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Social Security Disability Archives

Is your disability case under review?

If an accident or illness changed your life, you may be learning to adjust little by little. Your illness or injury prevents you from working, so you have to rise above your condition the best way you can and find ways to make your days meaningful. Still, you may spend much of your time simply dealing with medical issues.

Is my arthritis grounds for a disability claim?

Arthritis is a debilitating and painful condition that can have an impact on various areas of your life, including your ability to work. Many people diagnosed with this disease live and work with relative ease thanks to medication and other forms of treatment, but the most severe cases can be crippling, overwhelming a person's ability to enjoy a certain quality of life. 

Can you appeal a denial for SSD benefits?

Having a disability can often make many tasks in life challenging. You may have a disability that makes it impossible for you to carry out necessary duties to hold down a steady job. As a result, you may face financial hardships. Of course, benefits programs exist that could help individuals in your type of situation gain monetary assistance.

Disabled vets may qualify for SSDI benefits

Many service members who have suffered a disabling injury while serving our country may be unaware that the Department of Veterans Affairs is not the only potential agency that can help a wounded warrior makes ends meet. A wounded warrior may qualify for Social Security disability insurance benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) through the Social Security Administration.

How is the cost of living allowance increase calculated?

The Social Security Administration announced a small increase in the cost of living allowance (COLA) for 2017. The 0.3 percent rate increase will give each of America's 60 million social security recipients four to six dollars more per month next year.

Fraud, fees and SSD's EFT program

When an individual suffers from a long-term disability, develops a mental impairment later in life, is seriously injured in an accident or has any other disability that leaves them unable to work, Social Security Disability benefits are a place that they can turn.

Those with autism may be eligible for SSD benefits

Every day, countless Americans with unique mental conditions find that they face hardships that others simply do not share. And, while these mental conditions are often difficult enough to deal with by themselves, they can be especially challenging when they make it virtually impossible for the individual to work and earn income on a daily basis.

Preventative screenings not available for many with disabilities

For many of those with disabilities, proficient and competent medical care is an absolute necessity. Thankfully, medical care is often provided to disabled individuals who qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) through Medicare and Medicaid.

What is the leading cause of disability claims in the US?

Last week we discussed how roughly 30 million Americans have a disability and may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. With so many individuals suffering from a disability in Missouri and throughout the country, what are the most common reasons individuals apply for SSDI?

SSDI benefits are available for disabled individuals

Almost 30 million people in the U.S. have a disability. While many people who have disabilities are able to work, many Americans with disabilities have severe and long-term disabilities that make them unable to work and put them at a high risk for economic hardship.

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