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DisABILITY Series - Universal Design

How Does Universal Design Benefit Disabled Individuals?

Universal design is a concept that refers to designing products, buildings, and the environment in general to be accessible or usable by the largest spectrum of people. It means that the product, building, or environment should be designed such that it can be used or accessed by an individual of any age, or whether able or disabled. In short, universal design seeks to have products, buildings, and environments that can be used and accessed by anyone.

DisABILITY Series - Service Animals

We can sometimes underestimate how important animals are to our lives. If you've ever seen a service animal at work, however, you may witness how useful animals can be. Even an untrained animal can be a companion, a protector, and a friend, but service animals do all that and more. In many cases, a service animal can literally save your life.

DisABILITY Series - Assistive Technology

One of the big things that sets us, as humans, apart from animals is the way we use tools. For thousands of years, humans have been using tools to do what they couldn't, from starting fires to flying. From a cane made out of a tree branch all the way up to space-age implants and robotic prosthetics, we have found ways to make the lives of everyone, especially the disabled, easier, healthier, and more fulfilling.

DisABILITY Series - The Americans with Disabilities Act

Introducing the DisABILITY Series, where we provide you with information about ways to improve your lifestyle and educate about the progression of the disability community. Despite your disability, whether mental and/or physical, this series will help to advocate and provide helpful knowledge. Today, let's start with an important piece of legislature that everyone should be aware of, that's right, the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Disability Dialogue— Research & Preparation

Our most recent blog series—Disability Dialogue—has helped us take a closer look at the Social Security Disability application process. Each post focuses on one applicant’s journey and experiences. It is our hope that readers will be able to learn from the hardships and successes of the individuals that we have interviewed and that they will be able to use the information to improve their own application experiences.

Disability Dialogue-- Long Waits, Endless Questions, and Financial Complications

In keeping with our latest blog posts, we interviewed a woman about her experience with the Social Security Disability application process. It is our hope that these interviews will provide you with realistic expectations, improve your experience, and potentially prepare you to submit your own application for disability benefits.

Disability Dialogue—Application Frustration, Hiring an Attorney, and Firing an Attorney

Because our newest blog series—Disability Dialogue— has received a lot of positive feedback, we thought we would continue with these posts. For this series, we interviewed several disability benefit recipients about their experience with the Social Security Disability application process.

Disability Dialogue-- Deciding When to Apply & Coming to Terms with Disability

Last week, we introduced our new blog series—Disability Dialogue. For this series of posts, we spoke to a group of Social Security Disability recipients about their experience with the application process. We thought that these interviews would provide you with realistic expectations, improve your experience, and potentially prepare you to submit your own application for disability benefits.

Disability Dialogue— The SSA, Consultative Examinations, & Hiring an Attorney

Over the last few months we have dedicated many of our blog posts to answering all of your disability-related questions. Today, however, we’re asking the questions!

We spoke to a group of disability recipients about their experience applying for Social Security Disability benefits. We thought that by speaking with real people, we’d be able to show you a different side of the application process. Our hope is that the information we collected will answer your questions, improve your experience, and prepare you to submit your own application.

Will inheritance affect my Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments?

Continued eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits is dependent on many different factors. These include your ability to work, your living situation, and any income and resources you have earned. However, the two disability benefit programs—SSI and SSDI—vary. What may disqualify an SSI recipient may not disqualify and SSDI recipient.

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