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Can The Economy Affect Social Security Disability?

Submitted by Elizabeth on

You’ve probably been seeing a lot of information lately about Social Security and the economy. But if you’re worried that your benefit amount will be lowered because of the economy don’t worry. 

Social Security disability is funded through a dedicated payroll tax that both employers and employees pay into. The economy may have an impact on Social Security fund reserves depending on unemployment numbers and economic conditions. But that won’t have any impact on your particular benefit amount. 

Amazon: How to Get Discounted Amazon Prime

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Amazon is one of the biggest retailers in the world, and for most people, it’s easily accessible. But paying for Amazon Prime can be tough to justify on tight budgets. Getting a discount on the cost of Amazon Prime can help people get the essentials they need fast and for less money. Here’s what you need to know about getting discounts for Amazon Prime.

Cool Things You Can Buy On Amazon EBT

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If you’re receiving SNAP or EBT benefits you should know that you can use your SNAP/EBT card to shop online at Amazon. Amazon accepts SNAP/EBT payments. Once you link your SNAP account to your Amazon account you can buy anything that is approved for SNAP benefits on Amazon.

What Are Some Surprising Things You Can Buy On Amazon SNAP?

There are strict rules about what items can be purchased with SNAP benefits. But you might be surprised by what items are available on Amazon that are eligible for SNAP. Using SNAP you can buy these surprising items on Amazon:

The SSA is No Longer Accepting Fax Applications

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On August 22, 2023, the SSA announced that they will no longer be accepting faxed applications. This is primarily because the option to fax an application was made available during the pandemic, but this option is no longer necessary and is regarded, as it was before the pandemic, as an unacceptable application. Disability benefits applicants can still apply for a disability benefit in other ways, such as by phone, in person at a SSA regional office or online.

Does Whole Foods Take Food Stamps?

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If you are receiving SNAP or EBT benefits you can use those benefits at many different grocery stores, including Whole Foods and other specialty grocery stores. Shopping at Whole Foods is a great way to get food that you need if you or someone in your household is on a special diet or needs special foods because they have food allergies or food sensitivity. Many of the items at Whole Foods are SNAP or EBT-eligible.

What Cancers Automatically Qualify for Disability in 2024?

Submitted by Deanna on

If you have been diagnosed with cancer and you are no longer able to work, you might want to apply for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Stage IV cancers or terminal cancers may automatically qualify for disability benefits. Cancer patients can use their disability benefits to help pay for treatment, medications, and other daily living needs. 

August Is Appendix Cancer Awareness Month

Submitted by Elizabeth on

Appendix cancer is often a debilitating illness. If you have this condition, you may find it difficult or even impossible to keep a job and pay your bills. 

Keep reading to learn more about potential options in this scenario. In recognition of Appendix Cancer Awareness Month, the following guide will explain the basics of appendix cancer and disability benefits, helping you determine how you may seek financial assistance from the US federal government. 

What Is The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)?

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American workers with disabilities have workplace protections to ensure that they are treated fairly by employers. The Americans With Disabilities Act is a Federal employment law that was created to protect vulnerable employees with disabilities from unlawful termination and other workplace abuses.  

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