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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Submitted by Deanna on Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:41

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women and is also the second leading cause of cancer deaths in females, second only to lung cancer. Approximately 1 in 8 women develops invasive breast cancer, making it a disease that touches many lives. Undoubtedly, someone you know has been impacted by breast cancer.

Should I restart my Social Security disability application?

Submitted by Bryan on Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:43

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.

Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer Before Submitting My Application?

Submitted by Shane on Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:37

Although you are not required to hire an attorney at any point during the Social Security Disability application process, we advise you to retain the services of an attorney prior to submitting your initial application.

What to Know About the Initial Application Process

Many applicants are under the impression that applying for disability benefits is as simple as filling out a few forms. Unfortunately this isn’t the case. The initial application process requires extensive paperwork, medical records, and personal information.

What states have the highest disability approval rates?

Submitted by Bryan on Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:22

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.

Does Union Membership Affect My Eligibility for Social Security Disability?

Submitted by Deanna on Thu, 09/13/2018 - 16:52

If you are a member of a workers’ union who has become disabled, you may wonder if your union membership impacts your ability to receive Social Security disability benefits.

Your union membership doesn’t keep you from qualifying for benefits and many unions offer support for workers who have become unable to work because of illnesses or injuries.

While some unions have their own benefit programs, there are many labor unions that help members apply for disability benefits offered by the government or for benefits that are offered by their employers.

What if You Don't Have a Lawyer Representing Your Case?

Submitted by Chris on Thu, 09/13/2018 - 16:27

Each year the Social Security Administration receives millions of disability applications. Some applicants choose to work with a Social Security Disability attorney while others choose not to. If you are considering applying for disability benefits you may be wondering whether or not you really need a disability attorney in order to apply for the benefits you need.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Submitted by Deanna on Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:39

The likelihood that prostate cancer has touched you or someone you know is quite high. With the exception of skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the United States. In fact, one in every nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes. During the month of September, many people don light blue ribbons to bring awareness to this common disease.

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Submitted by Deanna on Tue, 08/21/2018 - 11:48

September is generally the time of year that evokes thoughts of fall and back to school. However, it is also significant for another reason. September is the month that we bring awareness to cancers involving the blood and bone marrow. Specifically, we recognize September as National Leukemia, Lymphoma, & Myeloma Awareness month.

How to Determine Whether You Qualify for Disability: 5 Steps Shane Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:40

In order to obtain Social Security Disability benefits, you must qualify under the very stringent guidelines the Social Security Administration has put forth.

The good news is that the process has improved over time and you can more easily navigate through it to better understand your qualifications even before you apply.

 

How to Determine What Heart Problems Qualify for Disability? Shane Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:00

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.

What is Heart Disease?

Heart disease is another term for cardiovascular disease, or diseases which affect the cardiovascular system including the heart and its network of arteries, veins and capillaries.