to understand…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Qualifications For Benefits Following Amputation

September 13, 2013 The loss of a limb due to an accident can have devastating effects on an individual’s ability to perform work duties. The Social Security Disability…

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How to Appeal a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

If your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits was denied, you're not alone. As many as 70 percent of all initial claims for SSD benefits are rejected…

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Appealing The Denial Of A Social Security Disability Claim

May 6, 2013 In recent years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has come under heavy scrutiny for failing to find a solution to the growing number of unprocessed…

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Upgrades to Online System Makes Appealing Your Social Security Disability Claim Easier

Getting approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits is no easy task. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reports up to 65 percent of claims are initially turned…

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Don’t Hesitate if You’re Considering Applying for Social Security Disability

If you’ve been considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, there’s no better time than now. Not only are there limits on the amount of time that can…

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Don’t Hesitate if You’re Considering Applying for Social Security Disability

If you’ve been considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, there’s no better time than now. Not only are there limits on the amount of time that can…

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Previous Projections of Social Security Disability Benefits Trust Fund Depletion May Be Flawed

Studies Show Projection Data Is Flawed New research indicates projections about the financial status of our nation’s retirement and disability trust funds may not be accurate. Currently, estimates…

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Getting the Benefits You Need When Applying for Social Security Disability

The process of applying for and being approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated. But it seems as though many disabled Americans continue to struggle…

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When Applying for Social Security Disability, You May Face Long Waits

One of the most difficult aspects of applying for Social Security Disability benefits is the amount of time the process can take. In fact, it could take years…

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Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Has Doubled Since 1980

Almost eighty years ago, our nation created the Social Security program to provide income for citizens who were no longer able to work. Since that time, the program…

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New Contingency Plan Protects Social Security Disability Operations

The Social Security Administration is responsible for handling all processes of the Social Security Disability (SSD) program. These operations are handled by thousands of government employees on a…

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Does Arthritis Qualify An Individual For Social Security Disability Benefits?

May 22, 2013 When a person suffers from a condition or injury that leaves them facing the inability to work for more than a year, they may qualify…

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3 Most Common Conditions That Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

February 12, 2014 There are a variety of conditions that qualify Americans for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. But some conditions are seen by the Social Security Administration…

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Social Security Disability’s Common Conditions: Pain

March 10, 2014 One of the most common conditions that results in an individual seeking Social Security Disability benefits is pain. Pain can result from any number of…

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2 Ways To Overcome The Hardships A Disability Can Pose

Suffering an injury or illness that prevents you from working is not only physically and emotionally wrecking, but can cause financial struggles as well. That’s why at Fleschner,…

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Does Arthritis Qualify An Individual For Social Security Disability Benefits?

May 22, 2013 When a person suffers from a condition or injury that leaves them facing the inability to work for more than a year, they may qualify…

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Does Autism Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

July 12, 2013 One of the fastest growing claims for Social Security Disability Benefits is for debilitating mental conditions such as autism. Autistic individuals can be extremely limited in…

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Social Security Disability Conditions: Intellectual Disabilities

March 28, 2014 People who suffer from conditions that prevent them from working can apply for Social Security Disability benefits. But a growing number of claims are being…

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Social Security Disability’s Common Conditions: Pain

March 10, 2014 One of the most common conditions that results in an individual seeking Social Security Disability benefits is pain. Pain can result from any number of…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Breast Cancer

Data from the National Cancer Institute indicates 232,670 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year, and 40,000 patients will lose their battle with the disease.…

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Why Calculating SSDI Benefits on a Regular Basis Is Important

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are calculated using the number of credits you earned while working and the amount of income you received during that time. But don’t…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Breast Cancer

Data from the National Cancer Institute indicates 232,670 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year, and 40,000 patients will lose their battle with the disease.…

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Resources Available to Those With Childhood Cancer

September has been declared “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in an effort to raise awareness about the struggles thousands of American youths face on a daily basis as they…

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Childhood Cancer Increases Chance of Receiving SSD Benefits Later in Life

Research from the American Cancer Society shows that 1 in 285 U.S. citizens will be diagnosed with a form of cancer before age 20. While the survival rate for…

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Resources Available to Those With Childhood Cancer

September has been declared “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in an effort to raise awareness about the struggles thousands of American youths face on a daily basis as they…

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Dependents

We know that Social Security Disability benefits are typically awarded to workers who are unable to perform their job duties due to a physical or mental illness; however,…

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What Do Social Security Disability Benefits Cover?

If you’re suffering from a condition that prevents you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least a year, you may be entitled…

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Why Do Disability Claims Rise During a Recession? Hint: It’s Not Fraud.

An article published yesterday on CNN Money sheds light on what is being called a “hidden unemployment problem.” As CNN points out, 17% more Americans are on Social…

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Changes Could Mean Reductions In Social Security Disability Benefits

April 10, 2013 With serious budget deficits looming over the federal government, officials are attempting to find areas where spending cuts can be made. Unfortunately for recipients of…

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Social Security Administration Adds Conditions To List of Compassionate Allowances

January 17, 2014 There are currently hundreds of thousands of Americans who are unable to work due to a mental or physical condition who have waited long periods…

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Compassionate allowances speed up SSDI

May 9, 2012 Lou Gehrig disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, is one of Social Security’s “compassionate allowances” according to The State Journal Register. May…

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Social Security Disability Conditions: Prostate Cancer

Nearly 200,000 men in the United States have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the most common form of cancer among American men today. For many, the…

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How You Can Reduce Social Security Disability Processing Wait Times

Estimates show the amount of time an individual may wait for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to reach a decision on their disability claim can now exceed 400…

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What Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work because they suffer from mental or physical conditions, leaving them with limited resources for income. Help is available…

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Social Security Disability Rule Extended to Expedite Compassionate Allowances Claims

If an injury or illness has left you unable to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. But it's important to remember that it can take…

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Social Security Administration Adds Conditions To List of Compassionate Allowances

January 17, 2014 There are currently hundreds of thousands of Americans who are unable to work due to a mental or physical condition who have waited long periods…

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Actions to Take During a Social Security Continuing Disability Review

Once an individual receives a Social Security Disability Approval, they will continue to receive benefits until the Social Security Administration (SSA) deems them no longer disabled. But information…

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Does Alzheimer’s or Dementia Qualify a Person for Social Security Disability?

June 7, 2013 The number of cases of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia continues to grow in the United States. The Alzheimer’s Association says there are currently 5.2 million…

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Denied Social Security Disability Claim: How To Appeal

June 14, 2013 Even when a person files a legitimate claim for Social Security Disability Benefits, there is a good chance it will be denied. Records from the Social…

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Number Of Social Security Disability Recipients On The Rise

April 26, 2013 New information released by the Social Security Administration (SSA) shows that the number of individuals receiving Social Security Disability Benefits is continuing to climb. Data…

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Depression Named Second Most Common Cause of Disability

November 15, 2013 There are millions of people throughout the United States who are left unable to work due to a mental or physical condition they suffer from.…

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3 Most Common Conditions That Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

February 12, 2014 There are a variety of conditions that qualify Americans for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. But some conditions are seen by the Social Security Administration…

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How to Determine What Social Security Disability Benefits You’ve Earned

Suffering from a disabling injury or illness can leave your finances tight. Luckily, many disabled Americans qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but determining how much you should…

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Why Calculating SSDI Benefits on a Regular Basis Is Important

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are calculated using the number of credits you earned while working and the amount of income you received during that time. But don’t…

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Can a Medical Condition Automatically Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Millions of Americans suffer from medical conditions that leave them unable to work. Many qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but the application process can be take time—some…

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Housing for People With Intellectual Disabilities Coming to Irvine

When people suffer from developmental or intellectual disabilities, life often has a very unique set of hurdles that must be overcome. The parents of many of these individuals…

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Social Security Disability Payments to Cease in 2017?

Funds for Social Security Disability payments may run dry by 2017, according to a new analysis done by The Congressional Budget Office. The CBO attributes this to both…

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4 Financial Resources Available to Disabled Workers

Each day, thousands of Americans suffer injuries or are diagnosed with health conditions that prevent them from returning to work. This can cause financial struggles, and the Social…

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More Than a Billion People Live with Disability

There are 1 billion people in the world who live with a disability, according to a new report by the World Health Organization and the World Bank. Twenty…

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More and More Employers Shrug Off Disability Insurance Costs

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst; isn’t that how the saying goes? Too few Americans are “preparing for the worst” when it comes to disability insurance,…

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3 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Your Social Security Disability Claim

Going through the steps to receive Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult for disabled Americans. One of the best ways to make this process easier is to…

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Disability Preparation Is Half the Battle

Accidents and illnesses can strike at any time. That’s why being prepared for a disability is so important. We hope to help make you more aware of how…

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Social Security Disability Program Costs Expected To Rise

April 12, 2013 According to data collected by the Congressional Budget Office, a growing number of Americans are turning to Social Security Disability Benefits to make ends meet.…

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Estimate for 2015 Social Security Disability COLA Released

Making ends meet can be a struggle those who receive Social Security Disability benefits. Ricipients must meet strict income limits that prevent savings from being accumulated to be…

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Some Some Social Security Disability Recipients with Mental Health Conditions Banned From Owning Guns

There are currently millions of Americans who receive Social Security Disability benefits because they suffer from a mental health condition, such as depression or schizophrenia. Many of these…

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Bill Helps Prevent Criminals from Receiving Supplemental Security Income or Disability Benefits

The law states that anyone who is fleeing to avoid prosecution of a felony is ineligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income; however, loopholes…

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4 Financial Resources Available to Disabled Workers

Each day, thousands of Americans suffer injuries or are diagnosed with health conditions that prevent them from returning to work. This can cause financial struggles, and the Social…

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More and More Employers Shrug Off Disability Insurance Costs

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst; isn’t that how the saying goes? Too few Americans are “preparing for the worst” when it comes to disability insurance,…

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Many Recipients Of Social Security Disability Say The Program Is Hard to Leave

April 8, 2013 While government officials believe there are several causes for the lack of an economic turn around, many claim a large portion of the problem stems…

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May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

Estimates from the Social Security Administration (SSA) show there are as many as 150 million United States citizens covered by disability insurance because mental or physical conditions prevent…

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More Than a Billion People Live with Disability

There are 1 billion people in the world who live with a disability, according to a new report by the World Health Organization and the World Bank. Twenty…

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Governor Tim Pawlenty Suggests Raising the Social Security Retirement Age

Minnesota governor and GOP presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty suggests that the best way to deal with the prospect of the Social Security Administration running out of funds sometime…

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Social Security Disability Payments to Cease in 2017?

Funds for Social Security Disability payments may run dry by 2017, according to a new analysis done by The Congressional Budget Office. The CBO attributes this to both…

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More and More Employers Shrug Off Disability Insurance Costs

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst; isn’t that how the saying goes? Too few Americans are “preparing for the worst” when it comes to disability insurance,…

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New Bill Aims to Update Supplemental Security Income Program

The Supplemental Security Income program was designed to help United States citizens who are struggling financially get back on their feet. Times have changed though, and many of…

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Disability Preparation Is Half the Battle

Accidents and illnesses can strike at any time. That’s why being prepared for a disability is so important. We hope to help make you more aware of how…

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Why Do You Need an RFC?

[vzaar id="8724913"] RFC stands for "Residual Functional Capacity" and is a type of test used to determine what kind of work an individual is or isn't capable of doing…

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Applying Online For Social Security Disability Benefits

August 7, 2013 Each year, millions of Americans are left unable to work due to a debilitating mental or physical condition. This often leaves these individuals struggling to…

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Can You Work While Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?

[vzaar id="8724917"] Continuing the discussion of Social Security Disability eligibility, attorney TC Newlin explains Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA), the Earned Income Test, and how working—or your capacity to…

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Law Aims To Cut SSD Wait Times For Terminally Ill

July 22, 2013 One of the most significant problems the Social Security Disability system faces today is the long waits. A large majority of these individuals are extremely…

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How Student Loan Debt Can Affect Your Social Security Disability Benefits

There are countless circumstances that can result in garnishment or loss of Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, but one of the most common factors affecting SSD claims today…

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Social Security Disability: Where Are Recipients Located and Why?

There are currently more than 10 million Americans who depend on Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits as their main source of income, and data indicates some areas of…

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How Work History and Education Affect Social Security Disability Benefits

February 26, 2014 When a person applies for Social Security Disability benefits, one of the most important aspects that is examined to determine if an applicant qualifies for…

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How the SSA Plans on Getting Social Security Disability to More Americans

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has come under heavy scrutiny for failing to meet both a sustainable budget and processing deadlines for new Social Security Disability claims. However,…

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4 Financial Resources Available to Disabled Workers

Each day, thousands of Americans suffer injuries or are diagnosed with health conditions that prevent them from returning to work. This can cause financial struggles, and the Social…

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Court Ruling Could Affect Some Social Security Disability Benefits Claims

There are many factors that can affect the amount you receive in Social Security Disability benefits, but one that is currently receiving national attention is the Windfall Elimination…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Benefits For Hearing Impairments

November 13, 2013 As humans, we depend on our five senses to interpret and interact with our surroundings in the world. That is why the loss of one…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Hepatitis

There are hundreds of diseases and conditions that can leave an individual unable to work and eligible for Social Security disability benefits, including hepatitis. The disease is a…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Hepatitis

There are hundreds of diseases and conditions that can leave an individual unable to work and eligible for Social Security disability benefits, including hepatitis. The disease is a…

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Social Security Common Conditions: HIV

Estimates from the federal government show nearly 1.1 million people in the United States living with HIV or AIDS, a virus of the autoimmune system that prevents the…

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Proposed Changes to Grid Rules Could Affect How the SSA Determines if You’re Disabled

Being unable to work would put a serious financial strain on a majority of Americans. Luckily, most employees in the United States pay into the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability program…

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How to Appeal a Social Security Disability Decision

More than half of those who apply for Social Security Disability benefits are denied the first time around. If you disagree with the agency’s decision, you’ll want to…

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How to Appeal a Social Security Disability Decision

More than half of those who apply for Social Security Disability benefits are denied the first time around. If you disagree with the agency’s decision, you’ll want to…

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How to Appeal a Social Security Disability Decision

More than half of those who apply for Social Security Disability benefits are denied the first time around. If you disagree with the agency’s decision, you’ll want to…

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How to Apply for Social Security Disability

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be time-consuming, confusing, and frustrating. Let an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer from Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin help you navigate…

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How to Apply for Social Security Disability

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be time-consuming, confusing, and frustrating. Let an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer from Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin help you navigate…

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How to Apply for Social Security Disability

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be time-consuming, confusing, and frustrating. Let an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer from Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin help you navigate…

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Evidence That Helps Decide Social Security Disability Claims

Every day, thousands of Americans suffer injuries or are diagnosed with health conditions that leave them unable to work. Social Security Disability benefits may be an option for…

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“I’m In To Hire” Creates Jobs for People With Intellectual Disabilities

Life With An Intellectual Disability Living with an intellectual disability can be a struggle due to an inability to learn or meet criteria for advancement in school settings.…

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“I’m In To Hire” Creates Jobs for People With Intellectual Disabilities

Life With An Intellectual Disability Living with an intellectual disability can be a struggle due to an inability to learn or meet criteria for advancement in school settings.…

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Social Security Disability Conditions: Intellectual Disabilities

March 28, 2014 People who suffer from conditions that prevent them from working can apply for Social Security Disability benefits. But a growing number of claims are being…

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Those Suffering From Intellectual Disabilities Struggle to Gain Employment

An estimated 2.5 million Americans today are living with intellectual disabilities. While some of these individuals receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits because of their condition, others strive…

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Housing for People With Intellectual Disabilities Coming to Irvine

When people suffer from developmental or intellectual disabilities, life often has a very unique set of hurdles that must be overcome. The parents of many of these individuals…

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“I’m In To Hire” Creates Jobs for People With Intellectual Disabilities

Life With An Intellectual Disability Living with an intellectual disability can be a struggle due to an inability to learn or meet criteria for advancement in school settings.…

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Getting Back to Work After a Disability

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits offer financial assistance to people unable to work due to disabilities, but the ultimate goal of the program is to get disabled Americans…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Kidney Disease and Cancer

Our kidneys are among the most vital organs in our bodies because they are responsible for filtering our blood of waste. Without this bodily function, death would be…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Kidney Disease and Cancer

Our kidneys are among the most vital organs in our bodies because they are responsible for filtering our blood of waste. Without this bodily function, death would be…

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Differences Between Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability Insurance

April 4, 2014 When a person is unable to work because of a mental or physical condition, several options may be available to help assist with his or…

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Compassionate allowances speed up SSDI

May 9, 2012 Lou Gehrig disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, is one of Social Security’s “compassionate allowances” according to The State Journal Register. May…

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Top 3 Ways to Maximize Social Security Disability Benefits

February 28, 2014 The regulations and policies governing Social Security Disability can be confusing and complex, making it extremely difficult for some to ensure they are getting as…

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Mental Disorders Are Most Common Conditions Qualifying for Social Security Disability

February 24, 2013 There are numerous conditions that qualify individuals for Social Security disability benefits, but some of the most commonly listed ailments are mental disorders. In fact,…

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Few Low-Income Children With Mental Disorders Get Supplemental Security Income

There's good and bad news when it comes to low-income children with mental disorders in the U.S. getting the benefits they need. The bad news is many of…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Benefits For Mental Health Conditions

September 4, 2013 Over the last several decades, there has been a massive influx in the number of claims seeking benefits from the Social Security Administration due to…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Migraine Headaches

The searing pain associated with migraine headaches can be excruciating. Unfortunately, an estimated 10 percent of the American population is diagnosed with Migraine Headache Syndrome, which leaves many…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Migraine Headaches

The searing pain associated with migraine headaches can be excruciating. Unfortunately, an estimated 10 percent of the American population is diagnosed with Migraine Headache Syndrome, which leaves many…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Migraine Headaches

The searing pain associated with migraine headaches can be excruciating. Unfortunately, an estimated 10 percent of the American population is diagnosed with Migraine Headache Syndrome, which leaves many…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Migraine Headaches

The searing pain associated with migraine headaches can be excruciating. Unfortunately, an estimated 10 percent of the American population is diagnosed with Migraine Headache Syndrome, which leaves many…

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From Then to Now: Social Security Is 79 Years Old Today

On this day in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved the bill that would become the foundation for the Social Security program. Since that time, nearly 56 million…

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Common Reasons for Social Security Disability Denials

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work due to a disabling injury or illness, yet only some will receive Social Security Disability benefits—a program established…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

About 2.3 million people are afflicted with multiple sclerosis (MS), which impairs the ability to speak and move their bodies. What Is MS? MS is a disease of…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

About 2.3 million people are afflicted with multiple sclerosis (MS), which impairs the ability to speak and move their bodies. What Is MS? MS is a disease of…

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From Then to Now: Social Security Is 79 Years Old Today

On this day in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved the bill that would become the foundation for the Social Security program. Since that time, nearly 56 million…

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How the SSA Plans on Getting Social Security Disability to More Americans

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has come under heavy scrutiny for failing to meet both a sustainable budget and processing deadlines for new Social Security Disability claims. However,…

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Making a Plan for Your Social Security Disability Benefits

You never know when an injury or illness may leave you unable to work. That’s why it’s so important to have a plan for the future by knowing…

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Social security won’t increase for second year in a row

October 18, 2010 Seniors across the country are facing tight financial pinches. The Social Security Administration has announced that, for the second year in a row, they will…

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How the SSA Plans on Getting Social Security Disability to More Americans

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has come under heavy scrutiny for failing to meet both a sustainable budget and processing deadlines for new Social Security Disability claims. However,…

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A disease like Parkinson’s can greatly impact personal finances

The financial impact of a disease such as Parkinson’s can be huge.  Such diseases may render you unable to work, according to Patch. Most of us know to work…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Parkinson’s Disease

Data indicates that as many as 1 million Americans suffer from the degenerative neurological condition known as Parkinson’s Disease. Yet many citizens do not know the symptoms of the…

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Part 1: 4 steps to handling personal finances when a disability occurs

Planning for a life-altering disability isn't always at the top of the priority list. But, when you're diagnosed with a disabling condition, you just might need a plan.…

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PROMISE Launched For Supplemental Security Income Recipients

May 24, 2013 For many American citizens who are disabled and cannot work, Social Security Disability benefits aren’t always enough to make ends meet. These individuals, who are…

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Social Security Disability Conditions: Prostate Cancer

Nearly 200,000 men in the United States have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the most common form of cancer among American men today. For many, the…

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Social Security Act Celebrates 80th Anniversary

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935. In the eighty years that have passed since the bill’s inception, it has…

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Social Security Disability Rule Extended to Expedite Compassionate Allowances Claims

If an injury or illness has left you unable to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. But it's important to remember that it can take…

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Why Do You Need an RFC?

[vzaar id="8724913"] RFC stands for "Residual Functional Capacity" and is a type of test used to determine what kind of work an individual is or isn't capable of doing…

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Tips For Preventing Social Security Disability Claim Denials

December 30, 2013 It’s no secret just how difficult it can be to get an approval on a Social Security Disability benefit claim. In fact, the Social Security…

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Problems Can Arise After a Social Security Disability Approval

April 2, 2014 Americans unable to work due to mental or physical conditions believe that their problems are solved once their Social Security Disability benefits are approved. But…

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Do Mental Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability?

July 19, 2013 More claims for Social Security Disability Benefits are being filed in the United States today than ever before. One of the leading types of disabilities…

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Mental Disorders Are Most Common Conditions Qualifying for Social Security Disability

February 24, 2013 There are numerous conditions that qualify individuals for Social Security disability benefits, but some of the most commonly listed ailments are mental disorders. In fact,…

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The geography of Social Security Disability payments varies widely–part 1

The Social Security Disability program was started in 1957 as a way to help people who can’t work because of health problems. There has been a surge of…

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The geography of Social Security Disability payments varies widely–part 2

Social Security Disability rates are considerably higher in rural America than in cities, according to the Daily Yonder. Two of the counties in our nation receiving the highest…

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6 reasons to get help with Social Security Disability

An experienced Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) lawyer can alleviate stress and give you the time to focus on your recovery and well-being, according to the Wall Street…

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3 Social Security Disability questions and answers

Who can get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD)? A person must have enough work credits to qualify. One must prove his/her disability with medical records and meet the…

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How to navigate Social Security Disability

When a person has a mental disability that prohibits him or her from obtaining and gainful employment and when his or her financial resources are below a predetermined…

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Musculoskeletal disorders evaluated for SSD

The Social Security Administration (SSA) Listings of Impairments for Social Security Disability (SSD) are important because they outline the criteria  used to determine if a claimant is disabled. As…

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What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federally mandated disability insurance program. Overseen by the Social Security Administration (SSA), it operates separately from the retirement program and from…

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Resources tapped while awaiting SSD benefits

Who would you turn to if a disability or illness kept you from working? A 2012 poll found that friends and family continued to be the leading resource…

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Planning and preparing for a possible disability

The Social Security Administration (SSA) tells us that a 20-year-old worker has about three in 10 chances of suffering a disability before reaching retirement age. That's why it's…

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Part 1: 4 steps to handling personal finances when a disability occurs

Planning for a life-altering disability isn't always at the top of the priority list. But, when you're diagnosed with a disabling condition, you just might need a plan.…

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Today nearly 153 million workers are insured by Social Security Disability (SSD). If you are one of them, Market Watch cites these two (of four) steps that you should…

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Can you work and still receive SSD?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has special rules called "work incentives" that help you keep your benefits and Medicare while you test your ability to work, reports The Sacramento…

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Compassionate allowances speed up SSDI

May 9, 2012 Lou Gehrig disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, is one of Social Security’s “compassionate allowances” according to The State Journal Register. May…

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Social Security Disability and Medicare prescription costs

If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a time limit on collecting Social Security Disability benefits, The Sacramento Bee has the answer. According to the newspaper’s Q&A section, if a…

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Social Security Disability claims increase

By the end of 2013, the Social Security Administration expects Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims to reach 1.1 million, according to timesunion.com. SSDI provides monthly benefits to…

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SSDI benefits for severe depression

Clinical depression is a serious medical condition that can be profoundly disabling. For that reason, many people with severe depression may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits…

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What are your employment options while receiving SSDI?

July 18, 2012 People on Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) are provided incentives to return to work, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under the Social Security rules, you…

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Well-known people with disabilities

July 23, 2012 Do you have a disability or medical condition which limits what you can do? Many ordinary people, as well as many actors, politicians, and writers,…

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5 questions that may decide if you are disabled

The Social Security Administration uses a step-by-step process involving five questions to decide if you are disabled, according to their official website. You must first meet the conditions of…

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A disease like Parkinson’s can greatly impact personal finances

The financial impact of a disease such as Parkinson’s can be huge.  Such diseases may render you unable to work, according to Patch. Most of us know to work…

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SSDI recipients affecting unemployment rate

May 4, 2012 The number of U.S. workers claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has climbed 22 percent in the last five years, according to the Bangor Daily…

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Can I work on SSDI?

In the latest report from the Social Security trustees, coverage for those with disabilities (Social Security Disability Insurance [SSDI]) will exceed the amount coming in from payroll taxes…

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The difference between SSDI and SSI

Despite the similar acronyms, SSI and SSDI are quite different, according to AARP.org. Dating back to 1960, SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance. It’s an earned benefit that…

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SSDI and SSI may be available for wounded service members

All service members who became disabled on active duty after October 1, 2001, are possibly eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)…

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July 27, 2012 We are a long way from treating those with disabilities as equal citizens, according to the Huffington Post. Because so many disabled people are disconnected from…

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November 12, 2012 According to the Cypress Creek Mirror, a 58-year-old woman was diagnosed with stage IIIA metastatic breast cancer. She was unemployed at the time. A breast/ovarian cancer…

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Can You Work While Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?

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July 16, 2012 During the second quarter of 2012, the unemployment rate among people with disabilities dropped to its lowest in more than three years while applications for…

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70 Percent of SSDI claims denied

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Certain Medical Conditions Automatically Qualify You for SSDI

There are a number of impairments—both physical and mental—that will automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), according to…

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Social Security Administration Struggles to Collect $5.4 Billion Overpaid to Disabled Workers

Last month it was revealed that the Social Security Administration overpaid approximately $5.4 billion in benefits to disabled workers in 2009; this week the United States Government Accountability…

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Why Do Disability Claims Rise During a Recession? Hint: It’s Not Fraud.

An article published yesterday on CNN Money sheds light on what is being called a “hidden unemployment problem.” As CNN points out, 17% more Americans are on Social…

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Governor Tim Pawlenty Suggests Raising the Social Security Retirement Age

Minnesota governor and GOP presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty suggests that the best way to deal with the prospect of the Social Security Administration running out of funds sometime…

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How Will Work Affect Your Social Security Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration is offering free Work Incentive Events (WISE) across the country on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 for those who are interested in…

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The Social Security Disability program was started in 1957 as a way to help people who can’t work because of health problems. There has been a surge of…

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Social Security Disability rates are considerably higher in rural America than in cities, according to the Daily Yonder. Two of the counties in our nation receiving the highest…

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An experienced Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) lawyer can alleviate stress and give you the time to focus on your recovery and well-being, according to the Wall Street…

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When a person has a mental disability that prohibits him or her from obtaining and gainful employment and when his or her financial resources are below a predetermined…

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Musculoskeletal disorders evaluated for SSD

The Social Security Administration (SSA) Listings of Impairments for Social Security Disability (SSD) are important because they outline the criteria  used to determine if a claimant is disabled. As…

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What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federally mandated disability insurance program. Overseen by the Social Security Administration (SSA), it operates separately from the retirement program and from…

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Resources tapped while awaiting SSD benefits

Who would you turn to if a disability or illness kept you from working? A 2012 poll found that friends and family continued to be the leading resource…

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The financial impact of a disease such as Parkinson’s can be huge.  Such diseases may render you unable to work, according to Patch. Most of us know to work…

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Can you work and still receive SSD?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has special rules called "work incentives" that help you keep your benefits and Medicare while you test your ability to work, reports The Sacramento…

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SSDI recipients affecting unemployment rate

May 4, 2012 The number of U.S. workers claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has climbed 22 percent in the last five years, according to the Bangor Daily…

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Compassionate allowances speed up SSDI

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Can I work on SSDI?

In the latest report from the Social Security trustees, coverage for those with disabilities (Social Security Disability Insurance [SSDI]) will exceed the amount coming in from payroll taxes…

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Social Security Disability and Medicare prescription costs

If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a time limit on collecting Social Security Disability benefits, The Sacramento Bee has the answer. According to the newspaper’s Q&A section, if a…

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The difference between SSDI and SSI

Despite the similar acronyms, SSI and SSDI are quite different, according to AARP.org. Dating back to 1960, SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance. It’s an earned benefit that…

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Social Security Disability claims increase

By the end of 2013, the Social Security Administration expects Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims to reach 1.1 million, according to timesunion.com. SSDI provides monthly benefits to…

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SSDI and SSI may be available for wounded service members

All service members who became disabled on active duty after October 1, 2001, are possibly eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)…

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SSDI benefits for severe depression

Clinical depression is a serious medical condition that can be profoundly disabling. For that reason, many people with severe depression may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits…

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Disabled people’s unemployment rate reaches three-year low, SSDI applications stabilize

July 16, 2012 During the second quarter of 2012, the unemployment rate among people with disabilities dropped to its lowest in more than three years while applications for…

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July 18, 2012 People on Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) are provided incentives to return to work, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under the Social Security rules, you…

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According to DisabilitySecrets.com, if you have not worked long enough when you become disabled and have low income and assets, you can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), instead…

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The Social Security Administration uses a step-by-step process involving five questions to decide if you are disabled, according to their official website. You must first meet the conditions of…

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Ways to make sure your COLA goes further

According to stltoday.com , there are some practical ways to help make sure that the small 2013 cost of living (COLA) increase can go further for you. 1. Review healthcare…

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Can you collect SSDI and Medicaid at the same time?

November 12, 2012 According to the Cypress Creek Mirror, a 58-year-old woman was diagnosed with stage IIIA metastatic breast cancer. She was unemployed at the time. A breast/ovarian cancer…

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Social Security Disability applications backlogged

Millions of people are applying for disability benefits, and the Social Security Administration can't work through the claims fast enough, reports USA Today. Funded by workers' payroll deductions, the…

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Certain Medical Conditions Automatically Qualify You for SSDI

There are a number of impairments—both physical and mental—that will automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), according to…

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March 6, 2013 Current estimates from the Social Security Administration show it takes an average of 262 days to process each claim for Social Security Disability benefits. This leaves many…

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The Social Security Disability program was started in 1957 as a way to help people who can’t work because of health problems. There has been a surge of…

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Social Security Disability rates are considerably higher in rural America than in cities, according to the Daily Yonder. Two of the counties in our nation receiving the highest…

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An experienced Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) lawyer can alleviate stress and give you the time to focus on your recovery and well-being, according to the Wall Street…

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Who can get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD)? A person must have enough work credits to qualify. One must prove his/her disability with medical records and meet the…

Read More

How to navigate Social Security Disability

When a person has a mental disability that prohibits him or her from obtaining and gainful employment and when his or her financial resources are below a predetermined…

Read More

Musculoskeletal disorders evaluated for SSD

The Social Security Administration (SSA) Listings of Impairments for Social Security Disability (SSD) are important because they outline the criteria  used to determine if a claimant is disabled. As…

Read More

What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federally mandated disability insurance program. Overseen by the Social Security Administration (SSA), it operates separately from the retirement program and from…

Read More

Resources tapped while awaiting SSD benefits

Who would you turn to if a disability or illness kept you from working? A 2012 poll found that friends and family continued to be the leading resource…

Read More

Planning and preparing for a possible disability

The Social Security Administration (SSA) tells us that a 20-year-old worker has about three in 10 chances of suffering a disability before reaching retirement age. That's why it's…

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Part 1: 4 steps to handling personal finances when a disability occurs

Planning for a life-altering disability isn't always at the top of the priority list. But, when you're diagnosed with a disabling condition, you just might need a plan.…

Read More

Part 2: 4 steps to handling personal finances when a disability occurs

Today nearly 153 million workers are insured by Social Security Disability (SSD). If you are one of them, Market Watch cites these two (of four) steps that you should…

Read More

A disease like Parkinson’s can greatly impact personal finances

The financial impact of a disease such as Parkinson’s can be huge.  Such diseases may render you unable to work, according to Patch. Most of us know to work…

Read More

Can you work and still receive SSD?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has special rules called "work incentives" that help you keep your benefits and Medicare while you test your ability to work, reports The Sacramento…

Read More

SSDI recipients affecting unemployment rate

May 4, 2012 The number of U.S. workers claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has climbed 22 percent in the last five years, according to the Bangor Daily…

Read More

Compassionate allowances speed up SSDI

May 9, 2012 Lou Gehrig disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, is one of Social Security’s “compassionate allowances” according to The State Journal Register. May…

Read More

Can I work on SSDI?

In the latest report from the Social Security trustees, coverage for those with disabilities (Social Security Disability Insurance [SSDI]) will exceed the amount coming in from payroll taxes…

Read More

Social Security Disability and Medicare prescription costs

If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a time limit on collecting Social Security Disability benefits, The Sacramento Bee has the answer. According to the newspaper’s Q&A section, if a…

Read More

The difference between SSDI and SSI

Despite the similar acronyms, SSI and SSDI are quite different, according to AARP.org. Dating back to 1960, SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance. It’s an earned benefit that…

Read More

Social Security Disability claims increase

By the end of 2013, the Social Security Administration expects Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims to reach 1.1 million, according to timesunion.com. SSDI provides monthly benefits to…

Read More

SSDI and SSI may be available for wounded service members

All service members who became disabled on active duty after October 1, 2001, are possibly eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)…

Read More

SSDI benefits for severe depression

Clinical depression is a serious medical condition that can be profoundly disabling. For that reason, many people with severe depression may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits…

Read More

Disabled people’s unemployment rate reaches three-year low, SSDI applications stabilize

July 16, 2012 During the second quarter of 2012, the unemployment rate among people with disabilities dropped to its lowest in more than three years while applications for…

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July 18, 2012 People on Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) are provided incentives to return to work, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under the Social Security rules, you…

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July 23, 2012 Do you have a disability or medical condition which limits what you can do? Many ordinary people, as well as many actors, politicians, and writers,…

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July 27, 2012 We are a long way from treating those with disabilities as equal citizens, according to the Huffington Post. Because so many disabled people are disconnected from…

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August 1, 2012 It’s a great achievement for any person to perform extraordinary acts, but it’s even greater when this is done despite a disability. This blog looks…

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August 15, 2012 Attacks against Social Security Disability Insurance have been on the rise lately, according to Newsday. Among other things, some critics say that SSDI applications have increased…

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70 Percent of SSDI claims denied

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult due to how long a claim can take and the high chance of being denied, according to DisabilitySecrets.com. Statistically,…

Read More

How can you get SSI?

According to DisabilitySecrets.com, if you have not worked long enough when you become disabled and have low income and assets, you can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), instead…

Read More

5 questions that may decide if you are disabled

The Social Security Administration uses a step-by-step process involving five questions to decide if you are disabled, according to their official website. You must first meet the conditions of…

Read More

Ways to make sure your COLA goes further

According to stltoday.com , there are some practical ways to help make sure that the small 2013 cost of living (COLA) increase can go further for you. 1. Review healthcare…

Read More

Can you collect SSDI and Medicaid at the same time?

November 12, 2012 According to the Cypress Creek Mirror, a 58-year-old woman was diagnosed with stage IIIA metastatic breast cancer. She was unemployed at the time. A breast/ovarian cancer…

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Social Security Disability applications backlogged

Millions of people are applying for disability benefits, and the Social Security Administration can't work through the claims fast enough, reports USA Today. Funded by workers' payroll deductions, the…

Read More

Certain Medical Conditions Automatically Qualify You for SSDI

There are a number of impairments—both physical and mental—that will automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), according to…

Read More

Number Of Social Security Disability Claims Growing

January 18, 2013 In recent years, claims for Social Security Disability benefits have skyrocketed. According to Forbes, the number of Social Security Disability recipients has hit an all-time high in…

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New Expedited SSD Filing Process for Veterans

One of the most frustrating parts of the Social Security Disability filing process is the waiting. Claims take time to process, court dates have to be set, and…

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Social Security Disability Conditions: Blindness

March 19, 2014 Many Americans with Blindness and visual impairments apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for financial support. Blindness is considered to be a permanently debilitating…

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Obama Continuing to Push Changes for Cost-of-Living Adjustment

February 21, 2014 It can be a struggle to make ends meet for those who receive Social Security Disability Benefits as their only source of income. In an…

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Social Security Commission Proposed to Solve Program Issues

Most Americans depend on the Social Security system as a resource for income and assistance if they become disabled. But budget shortfalls and a growing number of recipients…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Examine Compassionate Allowances

December 20, 2013 There are numerous mental and physical conditions that can leave an individual unable to work, sometimes permanently. For most of these individuals, Social Security Disability…

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New Contingency Plan Protects Social Security Disability Operations

The Social Security Administration is responsible for handling all processes of the Social Security Disability (SSD) program. These operations are handled by thousands of government employees on a…

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What Is Supplemental Security Income?

March 13, 2013 For thousands of Americans who are unable to work due to a disability, Social Security benefits may not be enough to make ends meet. To…

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Number Of Social Security Disability Claims Growing

January 18, 2013 In recent years, claims for Social Security Disability benefits have skyrocketed. According to Forbes, the number of Social Security Disability recipients has hit an all-time high in…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

About 2.3 million people are afflicted with multiple sclerosis (MS), which impairs the ability to speak and move their bodies. What Is MS? MS is a disease of…

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Previous Projections of Social Security Disability Benefits Trust Fund Depletion May Be Flawed

Studies Show Projection Data Is Flawed New research indicates projections about the financial status of our nation’s retirement and disability trust funds may not be accurate. Currently, estimates…

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Social Security Act Celebrates 80th Anniversary

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935. In the eighty years that have passed since the bill’s inception, it has…

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Social Security Administration Struggles to Collect $5.4 Billion Overpaid to Disabled Workers

Last month it was revealed that the Social Security Administration overpaid approximately $5.4 billion in benefits to disabled workers in 2009; this week the United States Government Accountability…

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Social Security Disability Payments to Cease in 2017?

Funds for Social Security Disability payments may run dry by 2017, according to a new analysis done by The Congressional Budget Office. The CBO attributes this to both…

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SSA Establishes New Goals For Processing Social Security Disability Claims

April 3, 2013 In an effort to reduce costs and wait times associated with slow processing of Social Security Disability claims, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has established…

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3 Factors Used to Determine Social Security Disability Eligibility

You may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if you're unable to work because of a mental or physical condition. When applying, it’s important to remember there will…

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Getting Back to Work After a Disability

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits offer financial assistance to people unable to work due to disabilities, but the ultimate goal of the program is to get disabled Americans…

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When to File Social Security Disability Appeals

If you’ve ever attempted to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you know how daunting the task can be. The wait time for a decision in your case…

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New Contingency Plan Protects Social Security Disability Operations

The Social Security Administration is responsible for handling all processes of the Social Security Disability (SSD) program. These operations are handled by thousands of government employees on a…

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Can a Medical Condition Automatically Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Millions of Americans suffer from medical conditions that leave them unable to work. Many qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but the application process can be take time—some…

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The Evolution of the Social Security Disability Program

The U.S. Social Security Disability program was established in 1956 as a way to provide citizens who suffered from a disabling mental or physical condition for longer than…

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Always Report Changes to Your Social Security Disability Status

When a person is awarded Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the amount they receive is based on several factors including income, work history, marital status, and even the…

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Social security won’t increase for second year in a row

October 18, 2010 Seniors across the country are facing tight financial pinches. The Social Security Administration has announced that, for the second year in a row, they will…

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How to Apply for Social Security Disability

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be time-consuming, confusing, and frustrating. Let an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer from Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin help you navigate…

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Applying For Social Security Disability Online

February 27, 2013 For many disabled workers, making it to the Social Security Administration (SSA) office nearest them can often prove to be difficult due to their conditions.…

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Will The Sequester Affect Social Security Disability Benefit Claims?

March 20,2013 With thousands of federal employees facing the requirement of taking furloughed time off due to sequestration, many feel this action may do nothing but harm people.…

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Changes Could Mean Reductions In Social Security Disability Benefits

April 10, 2013 With serious budget deficits looming over the federal government, officials are attempting to find areas where spending cuts can be made. Unfortunately for recipients of…

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Social Security Disability Program Costs Expected To Rise

April 12, 2013 According to data collected by the Congressional Budget Office, a growing number of Americans are turning to Social Security Disability Benefits to make ends meet.…

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What Are The Qualifications For Supplemental Security Income Eligibility?

July 15, 2013 Many disabled Americans struggle to make ends meet. While many are able to receive Social Security Disability, the Social Security Administration denies more than 70 percent…

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How Other Benefits Can Affect Social Security Disability Payments

December 2, 2013 When an individual is left permanently unable to work due to an on-the-job accident, they may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits for a…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Hepatitis

There are hundreds of diseases and conditions that can leave an individual unable to work and eligible for Social Security disability benefits, including hepatitis. The disease is a…

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Social Security Commission Proposed to Solve Program Issues

Most Americans depend on the Social Security system as a resource for income and assistance if they become disabled. But budget shortfalls and a growing number of recipients…

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Now’s The Time To Apply For Social Security Disability, Here’s Why

Receiving Social Security Disability benefits can be effective in helping those who are unable to work due to a health condition make ends meet; however, the funds that…

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Housing for People With Intellectual Disabilities Coming to Irvine

When people suffer from developmental or intellectual disabilities, life often has a very unique set of hurdles that must be overcome. The parents of many of these individuals…

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5 Facts About Social Security Disability And Its Recipients

If there’s one thing in life that can be expected, it’s that the unexpected will occur. Each year, millions of Americans are afflicted with an unforeseen injury or…

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How to Determine Your Social Security Disability Eligibility

There are many struggles you may face if you’re unable to work because of an injury or illness, but one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome is…

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From Then to Now: Social Security Is 79 Years Old Today

On this day in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved the bill that would become the foundation for the Social Security program. Since that time, nearly 56 million…

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Social Security Disability Rule Extended to Expedite Compassionate Allowances Claims

If an injury or illness has left you unable to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. But it's important to remember that it can take…

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Knowing Your Benefits Is Crucial When Applying for Social Security Disability

Accidents and illnesses can strike at any time, leaving Americans unable to work and without income. Many citizens who find themselves in such situations may qualify for Social…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Breast Cancer

Data from the National Cancer Institute indicates 232,670 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year, and 40,000 patients will lose their battle with the disease.…

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New Technology Helping To Reduce Backlogged Social Security Disability Claims

August 14, 2013 As the number of claimants for Social Security Disability Benefits continues to grow, leading to the swelling of a backlog of unprocessed claims, the Social…

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Social Security Administration Reports Decline In Approval Rates For Disability Benefits

December 4, 2013 When an individual is left unable to work due to a mental or physical condition, they may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits.…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Look At 4 Steps of A Claim Denial Appeal

January 29, 2014 There are hundreds of thousands of disabled Americans who are waiting for decisions to be made on their Social Security Disability claims. The stark reality…

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3 Reasons for Social Security Disability Denials

The Social Security Administration (SSA) estimates that as many as 60 percent of initial claims are denied. This leaves many applicants wondering what some of the common reasons…

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What You Need To Know Filing Social Security Disability Appeals

Suffering an injury or illness that leaves you unable to work may leave you dependent on alternative resources of income—such as Social Security Disability benefits. However, the process…

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The Judge Could Be a Factor in Your Social Security Disability Appeal

If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability benefits, in all likelihood, your claim has been denied. That’s because the Social Security Administration says that up to 65 percent of…

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Upgrades to Online System Makes Appealing Your Social Security Disability Claim Easier

Getting approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits is no easy task. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reports up to 65 percent of claims are initially turned…

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How to Appeal a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

If your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits was denied, you're not alone. As many as 70 percent of all initial claims for SSD benefits are rejected…

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Appealing The Denial Of A Social Security Disability Claim

May 6, 2013 In recent years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has come under heavy scrutiny for failing to find a solution to the growing number of unprocessed…

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Denied Social Security Disability Claim: How To Appeal

June 14, 2013 Even when a person files a legitimate claim for Social Security Disability Benefits, there is a good chance it will be denied. Records from the Social…

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Social Security Administration Considers Reforms to Appeals Regulations

March 7, 2014 It’s already fairly difficult to get approved for Social Security Disability benefits, considering more than 60 percent of initial claims are denied. Now though, the…

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Wait Times for Social Security Disability Appeals Hearings Are Growing

March 14, 2014 It seems to be a case of taking one step forward and two steps back when it comes to the Social Security Administration (SSA) addressing…

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Your Rights During a Social Security Disability Claim

As a United States citizen, you have certain rights that cannot be encroached upon, even by the federal government. So when you’re applying for Social Security Disability benefits,…

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When to File Social Security Disability Appeals

If you’ve ever attempted to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you know how daunting the task can be. The wait time for a decision in your case…

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Applying For Social Security Disability Online

February 27, 2013 For many disabled workers, making it to the Social Security Administration (SSA) office nearest them can often prove to be difficult due to their conditions.…

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Tips to Speed Up the SSD Approval Process

While the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a goal of processing all new disability claims within 109 days of filing, the agency has repeatedly failed to meet this…

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How To Begin Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits

May 13, 2013 When an individual suffers from a condition or injury that leaves him or her unable to work for longer than one year, the only source…

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4 Steps To The Social Security Disability Application Process

January 10, 2014 Estimates show there are currently millions of Americans suffering from medical conditions that may qualify them for Social Security Disability benefits. However, the processes and…

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Accusations Cause Disabled Man’s Social Security Disability Benefits To Be Withheld

January 24, 2014 Many disabled individuals believe that once they receive a Social Security Disability Approval, many of their problems will be solved. However, a recent report told…

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3 Tips for Streamlining the Social Security Disability Approval Process

March 12, 2014 Millions of Americans depend on Social Security Disability benefits, but the process of filing a claim can prove to be an arduous task. The Social…

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Problems With Social Security Disability Can Arise at Anytime

March 17, 2014 People unable to work due to disabling conditions often receive income supplied by a Social Security Disability Approval. However, faults within the system may create…

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Problems Can Arise After a Social Security Disability Approval

April 2, 2014 Americans unable to work due to mental or physical conditions believe that their problems are solved once their Social Security Disability benefits are approved. But…

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Actions to Take During a Social Security Continuing Disability Review

Once an individual receives a Social Security Disability Approval, they will continue to receive benefits until the Social Security Administration (SSA) deems them no longer disabled. But information…

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How to Appeal a Social Security Disability Decision

More than half of those who apply for Social Security Disability benefits are denied the first time around. If you disagree with the agency’s decision, you’ll want to…

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Social Security Administration Struggles to Collect $5.4 Billion Overpaid to Disabled Workers

Last month it was revealed that the Social Security Administration overpaid approximately $5.4 billion in benefits to disabled workers in 2009; this week the United States Government Accountability…

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Social Security Disability Payments to Cease in 2017?

Funds for Social Security Disability payments may run dry by 2017, according to a new analysis done by The Congressional Budget Office. The CBO attributes this to both…

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More and More Employers Shrug Off Disability Insurance Costs

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst; isn’t that how the saying goes? Too few Americans are “preparing for the worst” when it comes to disability insurance,…

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4 Mentally Disabled People Locked in Basement While Captors Cash Disability Checks

In a news story that’s making waves around the world, a fourth person has been arrested for her connection to a scheme in which four mentally disabled adults…

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How To Determine Eligibility For Social Security Disability Benefits

March 8, 2013 When a person becomes unable to work due to a health condition, one of the first questions they will often ask is, “Am I eligible…

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Growing Number of Social Security Disability Fraud Cases Reported

June 24, 2013 Earlier this year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) switched from cutting paper checks to recipients of Social Security Disability benefits to issuing direct deposits to…

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What Affects People’s Ability To Collect Social Security Disability Benefits?

July 29, 2013 While Social Security Disability Benefits can be a lifeline for many who are unable to work due to a mental or physical condition, a majority of…

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Applying Online For Social Security Disability Benefits

August 7, 2013 Each year, millions of Americans are left unable to work due to a debilitating mental or physical condition. This often leaves these individuals struggling to…

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Amount Of Time Worked Significantly Affects Social Security Disability Claims

August 19, 2013 For those who are unable to work because of a mental or physical condition, Social Security Disability Benefits may be an only option as a…

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Social Security Commission Proposed to Solve Program Issues

Most Americans depend on the Social Security system as a resource for income and assistance if they become disabled. But budget shortfalls and a growing number of recipients…

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How to Determine Your Social Security Disability Eligibility

There are many struggles you may face if you’re unable to work because of an injury or illness, but one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome is…

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3 Reasons for Social Security Disability Denials

The Social Security Administration (SSA) estimates that as many as 60 percent of initial claims are denied. This leaves many applicants wondering what some of the common reasons…

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Estimate for 2015 Social Security Disability COLA Released

Making ends meet can be a struggle those who receive Social Security Disability benefits. Ricipients must meet strict income limits that prevent savings from being accumulated to be…

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Will The Sequester Affect Social Security Disability Benefit Claims?

March 20,2013 With thousands of federal employees facing the requirement of taking furloughed time off due to sequestration, many feel this action may do nothing but harm people.…

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Number Of Social Security Disability Recipients On The Rise

April 26, 2013 New information released by the Social Security Administration (SSA) shows that the number of individuals receiving Social Security Disability Benefits is continuing to climb. Data…

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How To Begin Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits

May 13, 2013 When an individual suffers from a condition or injury that leaves him or her unable to work for longer than one year, the only source…

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Law Aims To Cut SSD Wait Times For Terminally Ill

July 22, 2013 One of the most significant problems the Social Security Disability system faces today is the long waits. A large majority of these individuals are extremely…

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Video Conferencing Available For Those Filing Social Security Disability Claims

August 9, 2013 When a disabled citizen applies for Social Security Disability Benefits, their claim must typically go thorough a series of hearings and interviews before being approved.…

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February Focuses On Raising Awareness of Debilitating Diseases

February 7, 2014 The month of February is a time to raise awareness of several debilitating conditions many Americans face every day. The American Heart Association has named…

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How the SSA Plans on Getting Social Security Disability to More Americans

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has come under heavy scrutiny for failing to meet both a sustainable budget and processing deadlines for new Social Security Disability claims. However,…

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Don’t Hesitate if You’re Considering Applying for Social Security Disability

If you’ve been considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, there’s no better time than now. Not only are there limits on the amount of time that can…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Examine Autism As A Condition Qualifying For Benefits

October 8, 2013 For those who are unable to work because of a mental or physical condition, resources for income can be extremely limited. This may force these…

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What To Do If A Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied

July 17, 2013 Those who are unable to work due to their mental or physical condition may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits from the federal…

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The Effects of Flaws in the Social Security Disability Benefit Claims Process

It’s no secret that the Social Security Administration is overwhelmed by a growing number of Social Security Disability benefit claims that are awaiting processing. What is shocking is…

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How Student Loan Debt Can Affect Your Social Security Disability Benefits

There are countless circumstances that can result in garnishment or loss of Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, but one of the most common factors affecting SSD claims today…

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How Will Work Affect Your Social Security Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration is offering free Work Incentive Events (WISE) across the country on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 for those who are interested in…

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The geography of Social Security Disability payments varies widely–part 1

The Social Security Disability program was started in 1957 as a way to help people who can’t work because of health problems. There has been a surge of…

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6 reasons to get help with Social Security Disability

An experienced Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) lawyer can alleviate stress and give you the time to focus on your recovery and well-being, according to the Wall Street…

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3 Social Security Disability questions and answers

Who can get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD)? A person must have enough work credits to qualify. One must prove his/her disability with medical records and meet the…

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How to navigate Social Security Disability

When a person has a mental disability that prohibits him or her from obtaining and gainful employment and when his or her financial resources are below a predetermined…

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Musculoskeletal disorders evaluated for SSD

The Social Security Administration (SSA) Listings of Impairments for Social Security Disability (SSD) are important because they outline the criteria  used to determine if a claimant is disabled. As…

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What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federally mandated disability insurance program. Overseen by the Social Security Administration (SSA), it operates separately from the retirement program and from…

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Resources tapped while awaiting SSD benefits

Who would you turn to if a disability or illness kept you from working? A 2012 poll found that friends and family continued to be the leading resource…

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Planning and preparing for a possible disability

The Social Security Administration (SSA) tells us that a 20-year-old worker has about three in 10 chances of suffering a disability before reaching retirement age. That's why it's…

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Part 1: 4 steps to handling personal finances when a disability occurs

Planning for a life-altering disability isn't always at the top of the priority list. But, when you're diagnosed with a disabling condition, you just might need a plan.…

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Part 2: 4 steps to handling personal finances when a disability occurs

Today nearly 153 million workers are insured by Social Security Disability (SSD). If you are one of them, Market Watch cites these two (of four) steps that you should…

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A disease like Parkinson’s can greatly impact personal finances

The financial impact of a disease such as Parkinson’s can be huge.  Such diseases may render you unable to work, according to Patch. Most of us know to work…

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Can you work and still receive SSD?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has special rules called "work incentives" that help you keep your benefits and Medicare while you test your ability to work, reports The Sacramento…

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SSDI recipients affecting unemployment rate

May 4, 2012 The number of U.S. workers claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has climbed 22 percent in the last five years, according to the Bangor Daily…

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Compassionate allowances speed up SSDI

May 9, 2012 Lou Gehrig disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, is one of Social Security’s “compassionate allowances” according to The State Journal Register. May…

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Can I work on SSDI?

In the latest report from the Social Security trustees, coverage for those with disabilities (Social Security Disability Insurance [SSDI]) will exceed the amount coming in from payroll taxes…

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Social Security Disability and Medicare prescription costs

If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a time limit on collecting Social Security Disability benefits, The Sacramento Bee has the answer. According to the newspaper’s Q&A section, if a…

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The difference between SSDI and SSI

Despite the similar acronyms, SSI and SSDI are quite different, according to AARP.org. Dating back to 1960, SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance. It’s an earned benefit that…

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Social Security Disability claims increase

By the end of 2013, the Social Security Administration expects Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims to reach 1.1 million, according to timesunion.com. SSDI provides monthly benefits to…

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SSDI and SSI may be available for wounded service members

All service members who became disabled on active duty after October 1, 2001, are possibly eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)…

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SSDI benefits for severe depression

Clinical depression is a serious medical condition that can be profoundly disabling. For that reason, many people with severe depression may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits…

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Disabled people’s unemployment rate reaches three-year low, SSDI applications stabilize

July 16, 2012 During the second quarter of 2012, the unemployment rate among people with disabilities dropped to its lowest in more than three years while applications for…

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What are your employment options while receiving SSDI?

July 18, 2012 People on Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) are provided incentives to return to work, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under the Social Security rules, you…

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Well-known people with disabilities

July 23, 2012 Do you have a disability or medical condition which limits what you can do? Many ordinary people, as well as many actors, politicians, and writers,…

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Are people with disabilities being stereotyped or treated unfairly?

July 27, 2012 We are a long way from treating those with disabilities as equal citizens, according to the Huffington Post. Because so many disabled people are disconnected from…

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Extraordinary people with disabilities

August 1, 2012 It’s a great achievement for any person to perform extraordinary acts, but it’s even greater when this is done despite a disability. This blog looks…

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Increase in SSDI benefits criticized by some

August 15, 2012 Attacks against Social Security Disability Insurance have been on the rise lately, according to Newsday. Among other things, some critics say that SSDI applications have increased…

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12 tips to prevent identity theft

September 12, 2012 To keep someone from stealing your identity, some simple precautions and these twelve steps may be able to help you, according to ehow.com. (1) Protect your…

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70 Percent of SSDI claims denied

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult due to how long a claim can take and the high chance of being denied, according to DisabilitySecrets.com. Statistically,…

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How can you get SSI?

According to DisabilitySecrets.com, if you have not worked long enough when you become disabled and have low income and assets, you can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), instead…

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5 questions that may decide if you are disabled

The Social Security Administration uses a step-by-step process involving five questions to decide if you are disabled, according to their official website. You must first meet the conditions of…

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Ways to make sure your COLA goes further

According to stltoday.com , there are some practical ways to help make sure that the small 2013 cost of living (COLA) increase can go further for you. 1. Review healthcare…

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Can you collect SSDI and Medicaid at the same time?

November 12, 2012 According to the Cypress Creek Mirror, a 58-year-old woman was diagnosed with stage IIIA metastatic breast cancer. She was unemployed at the time. A breast/ovarian cancer…

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Social Security Disability applications backlogged

Millions of people are applying for disability benefits, and the Social Security Administration can't work through the claims fast enough, reports USA Today. Funded by workers' payroll deductions, the…

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Certain Medical Conditions Automatically Qualify You for SSDI

There are a number of impairments—both physical and mental—that will automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), according to…

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Miscalculations Can Result In Substantial Cuts To Social Security Disability Benefits

February 4, 2013 The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently discovered that it had overpaid thousands of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income recipients billions of dollars in recent…

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Social Security Disability Cases Often Initially Denied

February 25, 2013 Data shows that the Social Security Administration denies a majority of claims for Social Security Disability Benefits. These denials can result in claimants being required to…

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What Determines Eligibility For Social Security Disability Back Pay?

March 6, 2013 Current estimates from the Social Security Administration show it takes an average of 262 days to process each claim for Social Security Disability benefits. This leaves many…

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How To Determine Eligibility For Social Security Disability Benefits

March 8, 2013 When a person becomes unable to work due to a health condition, one of the first questions they will often ask is, “Am I eligible…

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What Is Supplemental Security Income?

March 13, 2013 For thousands of Americans who are unable to work due to a disability, Social Security benefits may not be enough to make ends meet. To…

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Rise In Number Of Social Security Claims Being Blamed On Fraud

March 14, 2013 It’s no secret the nation’s Social Security Disability system has seen a massive influx in the number of claims filed. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reports…

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Will The Sequester Affect Social Security Disability Benefit Claims?

March 20,2013 With thousands of federal employees facing the requirement of taking furloughed time off due to sequestration, many feel this action may do nothing but harm people.…

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Bill Being Introduced to Eliminate Disability Wait Times For the Terminally Ill

April 1, 2013 With the average wait time for a decision to be reached on a Social Security Disability Claim inching towards almost a year, lawmakers are looking for…

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Many Recipients Of Social Security Disability Say The Program Is Hard to Leave

April 8, 2013 While government officials believe there are several causes for the lack of an economic turn around, many claim a large portion of the problem stems…

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Changes Could Mean Reductions In Social Security Disability Benefits

April 10, 2013 With serious budget deficits looming over the federal government, officials are attempting to find areas where spending cuts can be made. Unfortunately for recipients of…

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Number Of Social Security Disability Recipients On The Rise

April 26, 2013 New information released by the Social Security Administration (SSA) shows that the number of individuals receiving Social Security Disability Benefits is continuing to climb. Data…

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How To Begin Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits

May 13, 2013 When an individual suffers from a condition or injury that leaves him or her unable to work for longer than one year, the only source…

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Available For Soldiers And Veterans?

May 17, 2013 Each day in the United States, soldiers return home from service overseas with injuries and conditions that leave them unable to work. This raises numerous…

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What Programs Are Available To Those Who Are Unable To Work?

May 20, 2013 Suffering from a condition or injury that leaves a person unable to work for an extended period of time can be difficult. The focus on…

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Does Arthritis Qualify An Individual For Social Security Disability Benefits?

May 22, 2013 When a person suffers from a condition or injury that leaves them facing the inability to work for more than a year, they may qualify…

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What Should A Person Do If Their Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied?

May 31, 2013 With the Social Security Administration (SSA) facing a huge influx of new applications for Social Security Disability Benefits, the agency seems to have adopted a policy…

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Ticket To Work Program Focuses On Social Security Disability Beneficiaries

June 19, 2013 With the number of citizens filing Social Security Disability Claims skyrocketing and funding for such programs slowly beginning to run out, it is vital that solutions…

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Growing Number of Social Security Disability Fraud Cases Reported

June 24, 2013 Earlier this year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) switched from cutting paper checks to recipients of Social Security Disability benefits to issuing direct deposits to…

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Investigators Find Flaws In Payments Of Social Security Disability Benefits

June 26, 2013 Investigators with the House of Representatives have uncovered how the Social Security Administration (SSA) is approving a shockingly high number of Social Security Disability Claims that…

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Does Autism Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

July 12, 2013 One of the fastest growing claims for Social Security Disability Benefits is for debilitating mental conditions such as autism. Autistic individuals can be extremely limited in…

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Social Security Disability Claims Increase Blamed On Lack Of Reform

July 24, 2013 The Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently facing an ever-growing number of claims for Social Security Disability benefits. This, in turn, has led to the…

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What Affects People’s Ability To Collect Social Security Disability Benefits?

July 29, 2013 While Social Security Disability Benefits can be a lifeline for many who are unable to work due to a mental or physical condition, a majority of…

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Lawmakers Seek Approval Of The ABLE Act For Disability Recipients

August 1, 2013 Social Security Disability and other similar benefits provide financial resources to those who are unable to work due to a mental or physical impairments. The…

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Applying Online For Social Security Disability Benefits

August 7, 2013 Each year, millions of Americans are left unable to work due to a debilitating mental or physical condition. This often leaves these individuals struggling to…

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Video Conferencing Available For Those Filing Social Security Disability Claims

August 9, 2013 When a disabled citizen applies for Social Security Disability Benefits, their claim must typically go thorough a series of hearings and interviews before being approved.…

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New Technology Helping To Reduce Backlogged Social Security Disability Claims

August 14, 2013 As the number of claimants for Social Security Disability Benefits continues to grow, leading to the swelling of a backlog of unprocessed claims, the Social…

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Disabled Soldiers May Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits

August 16, 2013 The injuries incurred by soldiers during service to our country can often leave them unable to work. This can lead to financial struggles. However, Social…

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Social Security Disability Approval Process More Difficult Than Before

August 21, 2013 In recent years, there have been a growing number of Americans applying for Social Security Disability Benefits. The swelling number of recipients of benefits has…

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Amount Of Time Worked Significantly Affects Social Security Disability Claims

August 19, 2013 For those who are unable to work because of a mental or physical condition, Social Security Disability Benefits may be an only option as a…

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Dozens Arrested In Connection To Social Security Disability Fraud

August 26, 2013 Last week, a total of 75 people were arrested in connection to fraudulent claims for Social Security Disability Benefits being made in Puerto Rico. Experts…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Benefits For Mental Health Conditions

September 4, 2013 Over the last several decades, there has been a massive influx in the number of claims seeking benefits from the Social Security Administration due to…

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SSA Continues Testing of New Social Security Disability Processing Systems

September 9, 2013 The Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently facing a backlog of hundreds of thousands of claims for Social Security Disability Benefits that are awaiting decisions. …

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Qualifications For Benefits Following Amputation

September 13, 2013 The loss of a limb due to an accident can have devastating effects on an individual’s ability to perform work duties. The Social Security Disability…

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Does Blindness Qualify An Individual For Social Security Disability Benefits?

September 16, 2013 Many Americans depend on their ability to see in order to work and make a living. Having their sight taken away by an accident or…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Examine Effects Fraud Has On Other Claims

September 18, 2013 The nation’s Social Security program, which offers benefits to those who have retired or have become disabled and are unable to work, is currently facing…

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How Hearing Impairments and Social Security Disability Benefits Affect One Another

September 20, 2013 The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin state that even the simplest of tasks can become extremely difficult to complete if…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Look At Factors That Can Affect Claim Processing

September 25, 2013 When a United States citizen is left unable to work for a period of time longer than one-year due to a physical or mental condition,…

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Social Security Administration Employee Charged In Connection To Illegal “Processing Fee”

September 27, 2013 For those who do not have enough resources for income to support themselves and their families, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be available as a…

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Would A Government Shutdown Affect Social Security Disability Benefits?

September 30, 2013 With the United States currently facing a shutdown of the federal government, experts explain many recipients of government benefits are wondering what effects such an…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Examine Autism As A Condition Qualifying For Benefits

October 8, 2013 For those who are unable to work because of a mental or physical condition, resources for income can be extremely limited. This may force these…

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Study Shows Those With Autism May Find Success In Certain Jobs

October 11, 2013 One of the major problems the federal government is currently trying to solve with the Social Security Disability system is how to get those who…

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What Is The Criteria For Social Security Disability Benefits Eligibility?

October 18, 2013 Each year, hundreds of thousands of American apply for Social Security Disability Benefits due to suffering from a mental or physical condition that prevents them…

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Does Blindness or Vision Impairment Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

October 21, 2013 There are many conditions that can qualify an individual for Social Security Disability Benefits, but one of the most common is blindness or visual impairment.…

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What Happens If A Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied?

October 25, 2013 When an individual applies for Social Security disability benefits, the initial claim will likely be denied. Data from the Social Security Administration (SSA) shows more…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Overpayments of Benefits

October 28, 2013 While hundreds of thousands of disabled individuals are battling through the process of filing to receive Social Security Disability benefits, some of those who have…

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Complications Are Common In The Social Security Disability Application Process

November 1, 2013 While the Social Security program is a lifeline for millions of Americans who are unable to work, the system is also known for its complicated…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Expedited Processing For Veterans

November 8, 2013 Each day, the number of soldiers and veterans who are unable to work due to disabling conditions brought on by their service to our country…

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Social Security Benefit Evaluation Tool Now Available To Veterans

November 11, 2013 For soldiers who are unable to work due to a disability caused by their military service, making ends meet on the benefits they receive from…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Benefits For Hearing Impairments

November 13, 2013 As humans, we depend on our five senses to interpret and interact with our surroundings in the world. That is why the loss of one…

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Depression Named Second Most Common Cause of Disability

November 15, 2013 There are millions of people throughout the United States who are left unable to work due to a mental or physical condition they suffer from.…

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Does Alzheimer’s Disease Qualify Patients for Social Security Disability Benefits?

November 20, 2013 Individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease are often left unable to work due to memory loss and behavior issues brought on by the degeneration of the…

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Study Indicates Increases In Payouts of Social Security Disability Benefits

November 25, 2013 The Social Security Administration oversees the distribution of disability benefits to millions of Americans who are unable to work due to a mental or physical…

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Social Security Administration Reports Decline In Approval Rates For Disability Benefits

December 4, 2013 When an individual is left unable to work due to a mental or physical condition, they may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits.…

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New Study Cites Reasons For Increases In Social Security Disability Claim Numbers

December 13, 2013 Over the past several decades, the number of Social Security Disability benefit recipients has swelled. The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos &…

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Some Social Security Disability Recipients Continue To Struggle Financially

December 18, 2013 Individuals who are left unable to work due to a mental or physical condition may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. However, the…

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SSA Considering Policy Changes To Improve The Disability Application Process

December 27, 2013 There are millions of Americans who depend on Social Security Disability Benefits as their main source of income due to the fact they are unable…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Examine Compassionate Allowances

December 20, 2013 There are numerous mental and physical conditions that can leave an individual unable to work, sometimes permanently. For most of these individuals, Social Security Disability…

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What Determines Social Security Disability Eligibility?

January 6, 2014 There are millions of Americans who are unable to work due to health conditions. For a majority of these individuals, Social Security Disability benefits are…

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Social Security Disability Fraud and The Effects It Has On The System

January 8, 2014 Earlier this week, hundreds of current and former emergency workers in New York were indicted on charges of Social Security Disability Fraud. Reports from the…

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Social Security Disability Changes For 2014

January 15, 2014 Over the past several years, a backlog of unprocessed Social Security Disability benefits claims has accumulated to the point where hundreds of thousands of individuals…

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Judge Offers 3 Tips To Preventing Social Security Disability Fraud

January 20, 2014 Several weeks ago, hundreds of former New York police officers and firefighters were indicted on charges of Social Security Disability Fraud. Estimates show these individuals…

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Accusations Cause Disabled Man’s Social Security Disability Benefits To Be Withheld

January 24, 2014 Many disabled individuals believe that once they receive a Social Security Disability Approval, many of their problems will be solved. However, a recent report told…

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How Is Social Security Disability Eligibility Determined?

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February 7, 2014 The month of February is a time to raise awareness of several debilitating conditions many Americans face every day. The American Heart Association has named…

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3 Most Common Conditions That Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

February 12, 2014 There are a variety of conditions that qualify Americans for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. But some conditions are seen by the Social Security Administration…

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Social Security Disability Myths: The Unemployed Are Abusing the System

February 14, 2014 For those unable to work due to debilitating mental or physical conditions, Social Security Disability Insurance may be the only means available for steady income.…

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Changes Coming to the Way Veterans’ Social Security Disability Claims Are Handled

February 19, 2014 Getting a Social Security disability claim approved can be tedious for any applicant. But for those who are disabled due to military service, the bureaucracy…

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Obama Continuing to Push Changes for Cost-of-Living Adjustment

February 21, 2014 It can be a struggle to make ends meet for those who receive Social Security Disability Benefits as their only source of income. In an…

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How Work History and Education Affect Social Security Disability Benefits

February 26, 2014 When a person applies for Social Security Disability benefits, one of the most important aspects that is examined to determine if an applicant qualifies for…

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February 28, 2014 The regulations and policies governing Social Security Disability can be confusing and complex, making it extremely difficult for some to ensure they are getting as…

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March 3, 2014 Studies form the Social Security Administration (SSA) show there is a one-in-four chance that Americans will become disabled prior to reaching age 67. For many,…

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Social Security Disability Conditions: Blindness

March 19, 2014 Many Americans with Blindness and visual impairments apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for financial support. Blindness is considered to be a permanently debilitating…

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Ticket to Work Program Offers Financial Freedom to Disabled Americans

March 31, 2014 When a person is unable to work due to a mental or physical condition, Social Security Disability benefits can offer financial assistance to the claimant.…

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Problems Can Arise After a Social Security Disability Approval

April 2, 2014 Americans unable to work due to mental or physical conditions believe that their problems are solved once their Social Security Disability benefits are approved. But…

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Once an individual receives a Social Security Disability Approval, they will continue to receive benefits until the Social Security Administration (SSA) deems them no longer disabled. But information…

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Social Security Disability Conditions: Prostate Cancer

Nearly 200,000 men in the United States have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the most common form of cancer among American men today. For many, the…

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Ability to Speak English Used in Determining Social Security Disability Eligibility

There are many factors that can go into the process of determining if someone qualifies for Social Security disability benefits. However, one senator says he believes an inability…

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Ticket To Work Program Helps Disabled Americans Find Financial Freedom

The goal of the Social Security Disability program is to provide disabled workers with the income they need to support themselves and their families while they cannot work.…

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Study Shows Benefit Payouts Increase, But Fewer Receive Assistance

New figures from Johns Hopkins University are showing the U.S. is spending more than ever before on benefits programs like Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income; however,…

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Those Suffering From Intellectual Disabilities Struggle to Gain Employment

An estimated 2.5 million Americans today are living with intellectual disabilities. While some of these individuals receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits because of their condition, others strive…

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New Video Shows “The Faces and Facts of Disability”

There are an estimated 56 million Americans living with disabilities, many of whom are unable to work due to their conditions. These individuals may be eligible for Social…

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Estimates from the Social Security Administration (SSA) show there are as many as 150 million United States citizens covered by disability insurance because mental or physical conditions prevent…

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More Women Are Meeting Social Security Disability Qualifications

It’s no secret that getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult. Having an insight into what demographics are most likely to receive an approval may…

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More Disabled Citizens Taking Advantage of Supplemental Security Income Than Ever Before

If you’re disabled and struggling to make ends meet, getting Supplemental Security Income may prove helpful with finances, and it’s a program more and more disabled workers are…

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3 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Your Social Security Disability Claim

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2 Ways To Overcome The Hardships A Disability Can Pose

Suffering an injury or illness that prevents you from working is not only physically and emotionally wrecking, but can cause financial struggles as well. That’s why at Fleschner,…

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When Will Social Security Disability Benefits End?

The Social Security Disability program in the United States offers financial assistance to millions of Americans who are unable to work. One of the most common questions to…

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5 Facts About Social Security Disability And Its Recipients

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Sometimes you can't see an accident or serious illness coming. These situations can leave you struggling with medical bills and other expenses. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t even know…

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Every day, thousands of Americans suffer injuries or are diagnosed with health conditions that leave them unable to work. Social Security Disability benefits may be an option for…

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If you’ve been considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, there’s no better time than now. Not only are there limits on the amount of time that can…

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The goal of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability benefits program isn’t just support Americans who can’t work, but to also to help disabled people return to work.…

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You never know when an injury or illness may leave you unable to work. That’s why it’s so important to have a plan for the future by knowing…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Amputation Disability

The loss of a limb can leave you unable to perform your job duties and may entitle you to Social Security Disability benefits. But it’s important to understand…

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While the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a goal of processing all new disability claims within 109 days of filing, the agency has repeatedly failed to meet this…

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What Do Social Security Disability Benefits Cover?

If you’re suffering from a condition that prevents you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least a year, you may be entitled…

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Knowing Your Benefits Is Crucial When Applying for Social Security Disability

Accidents and illnesses can strike at any time, leaving Americans unable to work and without income. Many citizens who find themselves in such situations may qualify for Social…

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Estimate for 2015 Social Security Disability COLA Released

Making ends meet can be a struggle those who receive Social Security Disability benefits. Ricipients must meet strict income limits that prevent savings from being accumulated to be…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Kidney Disease and Cancer

Our kidneys are among the most vital organs in our bodies because they are responsible for filtering our blood of waste. Without this bodily function, death would be…

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How Supplemental Security Income Can Help if Your Loved One Is Disabled

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work because of a disabling condition they suffer from, but not all of those individuals are work-age adults who…

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Court Ruling Could Affect Some Social Security Disability Benefits Claims

There are many factors that can affect the amount you receive in Social Security Disability benefits, but one that is currently receiving national attention is the Windfall Elimination…

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Changes to Social Security Disability Benefits Withdrawal Policy

Federal lawmakers have the ability to change the regulations that govern the policies and procedures of the Social Security Disability benefits program and one such reform that was…

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Childhood Cancer Increases Chance of Receiving SSD Benefits Later in Life

Research from the American Cancer Society shows that 1 in 285 U.S. citizens will be diagnosed with a form of cancer before age 20. While the survival rate for…

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Social Security Administration Unveils New Improvement Plan: Vision 2025

Social Security Disability benefits are available to workers in the United States who are unable to return to their job due to a mental or physical condition. The…

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Previous Projections of Social Security Disability Benefits Trust Fund Depletion May Be Flawed

Studies Show Projection Data Is Flawed New research indicates projections about the financial status of our nation’s retirement and disability trust funds may not be accurate. Currently, estimates…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Benefits That May Be Available After Losing a Spouse

The financial struggles that accompany the loss of a spouse can be immense, especially if you’re considered disabled. That’s why our Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark,…

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Proposed Changes to Grid Rules Could Affect How the SSA Determines if You’re Disabled

Being unable to work would put a serious financial strain on a majority of Americans. Luckily, most employees in the United States pay into the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability program…

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Getting the Benefits You Need When Applying for Social Security Disability

The process of applying for and being approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated. But it seems as though many disabled Americans continue to struggle…

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When Applying for Social Security Disability, You May Face Long Waits

One of the most difficult aspects of applying for Social Security Disability benefits is the amount of time the process can take. In fact, it could take years…

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How to Determine What Social Security Disability Benefits You’ve Earned

Suffering from a disabling injury or illness can leave your finances tight. Luckily, many disabled Americans qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but determining how much you should…

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How The SCOTUS Ruling Will Impact Social Security and Supplemental Security Income

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States reached a historic decision to legalize same-sex marriages. This monumental ruling will impact many different government programs and services.…

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We know that Social Security Disability benefits are typically awarded to workers who are unable to perform their job duties due to a physical or mental illness; however,…

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Some Some Social Security Disability Recipients with Mental Health Conditions Banned From Owning Guns

There are currently millions of Americans who receive Social Security Disability benefits because they suffer from a mental health condition, such as depression or schizophrenia. Many of these…

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Why Calculating SSDI Benefits on a Regular Basis Is Important

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are calculated using the number of credits you earned while working and the amount of income you received during that time. But don’t…

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Social Security Act Celebrates 80th Anniversary

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935. In the eighty years that have passed since the bill’s inception, it has…

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Social Security Disability Benefits System Faces Financial Strain

In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion regarding the depletion of the trust fund that provides the financing for the Social Security Disability program in…

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Bill Proposes Immediate Social Security Disability Payments for the Terminally Ill

It’s no secret that getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can be a long, drawn-out process. The Social Security Administration has conceded that it takes the agency…

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Can a Medical Condition Automatically Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Millions of Americans suffer from medical conditions that leave them unable to work. Many qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but the application process can be take time—some…

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A Closer Look at the 2016 Social Security COLA

Social Security Disability benefits are a crucial part of millions of American’s incomes. Each year, benefits amounts are examined to ensure they are in line with the cost…

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If your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits was denied, you're not alone. As many as 70 percent of all initial claims for SSD benefits are rejected…

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Working While Getting SSD Benefits Made Easy

One of the qualifications for receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is that your condition must last longer than a year. Just because you’ve been sick or injured…

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June 12, 2013 When a person’s mental or physical condition leaves them facing death or unable to work for extended periods of time, they may meet Social Security Disability…

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Does Blindness Qualify An Individual For Social Security Disability Benefits?

September 16, 2013 Many Americans depend on their ability to see in order to work and make a living. Having their sight taken away by an accident or…

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Does Blindness or Vision Impairment Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

October 21, 2013 There are many conditions that can qualify an individual for Social Security Disability Benefits, but one of the most common is blindness or visual impairment.…

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Sometimes you can't see an accident or serious illness coming. These situations can leave you struggling with medical bills and other expenses. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t even know…

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Social Security Disability Changes For 2014

January 15, 2014 Over the past several years, a backlog of unprocessed Social Security Disability benefits claims has accumulated to the point where hundreds of thousands of individuals…

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Obama Promises Not To Use Chained CPI In Determining SSI Adjustments

May 1, 2013 The federal government has agreed to hold out on making changes to the way increases in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other vital assistance programs…

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When Social Security Disability Isn’t Enough, Insurance Options Are Available

May 10, 2013 Due to a growing number of Social Security Disability Claims being made each year, the system is slowly beginning to run out of money. This…

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Investigators Find Flaws In Payments Of Social Security Disability Benefits

June 26, 2013 Investigators with the House of Representatives have uncovered how the Social Security Administration (SSA) is approving a shockingly high number of Social Security Disability Claims that…

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Problems Plague Social Security Disability System

July 1, 2013 The Social Security Disability system is currently facing quite a conundrum. The program is in heavy financial stress due to a growing number of claims…

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Law Aims To Cut SSD Wait Times For Terminally Ill

July 22, 2013 One of the most significant problems the Social Security Disability system faces today is the long waits. A large majority of these individuals are extremely…

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August 9, 2013 When a disabled citizen applies for Social Security Disability Benefits, their claim must typically go thorough a series of hearings and interviews before being approved.…

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Disabled Soldiers May Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits

August 16, 2013 The injuries incurred by soldiers during service to our country can often leave them unable to work. This can lead to financial struggles. However, Social…

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Social Security Disability Approval Process More Difficult Than Before

August 21, 2013 In recent years, there have been a growing number of Americans applying for Social Security Disability Benefits. The swelling number of recipients of benefits has…

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Amount Of Time Worked Significantly Affects Social Security Disability Claims

August 19, 2013 For those who are unable to work because of a mental or physical condition, Social Security Disability Benefits may be an only option as a…

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Dozens Arrested In Connection To Social Security Disability Fraud

August 26, 2013 Last week, a total of 75 people were arrested in connection to fraudulent claims for Social Security Disability Benefits being made in Puerto Rico. Experts…

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Judge Offers 3 Tips To Preventing Social Security Disability Fraud

January 20, 2014 Several weeks ago, hundreds of former New York police officers and firefighters were indicted on charges of Social Security Disability Fraud. Estimates show these individuals…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Look At 4 Steps of A Claim Denial Appeal

January 29, 2014 There are hundreds of thousands of disabled Americans who are waiting for decisions to be made on their Social Security Disability claims. The stark reality…

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3 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Your Social Security Disability Claim

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Denied Social Security Disability Claim: How To Appeal

June 14, 2013 Even when a person files a legitimate claim for Social Security Disability Benefits, there is a good chance it will be denied. Records from the Social…

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How Effective Will New Veterans’ Social Security Disability Policies Be?

Veterans who aren’t able to work because of injuries or illnesses suffered in the line of duty may be entitled to a number of federal benefits, including veterans’…

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Ticket To Work Program Focuses On Social Security Disability Beneficiaries

June 19, 2013 With the number of citizens filing Social Security Disability Claims skyrocketing and funding for such programs slowly beginning to run out, it is vital that solutions…

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New Study Cites Reasons For Increases In Social Security Disability Claim Numbers

December 13, 2013 Over the past several decades, the number of Social Security Disability benefit recipients has swelled. The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos &…

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How the SSA Plans on Getting Social Security Disability to More Americans

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has come under heavy scrutiny for failing to meet both a sustainable budget and processing deadlines for new Social Security Disability claims. However,…

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Social Security Administration Adds Conditions To List of Compassionate Allowances

January 17, 2014 There are currently hundreds of thousands of Americans who are unable to work due to a mental or physical condition who have waited long periods…

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Social Security Disability Conditions: Intellectual Disabilities

March 28, 2014 People who suffer from conditions that prevent them from working can apply for Social Security Disability benefits. But a growing number of claims are being…

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Number Of Social Security Disability Recipients On The Rise

April 26, 2013 New information released by the Social Security Administration (SSA) shows that the number of individuals receiving Social Security Disability Benefits is continuing to climb. Data…

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How Hearing Impairments and Social Security Disability Benefits Affect One Another

September 20, 2013 The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin state that even the simplest of tasks can become extremely difficult to complete if…

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Social Security Disability Cases Often Initially Denied

February 25, 2013 Data shows that the Social Security Administration denies a majority of claims for Social Security Disability Benefits. These denials can result in claimants being required to…

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Appealing The Denial Of A Social Security Disability Claim

May 6, 2013 In recent years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has come under heavy scrutiny for failing to find a solution to the growing number of unprocessed…

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May 13, 2013 When an individual suffers from a condition or injury that leaves him or her unable to work for longer than one year, the only source…

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What Should A Person Do If Their Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied?

May 31, 2013 With the Social Security Administration (SSA) facing a huge influx of new applications for Social Security Disability Benefits, the agency seems to have adopted a policy…

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Social Security Disability Benefits Qualifications

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Social Security Disability Approval Process More Difficult Than Before

August 21, 2013 In recent years, there have been a growing number of Americans applying for Social Security Disability Benefits. The swelling number of recipients of benefits has…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Look At Factors That Can Affect Claim Processing

September 25, 2013 When a United States citizen is left unable to work for a period of time longer than one-year due to a physical or mental condition,…

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What Happens If A Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied?

October 25, 2013 When an individual applies for Social Security disability benefits, the initial claim will likely be denied. Data from the Social Security Administration (SSA) shows more…

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Complications Are Common In The Social Security Disability Application Process

November 1, 2013 While the Social Security program is a lifeline for millions of Americans who are unable to work, the system is also known for its complicated…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss The Claims Approval Process

November 22, 2013 When an individual applies for Social Security disability benefits, the claim must go through a rigorous approval process before assistance can be offered. The Social…

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Social Security Administration Reports Decline In Approval Rates For Disability Benefits

December 4, 2013 When an individual is left unable to work due to a mental or physical condition, they may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits.…

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December 30, 2013 It’s no secret just how difficult it can be to get an approval on a Social Security Disability benefit claim. In fact, the Social Security…

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4 Steps To The Social Security Disability Application Process

January 10, 2014 Estimates show there are currently millions of Americans suffering from medical conditions that may qualify them for Social Security Disability benefits. However, the processes and…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Look At 4 Steps of A Claim Denial Appeal

January 29, 2014 There are hundreds of thousands of disabled Americans who are waiting for decisions to be made on their Social Security Disability claims. The stark reality…

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Changes Coming to the Way Veterans’ Social Security Disability Claims Are Handled

February 19, 2014 Getting a Social Security disability claim approved can be tedious for any applicant. But for those who are disabled due to military service, the bureaucracy…

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3 Reasons for Social Security Disability Denials

The Social Security Administration (SSA) estimates that as many as 60 percent of initial claims are denied. This leaves many applicants wondering what some of the common reasons…

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What You Need To Know Filing Social Security Disability Appeals

Suffering an injury or illness that leaves you unable to work may leave you dependent on alternative resources of income—such as Social Security Disability benefits. However, the process…

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Common Reasons for Social Security Disability Denials

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work due to a disabling injury or illness, yet only some will receive Social Security Disability benefits—a program established…

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The Judge Could Be a Factor in Your Social Security Disability Appeal

If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability benefits, in all likelihood, your claim has been denied. That’s because the Social Security Administration says that up to 65 percent of…

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Your Rights During a Social Security Disability Claim

As a United States citizen, you have certain rights that cannot be encroached upon, even by the federal government. So when you’re applying for Social Security Disability benefits,…

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When to File Social Security Disability Appeals

If you’ve ever attempted to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you know how daunting the task can be. The wait time for a decision in your case…

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Upgrades to Online System Makes Appealing Your Social Security Disability Claim Easier

Getting approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits is no easy task. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reports up to 65 percent of claims are initially turned…

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What To Do If A Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied

July 17, 2013 Those who are unable to work due to their mental or physical condition may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits from the federal…

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What Affects People’s Ability To Collect Social Security Disability Benefits?

July 29, 2013 While Social Security Disability Benefits can be a lifeline for many who are unable to work due to a mental or physical condition, a majority of…

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What Is The Criteria For Social Security Disability Benefits Eligibility?

October 18, 2013 Each year, hundreds of thousands of American apply for Social Security Disability Benefits due to suffering from a mental or physical condition that prevents them…

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What Determines Social Security Disability Eligibility?

January 6, 2014 There are millions of Americans who are unable to work due to health conditions. For a majority of these individuals, Social Security Disability benefits are…

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How Is Social Security Disability Eligibility Determined?

February 3, 2014 When applying for assistance due to a disability, one of the most typical questions that is asked is, “What factors affect Social Security Disability Eligibility?”.…

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How Work History and Education Affect Social Security Disability Benefits

February 26, 2014 When a person applies for Social Security Disability benefits, one of the most important aspects that is examined to determine if an applicant qualifies for…

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Ability to Speak English Used in Determining Social Security Disability Eligibility

There are many factors that can go into the process of determining if someone qualifies for Social Security disability benefits. However, one senator says he believes an inability…

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3 Factors Used to Determine Social Security Disability Eligibility

You may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if you're unable to work because of a mental or physical condition. When applying, it’s important to remember there will…

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New Video Shows “The Faces and Facts of Disability”

There are an estimated 56 million Americans living with disabilities, many of whom are unable to work due to their conditions. These individuals may be eligible for Social…

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Work History and Social Security Disability Eligibility

A disabled worker must have put have earned enough while working to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. But what type of work history do you need to…

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How to Determine Your Social Security Disability Eligibility

There are many struggles you may face if you’re unable to work because of an injury or illness, but one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome is…

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Company Reports Breach of Social Security Disability Data

March 21, 2014 For those who collect Social Security Disability, the benefits supplied through the program may be their only source of income. But security breaches of claimant…

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5 Facts About Social Security Disability And Its Recipients

If there’s one thing in life that can be expected, it’s that the unexpected will occur. Each year, millions of Americans are afflicted with an unforeseen injury or…

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Differences Between Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability Insurance

April 4, 2014 When a person is unable to work because of a mental or physical condition, several options may be available to help assist with his or…

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Resources Available to Those With Childhood Cancer

September has been declared “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in an effort to raise awareness about the struggles thousands of American youths face on a daily basis as they…

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4 Mentally Disabled People Locked in Basement While Captors Cash Disability Checks

In a news story that’s making waves around the world, a fourth person has been arrested for her connection to a scheme in which four mentally disabled adults…

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Rise In Number Of Social Security Claims Being Blamed On Fraud

March 14, 2013 It’s no secret the nation’s Social Security Disability system has seen a massive influx in the number of claims filed. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reports…

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Growing Number of Social Security Disability Fraud Cases Reported

June 24, 2013 Earlier this year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) switched from cutting paper checks to recipients of Social Security Disability benefits to issuing direct deposits to…

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Dozens Arrested In Connection To Social Security Disability Fraud

August 26, 2013 Last week, a total of 75 people were arrested in connection to fraudulent claims for Social Security Disability Benefits being made in Puerto Rico. Experts…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Examine Effects Fraud Has On Other Claims

September 18, 2013 The nation’s Social Security program, which offers benefits to those who have retired or have become disabled and are unable to work, is currently facing…

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Social Security Disability Fraud and The Effects It Has On The System

January 8, 2014 Earlier this week, hundreds of current and former emergency workers in New York were indicted on charges of Social Security Disability Fraud. Reports from the…

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Judge Offers 3 Tips To Preventing Social Security Disability Fraud

January 20, 2014 Several weeks ago, hundreds of former New York police officers and firefighters were indicted on charges of Social Security Disability Fraud. Estimates show these individuals…

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Company Reports Breach of Social Security Disability Data

March 21, 2014 For those who collect Social Security Disability, the benefits supplied through the program may be their only source of income. But security breaches of claimant…

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Don’t Hesitate if You’re Considering Applying for Social Security Disability

If you’ve been considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, there’s no better time than now. Not only are there limits on the amount of time that can…

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3 Tips for Streamlining the Social Security Disability Approval Process

March 12, 2014 Millions of Americans depend on Social Security Disability benefits, but the process of filing a claim can prove to be an arduous task. The Social…

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New Tool Determines Social Security Disability Recipients’ Abilities to Manage Payments

Roughly 3.5 million Americans receive Social Security Disability benefits due to psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Despite receiving these payments, many of these individuals still…

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May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

Estimates from the Social Security Administration (SSA) show there are as many as 150 million United States citizens covered by disability insurance because mental or physical conditions prevent…

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The Effects of Flaws in the Social Security Disability Benefit Claims Process

It’s no secret that the Social Security Administration is overwhelmed by a growing number of Social Security Disability benefit claims that are awaiting processing. What is shocking is…

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How to Determine Your Social Security Disability Eligibility

There are many struggles you may face if you’re unable to work because of an injury or illness, but one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome is…

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3 Reasons for Social Security Disability Denials

The Social Security Administration (SSA) estimates that as many as 60 percent of initial claims are denied. This leaves many applicants wondering what some of the common reasons…

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Tips to Speed Up the SSD Approval Process

While the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a goal of processing all new disability claims within 109 days of filing, the agency has repeatedly failed to meet this…

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What Do Social Security Disability Benefits Cover?

If you’re suffering from a condition that prevents you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least a year, you may be entitled…

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SSA Changes Policies Regarding Same-Sex Relationships

If a health condition leaves you unable to work, you may be entitled to Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability benefits. But it’s important to remember there…

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Knowing Your Benefits Is Crucial When Applying for Social Security Disability

Accidents and illnesses can strike at any time, leaving Americans unable to work and without income. Many citizens who find themselves in such situations may qualify for Social…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Breast Cancer

Data from the National Cancer Institute indicates 232,670 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year, and 40,000 patients will lose their battle with the disease.…

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The Judge Could Be a Factor in Your Social Security Disability Appeal

If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability benefits, in all likelihood, your claim has been denied. That’s because the Social Security Administration says that up to 65 percent of…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Benefits That May Be Available After Losing a Spouse

The financial struggles that accompany the loss of a spouse can be immense, especially if you’re considered disabled. That’s why our Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark,…

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Proposed Changes to Grid Rules Could Affect How the SSA Determines if You’re Disabled

Being unable to work would put a serious financial strain on a majority of Americans. Luckily, most employees in the United States pay into the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability program…

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How to Determine What Social Security Disability Benefits You’ve Earned

Suffering from a disabling injury or illness can leave your finances tight. Luckily, many disabled Americans qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but determining how much you should…

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Why Calculating SSDI Benefits on a Regular Basis Is Important

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are calculated using the number of credits you earned while working and the amount of income you received during that time. But don’t…

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Bill Proposes Immediate Social Security Disability Payments for the Terminally Ill

It’s no secret that getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can be a long, drawn-out process. The Social Security Administration has conceded that it takes the agency…

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How to Appeal a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

If your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits was denied, you're not alone. As many as 70 percent of all initial claims for SSD benefits are rejected…

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The Evolution of the Social Security Disability Program

The U.S. Social Security Disability program was established in 1956 as a way to provide citizens who suffered from a disabling mental or physical condition for longer than…

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The geography of Social Security Disability payments varies widely–part 1

The Social Security Disability program was started in 1957 as a way to help people who can’t work because of health problems. There has been a surge of…

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The geography of Social Security Disability payments varies widely–part 2

Social Security Disability rates are considerably higher in rural America than in cities, according to the Daily Yonder. Two of the counties in our nation receiving the highest…

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6 reasons to get help with Social Security Disability

An experienced Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) lawyer can alleviate stress and give you the time to focus on your recovery and well-being, according to the Wall Street…

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3 Social Security Disability questions and answers

Who can get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD)? A person must have enough work credits to qualify. One must prove his/her disability with medical records and meet the…

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How to navigate Social Security Disability

When a person has a mental disability that prohibits him or her from obtaining and gainful employment and when his or her financial resources are below a predetermined…

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Musculoskeletal disorders evaluated for SSD

The Social Security Administration (SSA) Listings of Impairments for Social Security Disability (SSD) are important because they outline the criteria  used to determine if a claimant is disabled. As…

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What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federally mandated disability insurance program. Overseen by the Social Security Administration (SSA), it operates separately from the retirement program and from…

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Resources tapped while awaiting SSD benefits

Who would you turn to if a disability or illness kept you from working? A 2012 poll found that friends and family continued to be the leading resource…

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Planning and preparing for a possible disability

The Social Security Administration (SSA) tells us that a 20-year-old worker has about three in 10 chances of suffering a disability before reaching retirement age. That's why it's…

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Part 1: 4 steps to handling personal finances when a disability occurs

Planning for a life-altering disability isn't always at the top of the priority list. But, when you're diagnosed with a disabling condition, you just might need a plan.…

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Part 2: 4 steps to handling personal finances when a disability occurs

Today nearly 153 million workers are insured by Social Security Disability (SSD). If you are one of them, Market Watch cites these two (of four) steps that you should…

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A disease like Parkinson’s can greatly impact personal finances

The financial impact of a disease such as Parkinson’s can be huge.  Such diseases may render you unable to work, according to Patch. Most of us know to work…

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Can you work and still receive SSD?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has special rules called "work incentives" that help you keep your benefits and Medicare while you test your ability to work, reports The Sacramento…

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SSDI recipients affecting unemployment rate

May 4, 2012 The number of U.S. workers claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has climbed 22 percent in the last five years, according to the Bangor Daily…

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Compassionate allowances speed up SSDI

May 9, 2012 Lou Gehrig disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, is one of Social Security’s “compassionate allowances” according to The State Journal Register. May…

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Can I work on SSDI?

In the latest report from the Social Security trustees, coverage for those with disabilities (Social Security Disability Insurance [SSDI]) will exceed the amount coming in from payroll taxes…

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Social Security Disability and Medicare prescription costs

If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a time limit on collecting Social Security Disability benefits, The Sacramento Bee has the answer. According to the newspaper’s Q&A section, if a…

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The difference between SSDI and SSI

Despite the similar acronyms, SSI and SSDI are quite different, according to AARP.org. Dating back to 1960, SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance. It’s an earned benefit that…

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Social Security Disability claims increase

By the end of 2013, the Social Security Administration expects Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims to reach 1.1 million, according to timesunion.com. SSDI provides monthly benefits to…

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SSDI and SSI may be available for wounded service members

All service members who became disabled on active duty after October 1, 2001, are possibly eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)…

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SSDI benefits for severe depression

Clinical depression is a serious medical condition that can be profoundly disabling. For that reason, many people with severe depression may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits…

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Disabled people’s unemployment rate reaches three-year low, SSDI applications stabilize

July 16, 2012 During the second quarter of 2012, the unemployment rate among people with disabilities dropped to its lowest in more than three years while applications for…

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What are your employment options while receiving SSDI?

July 18, 2012 People on Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) are provided incentives to return to work, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under the Social Security rules, you…

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Well-known people with disabilities

July 23, 2012 Do you have a disability or medical condition which limits what you can do? Many ordinary people, as well as many actors, politicians, and writers,…

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Are people with disabilities being stereotyped or treated unfairly?

July 27, 2012 We are a long way from treating those with disabilities as equal citizens, according to the Huffington Post. Because so many disabled people are disconnected from…

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Extraordinary people with disabilities

August 1, 2012 It’s a great achievement for any person to perform extraordinary acts, but it’s even greater when this is done despite a disability. This blog looks…

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Increase in SSDI benefits criticized by some

August 15, 2012 Attacks against Social Security Disability Insurance have been on the rise lately, according to Newsday. Among other things, some critics say that SSDI applications have increased…

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12 tips to prevent identity theft

September 12, 2012 To keep someone from stealing your identity, some simple precautions and these twelve steps may be able to help you, according to ehow.com. (1) Protect your…

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70 Percent of SSDI claims denied

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult due to how long a claim can take and the high chance of being denied, according to DisabilitySecrets.com. Statistically,…

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How can you get SSI?

According to DisabilitySecrets.com, if you have not worked long enough when you become disabled and have low income and assets, you can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), instead…

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5 questions that may decide if you are disabled

The Social Security Administration uses a step-by-step process involving five questions to decide if you are disabled, according to their official website. You must first meet the conditions of…

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Ways to make sure your COLA goes further

According to stltoday.com , there are some practical ways to help make sure that the small 2013 cost of living (COLA) increase can go further for you. 1. Review healthcare…

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Can you collect SSDI and Medicaid at the same time?

November 12, 2012 According to the Cypress Creek Mirror, a 58-year-old woman was diagnosed with stage IIIA metastatic breast cancer. She was unemployed at the time. A breast/ovarian cancer…

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Social Security Disability applications backlogged

Millions of people are applying for disability benefits, and the Social Security Administration can't work through the claims fast enough, reports USA Today. Funded by workers' payroll deductions, the…

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Certain Medical Conditions Automatically Qualify You for SSDI

There are a number of impairments—both physical and mental—that will automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), according to…

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Number Of Social Security Disability Claims Growing

January 18, 2013 In recent years, claims for Social Security Disability benefits have skyrocketed. According to Forbes, the number of Social Security Disability recipients has hit an all-time high in…

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When Social Security Disability Isn’t Enough, Insurance Options Are Available

May 10, 2013 Due to a growing number of Social Security Disability Claims being made each year, the system is slowly beginning to run out of money. This…

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Social Security Disability Myths: The Unemployed Are Abusing the System

February 14, 2014 For those unable to work due to debilitating mental or physical conditions, Social Security Disability Insurance may be the only means available for steady income.…

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New Expedited SSD Filing Process for Veterans

One of the most frustrating parts of the Social Security Disability filing process is the waiting. Claims take time to process, court dates have to be set, and…

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Social Security Disability Claims Increase Blamed On Lack Of Reform

July 24, 2013 The Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently facing an ever-growing number of claims for Social Security Disability benefits. This, in turn, has led to the…

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Social Security Administration Considers Reforms to Appeals Regulations

March 7, 2014 It’s already fairly difficult to get approved for Social Security Disability benefits, considering more than 60 percent of initial claims are denied. Now though, the…

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Lawsuit Filed to Prevent Halted Social Security Disability Payments

March 26, 2014 Many Social Security Disability Recipients have third-party companies control distribution of their benefits because their conditions leave them unable to manage their own funds. Now,…

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Why Do Disability Claims Rise During a Recession? Hint: It’s Not Fraud.

An article published yesterday on CNN Money sheds light on what is being called a “hidden unemployment problem.” As CNN points out, 17% more Americans are on Social…

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More Than a Billion People Live with Disability

There are 1 billion people in the world who live with a disability, according to a new report by the World Health Organization and the World Bank. Twenty…

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How to Appeal a Social Security Disability Decision

More than half of those who apply for Social Security Disability benefits are denied the first time around. If you disagree with the agency’s decision, you’ll want to…

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Governor Tim Pawlenty Suggests Raising the Social Security Retirement Age

Minnesota governor and GOP presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty suggests that the best way to deal with the prospect of the Social Security Administration running out of funds sometime…

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How Will Work Affect Your Social Security Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration is offering free Work Incentive Events (WISE) across the country on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 for those who are interested in…

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More and More Employers Shrug Off Disability Insurance Costs

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst; isn’t that how the saying goes? Too few Americans are “preparing for the worst” when it comes to disability insurance,…

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4 Mentally Disabled People Locked in Basement While Captors Cash Disability Checks

In a news story that’s making waves around the world, a fourth person has been arrested for her connection to a scheme in which four mentally disabled adults…

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The geography of Social Security Disability payments varies widely–part 2

Social Security Disability rates are considerably higher in rural America than in cities, according to the Daily Yonder. Two of the counties in our nation receiving the highest…

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Number Of Social Security Disability Claims Growing

January 18, 2013 In recent years, claims for Social Security Disability benefits have skyrocketed. According to Forbes, the number of Social Security Disability recipients has hit an all-time high in…

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Miscalculations Can Result In Substantial Cuts To Social Security Disability Benefits

February 4, 2013 The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently discovered that it had overpaid thousands of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income recipients billions of dollars in recent…

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Social Security Disability Cases Often Initially Denied

February 25, 2013 Data shows that the Social Security Administration denies a majority of claims for Social Security Disability Benefits. These denials can result in claimants being required to…

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Applying For Social Security Disability Online

February 27, 2013 For many disabled workers, making it to the Social Security Administration (SSA) office nearest them can often prove to be difficult due to their conditions.…

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What Determines Eligibility For Social Security Disability Back Pay?

March 6, 2013 Current estimates from the Social Security Administration show it takes an average of 262 days to process each claim for Social Security Disability benefits. This leaves many…

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How To Determine Eligibility For Social Security Disability Benefits

March 8, 2013 When a person becomes unable to work due to a health condition, one of the first questions they will often ask is, “Am I eligible…

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Social Security Disability Program Costs Expected To Rise

April 12, 2013 According to data collected by the Congressional Budget Office, a growing number of Americans are turning to Social Security Disability Benefits to make ends meet.…

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President Asked To Change Restrictions On Receiving Supplemental Security Income

April 19, 2013 Earlier this week, the National Council on Disability (NCD) called on President Barack Obama to drastically reform certain limits on assets individuals who receive Supplemental…

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Obama Promises Not To Use Chained CPI In Determining SSI Adjustments

May 1, 2013 The federal government has agreed to hold out on making changes to the way increases in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other vital assistance programs…

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Appealing The Denial Of A Social Security Disability Claim

May 6, 2013 In recent years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has come under heavy scrutiny for failing to find a solution to the growing number of unprocessed…

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PROMISE Launched For Supplemental Security Income Recipients

May 24, 2013 For many American citizens who are disabled and cannot work, Social Security Disability benefits aren’t always enough to make ends meet. These individuals, who are…

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What Should A Person Do If Their Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied?

May 31, 2013 With the Social Security Administration (SSA) facing a huge influx of new applications for Social Security Disability Benefits, the agency seems to have adopted a policy…

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Denied Social Security Disability Claim: How To Appeal

June 14, 2013 Even when a person files a legitimate claim for Social Security Disability Benefits, there is a good chance it will be denied. Records from the Social…

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Investigators Find Flaws In Payments Of Social Security Disability Benefits

June 26, 2013 Investigators with the House of Representatives have uncovered how the Social Security Administration (SSA) is approving a shockingly high number of Social Security Disability Claims that…

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Problems Plague Social Security Disability System

July 1, 2013 The Social Security Disability system is currently facing quite a conundrum. The program is in heavy financial stress due to a growing number of claims…

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Does Autism Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

July 12, 2013 One of the fastest growing claims for Social Security Disability Benefits is for debilitating mental conditions such as autism. Autistic individuals can be extremely limited in…

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What To Do If A Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied

July 17, 2013 Those who are unable to work due to their mental or physical condition may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits from the federal…

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Applying Online For Social Security Disability Benefits

August 7, 2013 Each year, millions of Americans are left unable to work due to a debilitating mental or physical condition. This often leaves these individuals struggling to…

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Disabled Soldiers May Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits

August 16, 2013 The injuries incurred by soldiers during service to our country can often leave them unable to work. This can lead to financial struggles. However, Social…

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How Hearing Impairments and Social Security Disability Benefits Affect One Another

September 20, 2013 The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin state that even the simplest of tasks can become extremely difficult to complete if…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Look At Factors That Can Affect Claim Processing

September 25, 2013 When a United States citizen is left unable to work for a period of time longer than one-year due to a physical or mental condition,…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Examine Autism As A Condition Qualifying For Benefits

October 8, 2013 For those who are unable to work because of a mental or physical condition, resources for income can be extremely limited. This may force these…

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Does Blindness or Vision Impairment Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

October 21, 2013 There are many conditions that can qualify an individual for Social Security Disability Benefits, but one of the most common is blindness or visual impairment.…

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What Happens If A Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied?

October 25, 2013 When an individual applies for Social Security disability benefits, the initial claim will likely be denied. Data from the Social Security Administration (SSA) shows more…

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Complications Are Common In The Social Security Disability Application Process

November 1, 2013 While the Social Security program is a lifeline for millions of Americans who are unable to work, the system is also known for its complicated…

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Depression Named Second Most Common Cause of Disability

November 15, 2013 There are millions of people throughout the United States who are left unable to work due to a mental or physical condition they suffer from.…

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Woman’s Supplemental Security Income Benefits Affected By Loss of Home

November 27, 2013 There are currently more than 4.7 million Americans who depend on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) as their main resource for money. In order to receive…

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How Does Income Affect Supplemental Security Income Eligibility?

December 9, 2013 For those who have little to no resources for income and are 65 years old or younger, blind, or disabled, the federal government offers a…

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Some Social Security Disability Recipients Continue To Struggle Financially

December 18, 2013 Individuals who are left unable to work due to a mental or physical condition may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. However, the…

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SSA Considering Policy Changes To Improve The Disability Application Process

December 27, 2013 There are millions of Americans who depend on Social Security Disability Benefits as their main source of income due to the fact they are unable…

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Tips For Preventing Social Security Disability Claim Denials

December 30, 2013 It’s no secret just how difficult it can be to get an approval on a Social Security Disability benefit claim. In fact, the Social Security…

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4 Steps To The Social Security Disability Application Process

January 10, 2014 Estimates show there are currently millions of Americans suffering from medical conditions that may qualify them for Social Security Disability benefits. However, the processes and…

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3 Most Common Conditions That Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

February 12, 2014 There are a variety of conditions that qualify Americans for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. But some conditions are seen by the Social Security Administration…

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Social Security Disability Myths: The Unemployed Are Abusing the System

February 14, 2014 For those unable to work due to debilitating mental or physical conditions, Social Security Disability Insurance may be the only means available for steady income.…

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Changes Coming to the Way Veterans’ Social Security Disability Claims Are Handled

February 19, 2014 Getting a Social Security disability claim approved can be tedious for any applicant. But for those who are disabled due to military service, the bureaucracy…

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Obama Continuing to Push Changes for Cost-of-Living Adjustment

February 21, 2014 It can be a struggle to make ends meet for those who receive Social Security Disability Benefits as their only source of income. In an…

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How Work History and Education Affect Social Security Disability Benefits

February 26, 2014 When a person applies for Social Security Disability benefits, one of the most important aspects that is examined to determine if an applicant qualifies for…

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Top 3 Ways to Maximize Social Security Disability Benefits

February 28, 2014 The regulations and policies governing Social Security Disability can be confusing and complex, making it extremely difficult for some to ensure they are getting as…

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What Is the Social Security Disability Claim Process?

March 3, 2014 Studies form the Social Security Administration (SSA) show there is a one-in-four chance that Americans will become disabled prior to reaching age 67. For many,…

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3 Tips for Streamlining the Social Security Disability Approval Process

March 12, 2014 Millions of Americans depend on Social Security Disability benefits, but the process of filing a claim can prove to be an arduous task. The Social…

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Wait Times for Social Security Disability Appeals Hearings Are Growing

March 14, 2014 It seems to be a case of taking one step forward and two steps back when it comes to the Social Security Administration (SSA) addressing…

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Problems With Social Security Disability Can Arise at Anytime

March 17, 2014 People unable to work due to disabling conditions often receive income supplied by a Social Security Disability Approval. However, faults within the system may create…

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Lawsuit Filed to Prevent Halted Social Security Disability Payments

March 26, 2014 Many Social Security Disability Recipients have third-party companies control distribution of their benefits because their conditions leave them unable to manage their own funds. Now,…

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Problems Can Arise After a Social Security Disability Approval

April 2, 2014 Americans unable to work due to mental or physical conditions believe that their problems are solved once their Social Security Disability benefits are approved. But…

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Differences Between Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability Insurance

April 4, 2014 When a person is unable to work because of a mental or physical condition, several options may be available to help assist with his or…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Hepatitis

There are hundreds of diseases and conditions that can leave an individual unable to work and eligible for Social Security disability benefits, including hepatitis. The disease is a…

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Actions to Take During a Social Security Continuing Disability Review

Once an individual receives a Social Security Disability Approval, they will continue to receive benefits until the Social Security Administration (SSA) deems them no longer disabled. But information…

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Social Security Disability Conditions: Prostate Cancer

Nearly 200,000 men in the United States have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the most common form of cancer among American men today. For many, the…

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Ability to Speak English Used in Determining Social Security Disability Eligibility

There are many factors that can go into the process of determining if someone qualifies for Social Security disability benefits. However, one senator says he believes an inability…

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Study Shows Benefit Payouts Increase, But Fewer Receive Assistance

New figures from Johns Hopkins University are showing the U.S. is spending more than ever before on benefits programs like Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income; however,…

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Those Suffering From Intellectual Disabilities Struggle to Gain Employment

An estimated 2.5 million Americans today are living with intellectual disabilities. While some of these individuals receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits because of their condition, others strive…

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3 Factors Used to Determine Social Security Disability Eligibility

You may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if you're unable to work because of a mental or physical condition. When applying, it’s important to remember there will…

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New Tool Determines Social Security Disability Recipients’ Abilities to Manage Payments

Roughly 3.5 million Americans receive Social Security Disability benefits due to psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Despite receiving these payments, many of these individuals still…

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New Video Shows “The Faces and Facts of Disability”

There are an estimated 56 million Americans living with disabilities, many of whom are unable to work due to their conditions. These individuals may be eligible for Social…

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Work History and Social Security Disability Eligibility

A disabled worker must have put have earned enough while working to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. But what type of work history do you need to…

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More Women Are Meeting Social Security Disability Qualifications

It’s no secret that getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult. Having an insight into what demographics are most likely to receive an approval may…

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More Disabled Citizens Taking Advantage of Supplemental Security Income Than Ever Before

If you’re disabled and struggling to make ends meet, getting Supplemental Security Income may prove helpful with finances, and it’s a program more and more disabled workers are…

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How Effective Will New Veterans’ Social Security Disability Policies Be?

Veterans who aren’t able to work because of injuries or illnesses suffered in the line of duty may be entitled to a number of federal benefits, including veterans’…

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The Effects of Flaws in the Social Security Disability Benefit Claims Process

It’s no secret that the Social Security Administration is overwhelmed by a growing number of Social Security Disability benefit claims that are awaiting processing. What is shocking is…

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3 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Your Social Security Disability Claim

Going through the steps to receive Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult for disabled Americans. One of the best ways to make this process easier is to…

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Disability Preparation Is Half the Battle

Accidents and illnesses can strike at any time. That’s why being prepared for a disability is so important. We hope to help make you more aware of how…

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When Will Social Security Disability Benefits End?

The Social Security Disability program in the United States offers financial assistance to millions of Americans who are unable to work. One of the most common questions to…

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Get Prepared With the Social Security Disability Planner

Sometimes you can't see an accident or serious illness coming. These situations can leave you struggling with medical bills and other expenses. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t even know…

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What Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work because they suffer from mental or physical conditions, leaving them with limited resources for income. Help is available…

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Getting Back to Work After a Disability

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits offer financial assistance to people unable to work due to disabilities, but the ultimate goal of the program is to get disabled Americans…

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Making a Plan for Your Social Security Disability Benefits

You never know when an injury or illness may leave you unable to work. That’s why it’s so important to have a plan for the future by knowing…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Amputation Disability

The loss of a limb can leave you unable to perform your job duties and may entitle you to Social Security Disability benefits. But it’s important to understand…

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Tips to Speed Up the SSD Approval Process

While the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a goal of processing all new disability claims within 109 days of filing, the agency has repeatedly failed to meet this…

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Social Security Disability: Where Are Recipients Located and Why?

There are currently more than 10 million Americans who depend on Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits as their main source of income, and data indicates some areas of…

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Common Reasons for Social Security Disability Denials

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work due to a disabling injury or illness, yet only some will receive Social Security Disability benefits—a program established…

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Social Security Common Conditions: HIV

Estimates from the federal government show nearly 1.1 million people in the United States living with HIV or AIDS, a virus of the autoimmune system that prevents the…

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SSA Changes Policies Regarding Same-Sex Relationships

If a health condition leaves you unable to work, you may be entitled to Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability benefits. But it’s important to remember there…

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Knowing Your Benefits Is Crucial When Applying for Social Security Disability

Accidents and illnesses can strike at any time, leaving Americans unable to work and without income. Many citizens who find themselves in such situations may qualify for Social…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

About 2.3 million people are afflicted with multiple sclerosis (MS), which impairs the ability to speak and move their bodies. What Is MS? MS is a disease of…

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“I’m In To Hire” Creates Jobs for People With Intellectual Disabilities

Life With An Intellectual Disability Living with an intellectual disability can be a struggle due to an inability to learn or meet criteria for advancement in school settings.…

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The Judge Could Be a Factor in Your Social Security Disability Appeal

If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability benefits, in all likelihood, your claim has been denied. That’s because the Social Security Administration says that up to 65 percent of…

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Changes to Social Security Disability Benefits Withdrawal Policy

Federal lawmakers have the ability to change the regulations that govern the policies and procedures of the Social Security Disability benefits program and one such reform that was…

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When Applying for Social Security Disability, You May Face Long Waits

One of the most difficult aspects of applying for Social Security Disability benefits is the amount of time the process can take. In fact, it could take years…

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How to Determine What Social Security Disability Benefits You’ve Earned

Suffering from a disabling injury or illness can leave your finances tight. Luckily, many disabled Americans qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but determining how much you should…

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Bill Helps Prevent Criminals from Receiving Supplemental Security Income or Disability Benefits

The law states that anyone who is fleeing to avoid prosecution of a felony is ineligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income; however, loopholes…

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Social Security Act Celebrates 80th Anniversary

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935. In the eighty years that have passed since the bill’s inception, it has…

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How to Appeal a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

If your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits was denied, you're not alone. As many as 70 percent of all initial claims for SSD benefits are rejected…

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The Evolution of the Social Security Disability Program

The U.S. Social Security Disability program was established in 1956 as a way to provide citizens who suffered from a disabling mental or physical condition for longer than…

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Always Report Changes to Your Social Security Disability Status

When a person is awarded Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the amount they receive is based on several factors including income, work history, marital status, and even the…

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How to Apply for Social Security Disability

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be time-consuming, confusing, and frustrating. Let an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer from Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin help you navigate…

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Social Security Administration Struggles to Collect $5.4 Billion Overpaid to Disabled Workers

Last month it was revealed that the Social Security Administration overpaid approximately $5.4 billion in benefits to disabled workers in 2009; this week the United States Government Accountability…

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6 reasons to get help with Social Security Disability

An experienced Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) lawyer can alleviate stress and give you the time to focus on your recovery and well-being, according to the Wall Street…

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3 Social Security Disability questions and answers

Who can get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD)? A person must have enough work credits to qualify. One must prove his/her disability with medical records and meet the…

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How to navigate Social Security Disability

When a person has a mental disability that prohibits him or her from obtaining and gainful employment and when his or her financial resources are below a predetermined…

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Musculoskeletal disorders evaluated for SSD

The Social Security Administration (SSA) Listings of Impairments for Social Security Disability (SSD) are important because they outline the criteria  used to determine if a claimant is disabled. As…

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What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federally mandated disability insurance program. Overseen by the Social Security Administration (SSA), it operates separately from the retirement program and from…

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Resources tapped while awaiting SSD benefits

Who would you turn to if a disability or illness kept you from working? A 2012 poll found that friends and family continued to be the leading resource…

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Planning and preparing for a possible disability

The Social Security Administration (SSA) tells us that a 20-year-old worker has about three in 10 chances of suffering a disability before reaching retirement age. That's why it's…

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Part 1: 4 steps to handling personal finances when a disability occurs

Planning for a life-altering disability isn't always at the top of the priority list. But, when you're diagnosed with a disabling condition, you just might need a plan.…

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Part 2: 4 steps to handling personal finances when a disability occurs

Today nearly 153 million workers are insured by Social Security Disability (SSD). If you are one of them, Market Watch cites these two (of four) steps that you should…

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A disease like Parkinson’s can greatly impact personal finances

The financial impact of a disease such as Parkinson’s can be huge.  Such diseases may render you unable to work, according to Patch. Most of us know to work…

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Can you work and still receive SSD?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has special rules called "work incentives" that help you keep your benefits and Medicare while you test your ability to work, reports The Sacramento…

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SSDI recipients affecting unemployment rate

May 4, 2012 The number of U.S. workers claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has climbed 22 percent in the last five years, according to the Bangor Daily…

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Compassionate allowances speed up SSDI

May 9, 2012 Lou Gehrig disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, is one of Social Security’s “compassionate allowances” according to The State Journal Register. May…

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Can I work on SSDI?

In the latest report from the Social Security trustees, coverage for those with disabilities (Social Security Disability Insurance [SSDI]) will exceed the amount coming in from payroll taxes…

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Social Security Disability and Medicare prescription costs

If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a time limit on collecting Social Security Disability benefits, The Sacramento Bee has the answer. According to the newspaper’s Q&A section, if a…

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The difference between SSDI and SSI

Despite the similar acronyms, SSI and SSDI are quite different, according to AARP.org. Dating back to 1960, SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance. It’s an earned benefit that…

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Social Security Disability claims increase

By the end of 2013, the Social Security Administration expects Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims to reach 1.1 million, according to timesunion.com. SSDI provides monthly benefits to…

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SSDI and SSI may be available for wounded service members

All service members who became disabled on active duty after October 1, 2001, are possibly eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)…

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SSDI benefits for severe depression

Clinical depression is a serious medical condition that can be profoundly disabling. For that reason, many people with severe depression may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits…

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Disabled people’s unemployment rate reaches three-year low, SSDI applications stabilize

July 16, 2012 During the second quarter of 2012, the unemployment rate among people with disabilities dropped to its lowest in more than three years while applications for…

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What are your employment options while receiving SSDI?

July 18, 2012 People on Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) are provided incentives to return to work, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under the Social Security rules, you…

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Well-known people with disabilities

July 23, 2012 Do you have a disability or medical condition which limits what you can do? Many ordinary people, as well as many actors, politicians, and writers,…

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Are people with disabilities being stereotyped or treated unfairly?

July 27, 2012 We are a long way from treating those with disabilities as equal citizens, according to the Huffington Post. Because so many disabled people are disconnected from…

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Extraordinary people with disabilities

August 1, 2012 It’s a great achievement for any person to perform extraordinary acts, but it’s even greater when this is done despite a disability. This blog looks…

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Increase in SSDI benefits criticized by some

August 15, 2012 Attacks against Social Security Disability Insurance have been on the rise lately, according to Newsday. Among other things, some critics say that SSDI applications have increased…

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12 tips to prevent identity theft

September 12, 2012 To keep someone from stealing your identity, some simple precautions and these twelve steps may be able to help you, according to ehow.com. (1) Protect your…

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70 Percent of SSDI claims denied

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult due to how long a claim can take and the high chance of being denied, according to DisabilitySecrets.com. Statistically,…

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How can you get SSI?

According to DisabilitySecrets.com, if you have not worked long enough when you become disabled and have low income and assets, you can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), instead…

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5 questions that may decide if you are disabled

The Social Security Administration uses a step-by-step process involving five questions to decide if you are disabled, according to their official website. You must first meet the conditions of…

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Ways to make sure your COLA goes further

According to stltoday.com , there are some practical ways to help make sure that the small 2013 cost of living (COLA) increase can go further for you. 1. Review healthcare…

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Can you collect SSDI and Medicaid at the same time?

November 12, 2012 According to the Cypress Creek Mirror, a 58-year-old woman was diagnosed with stage IIIA metastatic breast cancer. She was unemployed at the time. A breast/ovarian cancer…

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Social Security Disability applications backlogged

Millions of people are applying for disability benefits, and the Social Security Administration can't work through the claims fast enough, reports USA Today. Funded by workers' payroll deductions, the…

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Certain Medical Conditions Automatically Qualify You for SSDI

There are a number of impairments—both physical and mental—that will automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), according to…

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What Is Supplemental Security Income?

March 13, 2013 For thousands of Americans who are unable to work due to a disability, Social Security benefits may not be enough to make ends meet. To…

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Rise In Number Of Social Security Claims Being Blamed On Fraud

March 14, 2013 It’s no secret the nation’s Social Security Disability system has seen a massive influx in the number of claims filed. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reports…

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Bill Being Introduced to Eliminate Disability Wait Times For the Terminally Ill

April 1, 2013 With the average wait time for a decision to be reached on a Social Security Disability Claim inching towards almost a year, lawmakers are looking for…

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Many Recipients Of Social Security Disability Say The Program Is Hard to Leave

April 8, 2013 While government officials believe there are several causes for the lack of an economic turn around, many claim a large portion of the problem stems…

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When Social Security Disability Isn’t Enough, Insurance Options Are Available

May 10, 2013 Due to a growing number of Social Security Disability Claims being made each year, the system is slowly beginning to run out of money. This…

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Available For Soldiers And Veterans?

May 17, 2013 Each day in the United States, soldiers return home from service overseas with injuries and conditions that leave them unable to work. This raises numerous…

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What Programs Are Available To Those Who Are Unable To Work?

May 20, 2013 Suffering from a condition or injury that leaves a person unable to work for an extended period of time can be difficult. The focus on…

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Does Arthritis Qualify An Individual For Social Security Disability Benefits?

May 22, 2013 When a person suffers from a condition or injury that leaves them facing the inability to work for more than a year, they may qualify…

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Does Alzheimer’s or Dementia Qualify a Person for Social Security Disability?

June 7, 2013 The number of cases of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia continues to grow in the United States. The Alzheimer’s Association says there are currently 5.2 million…

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Social Security Disability Benefits Qualifications

June 12, 2013 When a person’s mental or physical condition leaves them facing death or unable to work for extended periods of time, they may meet Social Security Disability…

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Do Mental Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability?

July 19, 2013 More claims for Social Security Disability Benefits are being filed in the United States today than ever before. One of the leading types of disabilities…

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Social Security Disability Claims Increase Blamed On Lack Of Reform

July 24, 2013 The Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently facing an ever-growing number of claims for Social Security Disability benefits. This, in turn, has led to the…

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Lawmakers Seek Approval Of The ABLE Act For Disability Recipients

August 1, 2013 Social Security Disability and other similar benefits provide financial resources to those who are unable to work due to a mental or physical impairments. The…

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New Technology Helping To Reduce Backlogged Social Security Disability Claims

August 14, 2013 As the number of claimants for Social Security Disability Benefits continues to grow, leading to the swelling of a backlog of unprocessed claims, the Social…

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Social Security Disability Approval Process More Difficult Than Before

August 21, 2013 In recent years, there have been a growing number of Americans applying for Social Security Disability Benefits. The swelling number of recipients of benefits has…

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Dozens Arrested In Connection To Social Security Disability Fraud

August 26, 2013 Last week, a total of 75 people were arrested in connection to fraudulent claims for Social Security Disability Benefits being made in Puerto Rico. Experts…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Benefits For Mental Health Conditions

September 4, 2013 Over the last several decades, there has been a massive influx in the number of claims seeking benefits from the Social Security Administration due to…

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SSA Continues Testing of New Social Security Disability Processing Systems

September 9, 2013 The Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently facing a backlog of hundreds of thousands of claims for Social Security Disability Benefits that are awaiting decisions. …

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Qualifications For Benefits Following Amputation

September 13, 2013 The loss of a limb due to an accident can have devastating effects on an individual’s ability to perform work duties. The Social Security Disability…

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Does Blindness Qualify An Individual For Social Security Disability Benefits?

September 16, 2013 Many Americans depend on their ability to see in order to work and make a living. Having their sight taken away by an accident or…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Examine Effects Fraud Has On Other Claims

September 18, 2013 The nation’s Social Security program, which offers benefits to those who have retired or have become disabled and are unable to work, is currently facing…

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Would A Government Shutdown Affect Social Security Disability Benefits?

September 30, 2013 With the United States currently facing a shutdown of the federal government, experts explain many recipients of government benefits are wondering what effects such an…

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Researchers Look At How To Improve Employment Rates For Disability Recipients

October 7, 2013 Each year, hundreds of thousands of children are recipients of government benefits through the Supplemental Security Income program. The money is to be used for…

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Study Shows Those With Autism May Find Success In Certain Jobs

October 11, 2013 One of the major problems the federal government is currently trying to solve with the Social Security Disability system is how to get those who…

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What Is The Criteria For Social Security Disability Benefits Eligibility?

October 18, 2013 Each year, hundreds of thousands of American apply for Social Security Disability Benefits due to suffering from a mental or physical condition that prevents them…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Overpayments of Benefits

October 28, 2013 While hundreds of thousands of disabled individuals are battling through the process of filing to receive Social Security Disability benefits, some of those who have…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Expedited Processing For Veterans

November 8, 2013 Each day, the number of soldiers and veterans who are unable to work due to disabling conditions brought on by their service to our country…

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Social Security Benefit Evaluation Tool Now Available To Veterans

November 11, 2013 For soldiers who are unable to work due to a disability caused by their military service, making ends meet on the benefits they receive from…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Benefits For Hearing Impairments

November 13, 2013 As humans, we depend on our five senses to interpret and interact with our surroundings in the world. That is why the loss of one…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss The Claims Approval Process

November 22, 2013 When an individual applies for Social Security disability benefits, the claim must go through a rigorous approval process before assistance can be offered. The Social…

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Study Indicates Increases In Payouts of Social Security Disability Benefits

November 25, 2013 The Social Security Administration oversees the distribution of disability benefits to millions of Americans who are unable to work due to a mental or physical…

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Social Security Administration Reports Decline In Approval Rates For Disability Benefits

December 4, 2013 When an individual is left unable to work due to a mental or physical condition, they may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits.…

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New Study Cites Reasons For Increases In Social Security Disability Claim Numbers

December 13, 2013 Over the past several decades, the number of Social Security Disability benefit recipients has swelled. The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos &…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Examine Compassionate Allowances

December 20, 2013 There are numerous mental and physical conditions that can leave an individual unable to work, sometimes permanently. For most of these individuals, Social Security Disability…

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What Determines Social Security Disability Eligibility?

January 6, 2014 There are millions of Americans who are unable to work due to health conditions. For a majority of these individuals, Social Security Disability benefits are…

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Social Security Disability Fraud and The Effects It Has On The System

January 8, 2014 Earlier this week, hundreds of current and former emergency workers in New York were indicted on charges of Social Security Disability Fraud. Reports from the…

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Social Security Disability Changes For 2014

January 15, 2014 Over the past several years, a backlog of unprocessed Social Security Disability benefits claims has accumulated to the point where hundreds of thousands of individuals…

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Social Security Administration Adds Conditions To List of Compassionate Allowances

January 17, 2014 There are currently hundreds of thousands of Americans who are unable to work due to a mental or physical condition who have waited long periods…

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Judge Offers 3 Tips To Preventing Social Security Disability Fraud

January 20, 2014 Several weeks ago, hundreds of former New York police officers and firefighters were indicted on charges of Social Security Disability Fraud. Estimates show these individuals…

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Accusations Cause Disabled Man’s Social Security Disability Benefits To Be Withheld

January 24, 2014 Many disabled individuals believe that once they receive a Social Security Disability Approval, many of their problems will be solved. However, a recent report told…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Look At 4 Steps of A Claim Denial Appeal

January 29, 2014 There are hundreds of thousands of disabled Americans who are waiting for decisions to be made on their Social Security Disability claims. The stark reality…

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How Is Social Security Disability Eligibility Determined?

February 3, 2014 When applying for assistance due to a disability, one of the most typical questions that is asked is, “What factors affect Social Security Disability Eligibility?”.…

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Mental Disorders Are Most Common Conditions Qualifying for Social Security Disability

February 24, 2013 There are numerous conditions that qualify individuals for Social Security disability benefits, but some of the most commonly listed ailments are mental disorders. In fact,…

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Social Security Administration Considers Reforms to Appeals Regulations

March 7, 2014 It’s already fairly difficult to get approved for Social Security Disability benefits, considering more than 60 percent of initial claims are denied. Now though, the…

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Social Security Disability’s Common Conditions: Pain

March 10, 2014 One of the most common conditions that results in an individual seeking Social Security Disability benefits is pain. Pain can result from any number of…

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Social Security Disability Conditions: Blindness

March 19, 2014 Many Americans with Blindness and visual impairments apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for financial support. Blindness is considered to be a permanently debilitating…

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Company Reports Breach of Social Security Disability Data

March 21, 2014 For those who collect Social Security Disability, the benefits supplied through the program may be their only source of income. But security breaches of claimant…

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Disabled Veterans to Receive Expedited Social Security Disability Decisions

March 24, 2014 Disabled veterans are considered to be among those most in need of assistance from the federal government. But a lack of communication between the Social…

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Social Security Disability Conditions: Intellectual Disabilities

March 28, 2014 People who suffer from conditions that prevent them from working can apply for Social Security Disability benefits. But a growing number of claims are being…

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Ticket to Work Program Offers Financial Freedom to Disabled Americans

March 31, 2014 When a person is unable to work due to a mental or physical condition, Social Security Disability benefits can offer financial assistance to the claimant.…

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How You Can Reduce Social Security Disability Processing Wait Times

Estimates show the amount of time an individual may wait for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to reach a decision on their disability claim can now exceed 400…

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Ticket To Work Program Helps Disabled Americans Find Financial Freedom

The goal of the Social Security Disability program is to provide disabled workers with the income they need to support themselves and their families while they cannot work.…

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May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

Estimates from the Social Security Administration (SSA) show there are as many as 150 million United States citizens covered by disability insurance because mental or physical conditions prevent…

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2 Ways To Overcome The Hardships A Disability Can Pose

Suffering an injury or illness that prevents you from working is not only physically and emotionally wrecking, but can cause financial struggles as well. That’s why at Fleschner,…

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5 Facts About Social Security Disability And Its Recipients

If there’s one thing in life that can be expected, it’s that the unexpected will occur. Each year, millions of Americans are afflicted with an unforeseen injury or…

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Evidence That Helps Decide Social Security Disability Claims

Every day, thousands of Americans suffer injuries or are diagnosed with health conditions that leave them unable to work. Social Security Disability benefits may be an option for…

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4 Financial Resources Available to Disabled Workers

Each day, thousands of Americans suffer injuries or are diagnosed with health conditions that prevent them from returning to work. This can cause financial struggles, and the Social…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Migraine Headaches

The searing pain associated with migraine headaches can be excruciating. Unfortunately, an estimated 10 percent of the American population is diagnosed with Migraine Headache Syndrome, which leaves many…

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From Then to Now: Social Security Is 79 Years Old Today

On this day in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved the bill that would become the foundation for the Social Security program. Since that time, nearly 56 million…

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Disabled Americans and the Ticket to Work Program

The goal of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability benefits program isn’t just support Americans who can’t work, but to also to help disabled people return to work.…

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How Student Loan Debt Can Affect Your Social Security Disability Benefits

There are countless circumstances that can result in garnishment or loss of Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, but one of the most common factors affecting SSD claims today…

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Social Security Disability Rule Extended to Expedite Compassionate Allowances Claims

If an injury or illness has left you unable to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. But it's important to remember that it can take…

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What You Need To Know Filing Social Security Disability Appeals

Suffering an injury or illness that leaves you unable to work may leave you dependent on alternative resources of income—such as Social Security Disability benefits. However, the process…

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What Do Social Security Disability Benefits Cover?

If you’re suffering from a condition that prevents you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least a year, you may be entitled…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Kidney Disease and Cancer

Our kidneys are among the most vital organs in our bodies because they are responsible for filtering our blood of waste. Without this bodily function, death would be…

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Your Rights During a Social Security Disability Claim

As a United States citizen, you have certain rights that cannot be encroached upon, even by the federal government. So when you’re applying for Social Security Disability benefits,…

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How Supplemental Security Income Can Help if Your Loved One Is Disabled

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work because of a disabling condition they suffer from, but not all of those individuals are work-age adults who…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Parkinson’s Disease

Data indicates that as many as 1 million Americans suffer from the degenerative neurological condition known as Parkinson’s Disease. Yet many citizens do not know the symptoms of the…

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Court Ruling Could Affect Some Social Security Disability Benefits Claims

There are many factors that can affect the amount you receive in Social Security Disability benefits, but one that is currently receiving national attention is the Windfall Elimination…

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Childhood Cancer Increases Chance of Receiving SSD Benefits Later in Life

Research from the American Cancer Society shows that 1 in 285 U.S. citizens will be diagnosed with a form of cancer before age 20. While the survival rate for…

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Social Security Administration Unveils New Improvement Plan: Vision 2025

Social Security Disability benefits are available to workers in the United States who are unable to return to their job due to a mental or physical condition. The…

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Previous Projections of Social Security Disability Benefits Trust Fund Depletion May Be Flawed

Studies Show Projection Data Is Flawed New research indicates projections about the financial status of our nation’s retirement and disability trust funds may not be accurate. Currently, estimates…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Benefits That May Be Available After Losing a Spouse

The financial struggles that accompany the loss of a spouse can be immense, especially if you’re considered disabled. That’s why our Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark,…

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Proposed Changes to Grid Rules Could Affect How the SSA Determines if You’re Disabled

Being unable to work would put a serious financial strain on a majority of Americans. Luckily, most employees in the United States pay into the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability program…

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Getting the Benefits You Need When Applying for Social Security Disability

The process of applying for and being approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated. But it seems as though many disabled Americans continue to struggle…

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How The SCOTUS Ruling Will Impact Social Security and Supplemental Security Income

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States reached a historic decision to legalize same-sex marriages. This monumental ruling will impact many different government programs and services.…

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Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Has Doubled Since 1980

Almost eighty years ago, our nation created the Social Security program to provide income for citizens who were no longer able to work. Since that time, the program…

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Dependents

We know that Social Security Disability benefits are typically awarded to workers who are unable to perform their job duties due to a physical or mental illness; however,…

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Some Some Social Security Disability Recipients with Mental Health Conditions Banned From Owning Guns

There are currently millions of Americans who receive Social Security Disability benefits because they suffer from a mental health condition, such as depression or schizophrenia. Many of these…

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Why Calculating SSDI Benefits on a Regular Basis Is Important

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are calculated using the number of credits you earned while working and the amount of income you received during that time. But don’t…

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When to File Social Security Disability Appeals

If you’ve ever attempted to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you know how daunting the task can be. The wait time for a decision in your case…

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Upgrades to Online System Makes Appealing Your Social Security Disability Claim Easier

Getting approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits is no easy task. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reports up to 65 percent of claims are initially turned…

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Social Security Disability Benefits System Faces Financial Strain

In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion regarding the depletion of the trust fund that provides the financing for the Social Security Disability program in…

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Bill Proposes Immediate Social Security Disability Payments for the Terminally Ill

It’s no secret that getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can be a long, drawn-out process. The Social Security Administration has conceded that it takes the agency…

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Resources Available to Those With Childhood Cancer

September has been declared “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in an effort to raise awareness about the struggles thousands of American youths face on a daily basis as they…

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Few Low-Income Children With Mental Disorders Get Supplemental Security Income

There's good and bad news when it comes to low-income children with mental disorders in the U.S. getting the benefits they need. The bad news is many of…

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Can a Medical Condition Automatically Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Millions of Americans suffer from medical conditions that leave them unable to work. Many qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but the application process can be take time—some…

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A Closer Look at the 2016 Social Security COLA

Social Security Disability benefits are a crucial part of millions of American’s incomes. Each year, benefits amounts are examined to ensure they are in line with the cost…

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Working While Getting SSD Benefits Made Easy

One of the qualifications for receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is that your condition must last longer than a year. Just because you’ve been sick or injured…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Overpayments of Benefits

October 28, 2013 While hundreds of thousands of disabled individuals are battling through the process of filing to receive Social Security Disability benefits, some of those who have…

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How Other Benefits Can Affect Social Security Disability Payments

December 2, 2013 When an individual is left permanently unable to work due to an on-the-job accident, they may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits for a…

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Lawsuit Filed to Prevent Halted Social Security Disability Payments

March 26, 2014 Many Social Security Disability Recipients have third-party companies control distribution of their benefits because their conditions leave them unable to manage their own funds. Now,…

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New Tool Determines Social Security Disability Recipients’ Abilities to Manage Payments

Roughly 3.5 million Americans receive Social Security Disability benefits due to psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Despite receiving these payments, many of these individuals still…

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Estimate for 2015 Social Security Disability COLA Released

Making ends meet can be a struggle those who receive Social Security Disability benefits. Ricipients must meet strict income limits that prevent savings from being accumulated to be…

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Get Prepared With the Social Security Disability Planner

Sometimes you can't see an accident or serious illness coming. These situations can leave you struggling with medical bills and other expenses. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t even know…

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How Effective Will New Veterans’ Social Security Disability Policies Be?

Veterans who aren’t able to work because of injuries or illnesses suffered in the line of duty may be entitled to a number of federal benefits, including veterans’…

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Problems With Social Security Disability Can Arise at Anytime

March 17, 2014 People unable to work due to disabling conditions often receive income supplied by a Social Security Disability Approval. However, faults within the system may create…

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Problems Can Arise After a Social Security Disability Approval

April 2, 2014 Americans unable to work due to mental or physical conditions believe that their problems are solved once their Social Security Disability benefits are approved. But…

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SSA Continues Testing of New Social Security Disability Processing Systems

September 9, 2013 The Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently facing a backlog of hundreds of thousands of claims for Social Security Disability Benefits that are awaiting decisions. …

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Work History and Social Security Disability Eligibility

A disabled worker must have put have earned enough while working to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. But what type of work history do you need to…

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The Effects of Flaws in the Social Security Disability Benefit Claims Process

It’s no secret that the Social Security Administration is overwhelmed by a growing number of Social Security Disability benefit claims that are awaiting processing. What is shocking is…

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Your Rights During a Social Security Disability Claim

As a United States citizen, you have certain rights that cannot be encroached upon, even by the federal government. So when you’re applying for Social Security Disability benefits,…

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Disabled Veterans to Receive Expedited Social Security Disability Decisions

March 24, 2014 Disabled veterans are considered to be among those most in need of assistance from the federal government. But a lack of communication between the Social…

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Tips to Speed Up the SSD Approval Process

While the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a goal of processing all new disability claims within 109 days of filing, the agency has repeatedly failed to meet this…

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Disabled Veterans to Receive Expedited Social Security Disability Decisions

March 24, 2014 Disabled veterans are considered to be among those most in need of assistance from the federal government. But a lack of communication between the Social…

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Social Security Disability Benefits Qualifications

June 12, 2013 When a person’s mental or physical condition leaves them facing death or unable to work for extended periods of time, they may meet Social Security Disability…

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Do Mental Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability?

July 19, 2013 More claims for Social Security Disability Benefits are being filed in the United States today than ever before. One of the leading types of disabilities…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Qualifications For Benefits Following Amputation

September 13, 2013 The loss of a limb due to an accident can have devastating effects on an individual’s ability to perform work duties. The Social Security Disability…

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Ability to Speak English Used in Determining Social Security Disability Eligibility

There are many factors that can go into the process of determining if someone qualifies for Social Security disability benefits. However, one senator says he believes an inability…

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More Women Are Meeting Social Security Disability Qualifications

It’s no secret that getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult. Having an insight into what demographics are most likely to receive an approval may…

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What Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work because they suffer from mental or physical conditions, leaving them with limited resources for income. Help is available…

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Mental Disorders Are Most Common Conditions Qualifying for Social Security Disability

February 24, 2013 There are numerous conditions that qualify individuals for Social Security disability benefits, but some of the most commonly listed ailments are mental disorders. In fact,…

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Why Do Disability Claims Rise During a Recession? Hint: It’s Not Fraud.

An article published yesterday on CNN Money sheds light on what is being called a “hidden unemployment problem.” As CNN points out, 17% more Americans are on Social…

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Lawsuit Filed to Prevent Halted Social Security Disability Payments

March 26, 2014 Many Social Security Disability Recipients have third-party companies control distribution of their benefits because their conditions leave them unable to manage their own funds. Now,…

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SSA Considering Policy Changes To Improve The Disability Application Process

December 27, 2013 There are millions of Americans who depend on Social Security Disability Benefits as their main source of income due to the fact they are unable…

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The Evolution of the Social Security Disability Program

The U.S. Social Security Disability program was established in 1956 as a way to provide citizens who suffered from a disabling mental or physical condition for longer than…

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How To Determine Eligibility For Social Security Disability Benefits

March 8, 2013 When a person becomes unable to work due to a health condition, one of the first questions they will often ask is, “Am I eligible…

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Your Rights During a Social Security Disability Claim

As a United States citizen, you have certain rights that cannot be encroached upon, even by the federal government. So when you’re applying for Social Security Disability benefits,…

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Proposed Changes to Grid Rules Could Affect How the SSA Determines if You’re Disabled

Being unable to work would put a serious financial strain on a majority of Americans. Luckily, most employees in the United States pay into the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability program…

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Bill Helps Prevent Criminals from Receiving Supplemental Security Income or Disability Benefits

The law states that anyone who is fleeing to avoid prosecution of a felony is ineligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income; however, loopholes…

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Would A Government Shutdown Affect Social Security Disability Benefits?

September 30, 2013 With the United States currently facing a shutdown of the federal government, experts explain many recipients of government benefits are wondering what effects such an…

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Social Security Disability: Where Are Recipients Located and Why?

There are currently more than 10 million Americans who depend on Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits as their main source of income, and data indicates some areas of…

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Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Has Doubled Since 1980

Almost eighty years ago, our nation created the Social Security program to provide income for citizens who were no longer able to work. Since that time, the program…

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Always Report Changes to Your Social Security Disability Status

When a person is awarded Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the amount they receive is based on several factors including income, work history, marital status, and even the…

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Bill Proposes Immediate Social Security Disability Payments for the Terminally Ill

It’s no secret that getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can be a long, drawn-out process. The Social Security Administration has conceded that it takes the agency…

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3 Tips for Streamlining the Social Security Disability Approval Process

March 12, 2014 Millions of Americans depend on Social Security Disability benefits, but the process of filing a claim can prove to be an arduous task. The Social…

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New Tool Determines Social Security Disability Recipients’ Abilities to Manage Payments

Roughly 3.5 million Americans receive Social Security Disability benefits due to psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Despite receiving these payments, many of these individuals still…

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Social Security Disability Benefits System Faces Financial Strain

In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion regarding the depletion of the trust fund that provides the financing for the Social Security Disability program in…

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Bill Being Introduced to Eliminate Disability Wait Times For the Terminally Ill

April 1, 2013 With the average wait time for a decision to be reached on a Social Security Disability Claim inching towards almost a year, lawmakers are looking for…

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How You Can Reduce Social Security Disability Processing Wait Times

Estimates show the amount of time an individual may wait for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to reach a decision on their disability claim can now exceed 400…

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Bill Proposes Immediate Social Security Disability Payments for the Terminally Ill

It’s no secret that getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can be a long, drawn-out process. The Social Security Administration has conceded that it takes the agency…

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Changes to Social Security Disability Benefits Withdrawal Policy

Federal lawmakers have the ability to change the regulations that govern the policies and procedures of the Social Security Disability benefits program and one such reform that was…

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Work History and Social Security Disability Eligibility

A disabled worker must have put have earned enough while working to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. But what type of work history do you need to…

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The ABLE Act Is Up for Consideration Again

Many Americans depend on Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to make ends meet, but these programs can also inhibit certain recipients from becoming…

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4 Mentally Disabled People Locked in Basement While Captors Cash Disability Checks

In a news story that’s making waves around the world, a fourth person has been arrested for her connection to a scheme in which four mentally disabled adults…

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Governor Tim Pawlenty Suggests Raising the Social Security Retirement Age

Minnesota governor and GOP presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty suggests that the best way to deal with the prospect of the Social Security Administration running out of funds sometime…

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Social Security Disability Claims Increase Blamed On Lack Of Reform

July 24, 2013 The Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently facing an ever-growing number of claims for Social Security Disability benefits. This, in turn, has led to the…

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How Hearing Impairments and Social Security Disability Benefits Affect One Another

September 20, 2013 The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin state that even the simplest of tasks can become extremely difficult to complete if…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Benefits For Hearing Impairments

November 13, 2013 As humans, we depend on our five senses to interpret and interact with our surroundings in the world. That is why the loss of one…

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Disabled Americans and the Ticket to Work Program

The goal of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability benefits program isn’t just support Americans who can’t work, but to also to help disabled people return to work.…

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Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Has Doubled Since 1980

Almost eighty years ago, our nation created the Social Security program to provide income for citizens who were no longer able to work. Since that time, the program…

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Dependents

We know that Social Security Disability benefits are typically awarded to workers who are unable to perform their job duties due to a physical or mental illness; however,…

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Why Do Disability Claims Rise During a Recession? Hint: It’s Not Fraud.

An article published yesterday on CNN Money sheds light on what is being called a “hidden unemployment problem.” As CNN points out, 17% more Americans are on Social…

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More Than a Billion People Live with Disability

There are 1 billion people in the world who live with a disability, according to a new report by the World Health Organization and the World Bank. Twenty…

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How to Appeal a Social Security Disability Decision

More than half of those who apply for Social Security Disability benefits are denied the first time around. If you disagree with the agency’s decision, you’ll want to…

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Social Security Administration Struggles to Collect $5.4 Billion Overpaid to Disabled Workers

Last month it was revealed that the Social Security Administration overpaid approximately $5.4 billion in benefits to disabled workers in 2009; this week the United States Government Accountability…

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Governor Tim Pawlenty Suggests Raising the Social Security Retirement Age

Minnesota governor and GOP presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty suggests that the best way to deal with the prospect of the Social Security Administration running out of funds sometime…

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How Will Work Affect Your Social Security Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration is offering free Work Incentive Events (WISE) across the country on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 for those who are interested in…

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4 Mentally Disabled People Locked in Basement While Captors Cash Disability Checks

In a news story that’s making waves around the world, a fourth person has been arrested for her connection to a scheme in which four mentally disabled adults…

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The geography of Social Security Disability payments varies widely–part 1

The Social Security Disability program was started in 1957 as a way to help people who can’t work because of health problems. There has been a surge of…

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The geography of Social Security Disability payments varies widely–part 2

Social Security Disability rates are considerably higher in rural America than in cities, according to the Daily Yonder. Two of the counties in our nation receiving the highest…

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6 reasons to get help with Social Security Disability

An experienced Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) lawyer can alleviate stress and give you the time to focus on your recovery and well-being, according to the Wall Street…

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Social Security Disability applications backlogged

Millions of people are applying for disability benefits, and the Social Security Administration can't work through the claims fast enough, reports USA Today. Funded by workers' payroll deductions, the…

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Changes Could Mean Reductions In Social Security Disability Benefits

April 10, 2013 With serious budget deficits looming over the federal government, officials are attempting to find areas where spending cuts can be made. Unfortunately for recipients of…

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Growing Number of Social Security Disability Fraud Cases Reported

June 24, 2013 Earlier this year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) switched from cutting paper checks to recipients of Social Security Disability benefits to issuing direct deposits to…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss The Claims Approval Process

November 22, 2013 When an individual applies for Social Security disability benefits, the claim must go through a rigorous approval process before assistance can be offered. The Social…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Breast Cancer

Data from the National Cancer Institute indicates 232,670 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year, and 40,000 patients will lose their battle with the disease.…

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New Contingency Plan Protects Social Security Disability Operations

The Social Security Administration is responsible for handling all processes of the Social Security Disability (SSD) program. These operations are handled by thousands of government employees on a…

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How to Appeal a Social Security Disability Decision

More than half of those who apply for Social Security Disability benefits are denied the first time around. If you disagree with the agency’s decision, you’ll want to…

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How to navigate Social Security Disability

When a person has a mental disability that prohibits him or her from obtaining and gainful employment and when his or her financial resources are below a predetermined…

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Musculoskeletal disorders evaluated for SSD

The Social Security Administration (SSA) Listings of Impairments for Social Security Disability (SSD) are important because they outline the criteria  used to determine if a claimant is disabled. As…

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What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federally mandated disability insurance program. Overseen by the Social Security Administration (SSA), it operates separately from the retirement program and from…

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Resources tapped while awaiting SSD benefits

Who would you turn to if a disability or illness kept you from working? A 2012 poll found that friends and family continued to be the leading resource…

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Planning and preparing for a possible disability

The Social Security Administration (SSA) tells us that a 20-year-old worker has about three in 10 chances of suffering a disability before reaching retirement age. That's why it's…

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Part 1: 4 steps to handling personal finances when a disability occurs

Planning for a life-altering disability isn't always at the top of the priority list. But, when you're diagnosed with a disabling condition, you just might need a plan.…

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Part 2: 4 steps to handling personal finances when a disability occurs

Today nearly 153 million workers are insured by Social Security Disability (SSD). If you are one of them, Market Watch cites these two (of four) steps that you should…

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A disease like Parkinson’s can greatly impact personal finances

The financial impact of a disease such as Parkinson’s can be huge.  Such diseases may render you unable to work, according to Patch. Most of us know to work…

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Can you work and still receive SSD?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has special rules called "work incentives" that help you keep your benefits and Medicare while you test your ability to work, reports The Sacramento…

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SSDI recipients affecting unemployment rate

May 4, 2012 The number of U.S. workers claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has climbed 22 percent in the last five years, according to the Bangor Daily…

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Compassionate allowances speed up SSDI

May 9, 2012 Lou Gehrig disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, is one of Social Security’s “compassionate allowances” according to The State Journal Register. May…

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Can I work on SSDI?

In the latest report from the Social Security trustees, coverage for those with disabilities (Social Security Disability Insurance [SSDI]) will exceed the amount coming in from payroll taxes…

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Social Security Disability and Medicare prescription costs

If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a time limit on collecting Social Security Disability benefits, The Sacramento Bee has the answer. According to the newspaper’s Q&A section, if a…

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The difference between SSDI and SSI

Despite the similar acronyms, SSI and SSDI are quite different, according to AARP.org. Dating back to 1960, SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance. It’s an earned benefit that…

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Social Security Disability claims increase

By the end of 2013, the Social Security Administration expects Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims to reach 1.1 million, according to timesunion.com. SSDI provides monthly benefits to…

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SSDI and SSI may be available for wounded service members

All service members who became disabled on active duty after October 1, 2001, are possibly eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)…

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SSDI benefits for severe depression

Clinical depression is a serious medical condition that can be profoundly disabling. For that reason, many people with severe depression may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits…

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Disabled people’s unemployment rate reaches three-year low, SSDI applications stabilize

July 16, 2012 During the second quarter of 2012, the unemployment rate among people with disabilities dropped to its lowest in more than three years while applications for…

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What are your employment options while receiving SSDI?

July 18, 2012 People on Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) are provided incentives to return to work, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under the Social Security rules, you…

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Well-known people with disabilities

July 23, 2012 Do you have a disability or medical condition which limits what you can do? Many ordinary people, as well as many actors, politicians, and writers,…

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Are people with disabilities being stereotyped or treated unfairly?

July 27, 2012 We are a long way from treating those with disabilities as equal citizens, according to the Huffington Post. Because so many disabled people are disconnected from…

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Extraordinary people with disabilities

August 1, 2012 It’s a great achievement for any person to perform extraordinary acts, but it’s even greater when this is done despite a disability. This blog looks…

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Increase in SSDI benefits criticized by some

August 15, 2012 Attacks against Social Security Disability Insurance have been on the rise lately, according to Newsday. Among other things, some critics say that SSDI applications have increased…

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12 tips to prevent identity theft

September 12, 2012 To keep someone from stealing your identity, some simple precautions and these twelve steps may be able to help you, according to ehow.com. (1) Protect your…

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70 Percent of SSDI claims denied

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult due to how long a claim can take and the high chance of being denied, according to DisabilitySecrets.com. Statistically,…

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How can you get SSI?

According to DisabilitySecrets.com, if you have not worked long enough when you become disabled and have low income and assets, you can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), instead…

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5 questions that may decide if you are disabled

The Social Security Administration uses a step-by-step process involving five questions to decide if you are disabled, according to their official website. You must first meet the conditions of…

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Ways to make sure your COLA goes further

According to stltoday.com , there are some practical ways to help make sure that the small 2013 cost of living (COLA) increase can go further for you. 1. Review healthcare…

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Can you collect SSDI and Medicaid at the same time?

November 12, 2012 According to the Cypress Creek Mirror, a 58-year-old woman was diagnosed with stage IIIA metastatic breast cancer. She was unemployed at the time. A breast/ovarian cancer…

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Certain Medical Conditions Automatically Qualify You for SSDI

There are a number of impairments—both physical and mental—that will automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), according to…

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Will The Sequester Affect Social Security Disability Benefit Claims?

March 20,2013 With thousands of federal employees facing the requirement of taking furloughed time off due to sequestration, many feel this action may do nothing but harm people.…

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What Affects People’s Ability To Collect Social Security Disability Benefits?

July 29, 2013 While Social Security Disability Benefits can be a lifeline for many who are unable to work due to a mental or physical condition, a majority of…

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Amount Of Time Worked Significantly Affects Social Security Disability Claims

August 19, 2013 For those who are unable to work because of a mental or physical condition, Social Security Disability Benefits may be an only option as a…

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New Expedited SSD Filing Process for Veterans

One of the most frustrating parts of the Social Security Disability filing process is the waiting. Claims take time to process, court dates have to be set, and…

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Few Low-Income Children With Mental Disorders Get Supplemental Security Income

There's good and bad news when it comes to low-income children with mental disorders in the U.S. getting the benefits they need. The bad news is many of…

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Miscalculations Can Result In Substantial Cuts To Social Security Disability Benefits

February 4, 2013 The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently discovered that it had overpaid thousands of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income recipients billions of dollars in recent…

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A Closer Look at the 2016 Social Security COLA

Social Security Disability benefits are a crucial part of millions of American’s incomes. Each year, benefits amounts are examined to ensure they are in line with the cost…

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Ticket to Work Program Offers Financial Freedom to Disabled Americans

March 31, 2014 When a person is unable to work due to a mental or physical condition, Social Security Disability benefits can offer financial assistance to the claimant.…

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3 Social Security Disability questions and answers

Who can get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD)? A person must have enough work credits to qualify. One must prove his/her disability with medical records and meet the…

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The geography of Social Security Disability payments varies widely–part 1

The Social Security Disability program was started in 1957 as a way to help people who can’t work because of health problems. There has been a surge of…

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The geography of Social Security Disability payments varies widely–part 2

Social Security Disability rates are considerably higher in rural America than in cities, according to the Daily Yonder. Two of the counties in our nation receiving the highest…

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6 reasons to get help with Social Security Disability

An experienced Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) lawyer can alleviate stress and give you the time to focus on your recovery and well-being, according to the Wall Street…

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Making a Plan for Your Social Security Disability Benefits

You never know when an injury or illness may leave you unable to work. That’s why it’s so important to have a plan for the future by knowing…

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Available For Soldiers And Veterans?

May 17, 2013 Each day in the United States, soldiers return home from service overseas with injuries and conditions that leave them unable to work. This raises numerous…

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Can a Medical Condition Automatically Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Millions of Americans suffer from medical conditions that leave them unable to work. Many qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but the application process can be take time—some…

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Why Do You Need an RFC?

[vzaar id="8724913"] RFC stands for "Residual Functional Capacity" and is a type of test used to determine what kind of work an individual is or isn't capable of doing…

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Number of Supplemental Security Income Claims Higher Than Ever Before

September 23, 2013 Over the past several decades the number of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients has steadily swelled, especially among claims being made for children. While most…

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How Student Loan Debt Can Affect Your Social Security Disability Benefits

There are countless circumstances that can result in garnishment or loss of Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, but one of the most common factors affecting SSD claims today…

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Can You Work While Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?

[vzaar id="8724917"] Continuing the discussion of Social Security Disability eligibility, attorney TC Newlin explains Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA), the Earned Income Test, and how working—or your capacity to…

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How can you get SSI?

According to DisabilitySecrets.com, if you have not worked long enough when you become disabled and have low income and assets, you can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), instead…

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What Is Supplemental Security Income?

March 13, 2013 For thousands of Americans who are unable to work due to a disability, Social Security benefits may not be enough to make ends meet. To…

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President Asked To Change Restrictions On Receiving Supplemental Security Income

April 19, 2013 Earlier this week, the National Council on Disability (NCD) called on President Barack Obama to drastically reform certain limits on assets individuals who receive Supplemental…

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Obama Promises Not To Use Chained CPI In Determining SSI Adjustments

May 1, 2013 The federal government has agreed to hold out on making changes to the way increases in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other vital assistance programs…

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What Programs Are Available To Those Who Are Unable To Work?

May 20, 2013 Suffering from a condition or injury that leaves a person unable to work for an extended period of time can be difficult. The focus on…

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PROMISE Launched For Supplemental Security Income Recipients

May 24, 2013 For many American citizens who are disabled and cannot work, Social Security Disability benefits aren’t always enough to make ends meet. These individuals, who are…

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Number of Supplemental Security Income Claims Higher Than Ever Before

September 23, 2013 Over the past several decades the number of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients has steadily swelled, especially among claims being made for children. While most…

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Social Security Administration Employee Charged In Connection To Illegal “Processing Fee”

September 27, 2013 For those who do not have enough resources for income to support themselves and their families, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be available as a…

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Researchers Look At How To Improve Employment Rates For Disability Recipients

October 7, 2013 Each year, hundreds of thousands of children are recipients of government benefits through the Supplemental Security Income program. The money is to be used for…

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Study Shows Those With Autism May Find Success In Certain Jobs

October 11, 2013 One of the major problems the federal government is currently trying to solve with the Social Security Disability system is how to get those who…

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Does Blindness or Vision Impairment Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

October 21, 2013 There are many conditions that can qualify an individual for Social Security Disability Benefits, but one of the most common is blindness or visual impairment.…

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Some Social Security Disability Recipients Continue To Struggle Financially

December 18, 2013 Individuals who are left unable to work due to a mental or physical condition may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. However, the…

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Study Shows Benefit Payouts Increase, But Fewer Receive Assistance

New figures from Johns Hopkins University are showing the U.S. is spending more than ever before on benefits programs like Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income; however,…

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More Disabled Citizens Taking Advantage of Supplemental Security Income Than Ever Before

If you’re disabled and struggling to make ends meet, getting Supplemental Security Income may prove helpful with finances, and it’s a program more and more disabled workers are…

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Housing for People With Intellectual Disabilities Coming to Irvine

When people suffer from developmental or intellectual disabilities, life often has a very unique set of hurdles that must be overcome. The parents of many of these individuals…

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4 Financial Resources Available to Disabled Workers

Each day, thousands of Americans suffer injuries or are diagnosed with health conditions that prevent them from returning to work. This can cause financial struggles, and the Social…

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What Do Social Security Disability Benefits Cover?

If you’re suffering from a condition that prevents you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least a year, you may be entitled…

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Social Security Common Conditions: HIV

Estimates from the federal government show nearly 1.1 million people in the United States living with HIV or AIDS, a virus of the autoimmune system that prevents the…

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SSA Changes Policies Regarding Same-Sex Relationships

If a health condition leaves you unable to work, you may be entitled to Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability benefits. But it’s important to remember there…

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“I’m In To Hire” Creates Jobs for People With Intellectual Disabilities

Life With An Intellectual Disability Living with an intellectual disability can be a struggle due to an inability to learn or meet criteria for advancement in school settings.…

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How Supplemental Security Income Can Help if Your Loved One Is Disabled

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work because of a disabling condition they suffer from, but not all of those individuals are work-age adults who…

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Childhood Cancer Increases Chance of Receiving SSD Benefits Later in Life

Research from the American Cancer Society shows that 1 in 285 U.S. citizens will be diagnosed with a form of cancer before age 20. While the survival rate for…

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How The SCOTUS Ruling Will Impact Social Security and Supplemental Security Income

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States reached a historic decision to legalize same-sex marriages. This monumental ruling will impact many different government programs and services.…

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Bill Helps Prevent Criminals from Receiving Supplemental Security Income or Disability Benefits

The law states that anyone who is fleeing to avoid prosecution of a felony is ineligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income; however, loopholes…

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Resources Available to Those With Childhood Cancer

September has been declared “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in an effort to raise awareness about the struggles thousands of American youths face on a daily basis as they…

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Few Low-Income Children With Mental Disorders Get Supplemental Security Income

There's good and bad news when it comes to low-income children with mental disorders in the U.S. getting the benefits they need. The bad news is many of…

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The ABLE Act Is Up for Consideration Again

Many Americans depend on Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to make ends meet, but these programs can also inhibit certain recipients from becoming…

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What Are The Qualifications For Supplemental Security Income Eligibility?

July 15, 2013 Many disabled Americans struggle to make ends meet. While many are able to receive Social Security Disability, the Social Security Administration denies more than 70 percent…

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Woman’s Supplemental Security Income Benefits Affected By Loss of Home

November 27, 2013 There are currently more than 4.7 million Americans who depend on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) as their main resource for money. In order to receive…

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What Are The Qualifications For Supplemental Security Income Eligibility?

July 15, 2013 Many disabled Americans struggle to make ends meet. While many are able to receive Social Security Disability, the Social Security Administration denies more than 70 percent…

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How Does Income Affect Supplemental Security Income Eligibility?

December 9, 2013 For those who have little to no resources for income and are 65 years old or younger, blind, or disabled, the federal government offers a…

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More Disabled Citizens Taking Advantage of Supplemental Security Income Than Ever Before

If you’re disabled and struggling to make ends meet, getting Supplemental Security Income may prove helpful with finances, and it’s a program more and more disabled workers are…

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New Bill Aims to Update Supplemental Security Income Program

The Supplemental Security Income program was designed to help United States citizens who are struggling financially get back on their feet. Times have changed though, and many of…

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The ABLE Act Is Up for Consideration Again

Many Americans depend on Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to make ends meet, but these programs can also inhibit certain recipients from becoming…

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President Asked To Change Restrictions On Receiving Supplemental Security Income

April 19, 2013 Earlier this week, the National Council on Disability (NCD) called on President Barack Obama to drastically reform certain limits on assets individuals who receive Supplemental…

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Number of Supplemental Security Income Claims Higher Than Ever Before

September 23, 2013 Over the past several decades the number of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients has steadily swelled, especially among claims being made for children. While most…

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Woman’s Supplemental Security Income Benefits Affected By Loss of Home

November 27, 2013 There are currently more than 4.7 million Americans who depend on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) as their main resource for money. In order to receive…

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How Does Income Affect Supplemental Security Income Eligibility?

December 9, 2013 For those who have little to no resources for income and are 65 years old or younger, blind, or disabled, the federal government offers a…

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New Bill Aims to Update Supplemental Security Income Program

The Supplemental Security Income program was designed to help United States citizens who are struggling financially get back on their feet. Times have changed though, and many of…

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New Bill Aims to Update Supplemental Security Income Program

The Supplemental Security Income program was designed to help United States citizens who are struggling financially get back on their feet. Times have changed though, and many of…

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President Asked To Change Restrictions On Receiving Supplemental Security Income

April 19, 2013 Earlier this week, the National Council on Disability (NCD) called on President Barack Obama to drastically reform certain limits on assets individuals who receive Supplemental…

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What Do Social Security Disability Benefits Cover?

If you’re suffering from a condition that prevents you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least a year, you may be entitled…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Parkinson’s Disease

Data indicates that as many as 1 million Americans suffer from the degenerative neurological condition known as Parkinson’s Disease. Yet many citizens do not know the symptoms of the…

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Changes to Social Security Disability Benefits Withdrawal Policy

Federal lawmakers have the ability to change the regulations that govern the policies and procedures of the Social Security Disability benefits program and one such reform that was…

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How to navigate Social Security Disability

When a person has a mental disability that prohibits him or her from obtaining and gainful employment and when his or her financial resources are below a predetermined…

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Ticket To Work Program Focuses On Social Security Disability Beneficiaries

June 19, 2013 With the number of citizens filing Social Security Disability Claims skyrocketing and funding for such programs slowly beginning to run out, it is vital that solutions…

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Ticket to Work Program Offers Financial Freedom to Disabled Americans

March 31, 2014 When a person is unable to work due to a mental or physical condition, Social Security Disability benefits can offer financial assistance to the claimant.…

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Ticket To Work Program Helps Disabled Americans Find Financial Freedom

The goal of the Social Security Disability program is to provide disabled workers with the income they need to support themselves and their families while they cannot work.…

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Those Suffering From Intellectual Disabilities Struggle to Gain Employment

An estimated 2.5 million Americans today are living with intellectual disabilities. While some of these individuals receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits because of their condition, others strive…

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When Will Social Security Disability Benefits End?

The Social Security Disability program in the United States offers financial assistance to millions of Americans who are unable to work. One of the most common questions to…

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Getting Back to Work After a Disability

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits offer financial assistance to people unable to work due to disabilities, but the ultimate goal of the program is to get disabled Americans…

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Disabled Americans and the Ticket to Work Program

The goal of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability benefits program isn’t just support Americans who can’t work, but to also to help disabled people return to work.…

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Working While Getting SSD Benefits Made Easy

One of the qualifications for receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is that your condition must last longer than a year. Just because you’ve been sick or injured…

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How Will Work Affect Your Social Security Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration is offering free Work Incentive Events (WISE) across the country on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 for those who are interested in…

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Governor Tim Pawlenty Suggests Raising the Social Security Retirement Age

Minnesota governor and GOP presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty suggests that the best way to deal with the prospect of the Social Security Administration running out of funds sometime…

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Governor Tim Pawlenty Suggests Raising the Social Security Retirement Age

Minnesota governor and GOP presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty suggests that the best way to deal with the prospect of the Social Security Administration running out of funds sometime…

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Social Security Benefit Evaluation Tool Now Available To Veterans

November 11, 2013 For soldiers who are unable to work due to a disability caused by their military service, making ends meet on the benefits they receive from…

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Available For Soldiers And Veterans?

May 17, 2013 Each day in the United States, soldiers return home from service overseas with injuries and conditions that leave them unable to work. This raises numerous…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Expedited Processing For Veterans

November 8, 2013 Each day, the number of soldiers and veterans who are unable to work due to disabling conditions brought on by their service to our country…

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Disabled Veterans to Receive Expedited Social Security Disability Decisions

March 24, 2014 Disabled veterans are considered to be among those most in need of assistance from the federal government. But a lack of communication between the Social…

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How You Can Reduce Social Security Disability Processing Wait Times

Estimates show the amount of time an individual may wait for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to reach a decision on their disability claim can now exceed 400…

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How Effective Will New Veterans’ Social Security Disability Policies Be?

Veterans who aren’t able to work because of injuries or illnesses suffered in the line of duty may be entitled to a number of federal benefits, including veterans’…

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Changes Coming to the Way Veterans’ Social Security Disability Claims Are Handled

February 19, 2014 Getting a Social Security disability claim approved can be tedious for any applicant. But for those who are disabled due to military service, the bureaucracy…

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Can You Work While Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?

[vzaar id="8724917"] Continuing the discussion of Social Security Disability eligibility, attorney TC Newlin explains Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA), the Earned Income Test, and how working—or your capacity to…

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Social Security Administration Unveils New Improvement Plan: Vision 2025

Social Security Disability benefits are available to workers in the United States who are unable to return to their job due to a mental or physical condition. The…

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Court Ruling Could Affect Some Social Security Disability Benefits Claims

There are many factors that can affect the amount you receive in Social Security Disability benefits, but one that is currently receiving national attention is the Windfall Elimination…

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Can You Work While Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?

[vzaar id="8724917"] Continuing the discussion of Social Security Disability eligibility, attorney TC Newlin explains Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA), the Earned Income Test, and how working—or your capacity to…

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Working While Getting SSD Benefits Made Easy

One of the qualifications for receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is that your condition must last longer than a year. Just because you’ve been sick or injured…

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February Focuses On Raising Awareness of Debilitating Diseases

February 7, 2014 The month of February is a time to raise awareness of several debilitating conditions many Americans face every day. The American Heart Association has named…

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Reach out to a Terre Haute Personal Injury Attorney Today

The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.