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September: Spinal Cord Injury Awareness

Spinal Cord Injuries, Disability Benefits, and You

There are 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injuries each year. Each case is unique and affects the person’s life in a different way--for example, some people may have more limited mobility than others do based on how their injury occurred.

These injuries are most often a result of a car accident, but they can also occur due to falls and acts of violence. No matter how they happen, spinal cord injuries can alter a person’s life forever.

World Lymphoma Awareness Day

Lymphoma Social Security Disability Benefits and You

As far as holidays go, September 15th may not ring a bell to a lot of people, even though it’s a day used to spread awareness of a well-known condition. Every year on September 15th, the world celebrates Lymphoma Awareness Day.

It’s an attempt to help people understand this cancer of the lymphocytes (cells that fight off infection) so that people are better-equipped to diagnose themselves early and get themselves to a doctor.

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month - June 2017

Every June, millions of people across the globe “go purple” as they band together in an effort to spread awareness, raise money, and raise hope in the effort to end Alzheimer’s and other brain and memory disorders.

Almost every person in the United States has been affected by Alzheimer’s in some capacity, whether they’ve watched a loved one experience it or they are going through it themselves.

With knowledge and dedication, you can be a part of a future that will officially end Alzheimer’s for good.

January: Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Approximately 120,000 Americans are legally blind because of their glaucoma, while another 3.9 million have limited vision. However, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, approximately half of people with glaucoma are unaware that they even have the disease.

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time for people to become educated on the disorder and the struggles associated with it. With further education, those with glaucoma may be able to receive help before their symptoms worsen.

Where are the best ODAR offices to apply for disability benefits?

If you suffer from a disability and find yourself unable to work, you may be able to receive disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA).

These benefits can help you pay for your medical expenses and everyday costs of living.

Top ODAR Offices

After you initially apply for disability benefits, the SSA may deny your application based on a lack of sufficient medical evidence or a variety of other factors.

Luckily, this decision can be appealed, during which the SSA will reconsider your application and approve or deny it.

Should I restart my Social Security disability application?

Disability benefits offer a source of consistent income for you and your family, ensuring you have the money necessary to meet your financial obligations and everyday costs of living.

Being approved isn’t guaranteed though, which means you may have filed once and been denied. If you were denied benefits due to medical ineligibility, you can still try for disability again in the future.

Knowing when to refile can be confusing however. The following hints can help you decide when, or if, you should restart your claim.

What states have the highest disability approval rates?

Disability benefits are available to those who suffer from medical conditions that make it so they are unable to work. Paid through the Social Security Administration (SSA), disability benefits can help you cover costs associated with medical bills and living expenses.

The rate of approval for disability benefits varies from state to state, but there are certain tips you can try in an effort to boost your own chances for approval.

How Long Can I Not Work and Still Qualify for SSDI?

SSDI After Being Out of Work

If you are disabled and unable to work, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA).

These benefits can be used to help cover the costs of medical bills and your everyday living expenses.

There are two main forms of disability benefits: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is based on financial need, and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is based on your employment history and paid into through taxes on your income.

What happens if I try to go back to work?

Going Back to Work

If you’re on disability, then you’ve come to count on your monthly benefits as a consistent source of income to pay bills and take care of everyday living expenses for your family.

The thought of trying to return to work may be exciting to you, but it can also be fear inducing if you’re uncertain how working will affect your benefits.

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