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February 2nd is Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day

Submitted by CM on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 15:14

Each year over 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with a painful condition known as rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, meaning that the body’s immune system attacks tissue and joints and even internal organs. The disease attacks the tissues inside joints, causing very painful swelling. Over time, the joints can become deformed and bones can decay as a result.

How Does Social Security Affect LGBTQ Families?

Submitted by Deanna on Wed, 12/18/2019 - 14:15

If you are part of the LGBTQ community and you or your partner is receiving Social Security benefits, your family may be eligible for additional resources. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers monthly financial aid for people who have disabilities and are unable to work, or to people who have retired. Here’s a little more information on the benefits you and your family may be eligible to receive:

Applying For Disability Benefits When You Have Cancer

Submitted by Eric on Tue, 11/26/2019 - 17:35

If you have cancer, you may be unable to work and earn a living. Cancers of any kind or stage can be disabling. Even if your cancer is caught early on and is treatable, the treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation can be disabling and cause a variety of side effects that affect your ability to perform daily activities or work and earn a living.

What are the Work Requirements for Disability Benefits?

Submitted by mts on Tue, 09/03/2019 - 17:04

If you are no longer able to work because of a medical condition, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is a program that requires claimants to have worked and earned adequate credits, so they are covered by the program.

Who Can Attend My Disability Hearing With Me?

Submitted by mts on Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:22

If you have applied for disability benefits because a medical condition has left you unable to work only to have your claim denied, you are not alone. Most disability claims – about 67 percent of them – are denied at the initial review. There is an even higher percentage of claims that are denied during the request for reconsideration. Finally, you will have the opportunity to request a hearing before an administrative law judge.

Resources for Stroke Survivors in South Carolina

Submitted by nbc on Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:49

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the state of South Carolina. According to the CDC, strokes took the lives of over 2,600 people in the Palmetto state in 2016 alone.

For individuals who survive a stroke, the road to recovery can be long and lined with obstacles. There are many federal and state resources available to assist those who have experienced a vascular insult to the brain. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers financial assistance to some individuals who are no longer able to work as a result of the long-term effects of a stroke.

Resources for Stroke Survivors in Pennsylvania

Submitted by nbc on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 15:04

In 2017, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law a comprehensive bill aimed at improving access to the right level of care for people that suffer from strokes. As the third leading cause of death in the state, stroke advocates welcomed the legislation. The new law is just one way that Pennsylvania is working to enhance the outlook for stroke victims.