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June 6th is National Cancer Survivors Day

Submitted by Eric on Fri, 05/07/2021 - 12:27

When cells begin to divide rapidly and eventually spread throughout the body, cancer has begun to develop. Cancer takes on many forms, as well as different levels of severity.

If you suffer from cancer, you might qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits. The key is to submit convincing evidence that cancer has negatively impacted your ability to make a living.

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

Submitted by rsg on Sun, 04/25/2021 - 16:24

As a disease that gradually weakens bones, osteoporosis is especially harmful to the spine, wrists, and hips. Osteoporosis afflicts millions of Americans, with older women at the highest risk of contracting the disease. Risk factors include family history and possessing low bone density.

Referred to as a silent disease, preventing the advancement of osteoporosis requires a bone mineral density test to detect the presence of bone deterioration.

How can I stay afloat while waiting for Social Security benefits?

Submitted by Chris on Tue, 03/02/2021 - 14:41

Are you struggling to make ends meet? Are you asking yourself if you should file for unemployment or Social Security disability benefits? The disability application and review processes are time consuming. If you’ve been denied benefits and can't work then the wait can be even longer, as you will need to file an appeal. Making ends meet while you wait for a decision can be challenging. There are resources available for you to help you stay afloat and earn income while waiting for disability approval.

3 Advantages of Qualifying for SSDI

Submitted by SJS on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 09:46

There are always some workers who either don’t know their entitlements when they fall sick or have suffered an injury, or are too afraid to file a claim. However, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks if you qualify for disability benefits.  The top 3 advantages of qualifying for SSDI are: (1) increased monthly income, (2) vocational rehabilitation (3) Medicare coverage.

What Do Social Security Doctors Look For?

Submitted by SJS on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 09:22

When you file a disability claim, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a team of healthcare experts review your claim to decide whether to approve or deny it. Although the review team completes a comprehensive assessment, some claims require additional analysis. For those cases, the SSA requests that applicants meet with a disability doctor to get more insight into the severity of a specific medical condition.

States Where Disability Benefits Are Most Common

Submitted by rsg on Sun, 12/20/2020 - 17:41

There are disabled individuals across the country. Regardless of the state in which an individual lives, he or she will apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA).

There are many factors that go into being awarded disability benefits, so the process can vary slightly from one state to the next. The states with the highest populations have the most people receiving disability benefits. Those totals are different in comparison to the highest proportion of people.

How to File for Social Security Disability Benefits

Submitted by rsg on Sun, 12/13/2020 - 14:41

You’ve worked hard all your life and now you’re living with a disability that prevents you from maintaining gainful employment. This is why the federal disability benefits programs are in place: to help people who meet their living expenses when a serious condition impacts their ability to support themselves and their families.

Common Mistake: Waiting Too Long to Appeal Your SSD Claim

Submitted by rsg on Sun, 12/06/2020 - 19:02

The Social Security Administration (SSD) denies a majority of claims submitted by applicants. This means there is a good chance the SSA will deny your claim. If the SSA denied your claim, you cannot afford to delay the filing of an appeal.

The SSA typically gives applicants 60 days to file an appeal. If you fail to file an appeal before the SSA-mandated deadline, you have to start over with the application process. Starting over with the application process means you might lose the right to receive the financial assistance you need to pay medical bills and daily living expenses.