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What Conditions Are Considered a Disability?

Submitted by rsg on Fri, 09/30/2022 - 09:56

The Social Security Administration (SSA) considers a condition that keeps you from working for at least 12 months to be a disability. If you cannot work and earn the substantial gainful activity (SGA) amount, and if you cannot do the work that you previously did, you may qualify for disability benefits. Here is a closer look at what is a disability and how you can qualify for monthly disability benefits from the SSA.

What Do I Need If I Apply For SSDI Online?

Submitted by Eric on Wed, 09/28/2022 - 15:45

If you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) online through www.ssa.gov, there are some documents and evidence that you will need to help you with the claims process.

Hard medical evidence and supporting documentation are essential to the success of your disability claim and getting access to the disability benefits that you need to cover basic expenses.

Financial Resources You Might Not Be Aware of if You Qualify for SSD

Submitted by rsg on Wed, 09/28/2022 - 10:18

Even if you are receiving a SSD benefit you may be eligible for discounted Amazon Prime membership. If you are receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and you are given the option to use the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system which allows CalFresh, CalWORKs, and other program recipients to use a card, which works like a debit card, to buy food and get cash benefits. 

How Much Does Disability Benefits Pay?

Submitted by Eric on Mon, 09/26/2022 - 16:25

If you have a medical condition that keeps you from working and earning a living, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. However, you must meet specific medical criteria as well as other requirements.

Those monthly disability benefits can be helpful to your income, and help you cover basic living expenses. Here is a closer look at how much you could receive in monthly disability benefits.

Does Amazon Prime Give a Discount if On Social Security?

Submitted by rsg on Wed, 09/21/2022 - 16:16

Amazon Prime does offer discounts if you are receiving SNAP/EBT benefits.

What are EBT/SNAP Benefits?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal nutrition assistance program in the country. SNAP provides benefits to low-income individuals and families who are eligible via an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. This card can be used like a debit card to buy eligible food from authorized retail food stores.

SSA Adds 12 New Compassionate Allowances

Submitted by rsg on Wed, 08/17/2022 - 10:46

Twelve new conditions were added to the compassionate allowances program on August 15, 2022. The compassionate allowances program now has 266 conditions that qualify for expedited claims approval with the proper medical evidence and supporting documentation. If you have a condition on the CAL, you can access disability benefits much more quickly.

What Conditions Were Added to The Compassionate Allowances List?

There were 12 conditions added to the compassionate allowances list (CAL). Here are the added conditions:

How to Determine What Heart Problems Qualify for Disability?

Submitted by Shane on Mon, 08/15/2022 - 15:42

More than 40% of deaths in the United States are caused from heart disease, a statistic which far outnumbers that of other dreaded diseases, including all of the forms of cancer combined.

Because of that, let's take a closer look at this this serious group of diseases to gain new understanding about their causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention.