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May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

Submitted by CM on Mon, 05/18/2020 - 19:47

National Arthritis Awareness Month is observed during May in an effort to bring awareness to arthritis and the need for additional advocacy and research while also encouraging physical activity among the adults who suffer from the condition.

The Arthritis Foundation reports that more than 50 million Americans are affected by the disease, which is the leading cause for disability in the U.S. One of every 5 adults and 300,000 children are affected by arthritis.

April is Donate Life Month

Submitted by CM on Wed, 04/15/2020 - 09:31

In April of each year, an entire month of local, regional, and national activities take place to help encourage Americans to sign up as organ, eye, and tissue donors. The month also helps celebrate and remember those who have saved lives through donation. According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), as of July 2019 there were more than 113,000 people on the waiting list for organ donations in the U.S. alone.

April is Donate Life Month

Submitted by CM on Fri, 04/10/2020 - 11:55

In April of each year, an entire month of local, regional, and national activities take place to help encourage Americans to sign up as organ, eye, and tissue donors. The month also helps celebrate and remember those who have saved lives through donation.

According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), as of July 2019 there were more than 113,000 people on the waiting list for organ donations in the U.S. alone.

Applying For Disability During Social Security Administration (SSA) Closing

Submitted by rsg on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:02

During states of emergency that are being declared across the country, many offices are closing. These offices include Social Security Administration (SSA) offices. These closures are for the safety of the general public as well as the employees of the SSA. If you have a disability, you will want to get your disability claim underway. However, you should know that you cannot receive disability benefits because you have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

The Ins and Outs of How Social Security Attorney Fees Work

Submitted by Deanna on Mon, 03/02/2020 - 16:42

It might be possible to get by without your usual paycheck for a while after a serious illness or injury puts you out of work. When disability becomes long-term or permanent though, you’ll need additional, regular income that you can count on to pay the bills and cover everyday living expenses.

Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) may be the answer, and since your application is so important, you may decide to seek legal assistance with your claim by hiring a disability advocate or attorney.

Find Out How You Can Qualify for SSDI While Receiving VA Benefits

Submitted by Bryan on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 16:04

According to the United States Census Bureau, almost 3.8 million US Veterans currently experience some form of disability. Of these, around 1.1 million have a VA disability rating of 70% or higher, meaning their condition prevents them from working or living normally.

How Long-Term Disability Insurance Works vs. Social Security Disability

Submitted by Daniel on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:39

If you become unable to work because of an accident or because of medical conditions, there is help available. You probably know that there are different programs that offer benefits, but you may not be aware of the differences or how they work. In short, there are long term disability benefits as well as Social Security disability benefits. You may be able to collect long term disability and Social Security disability at the same time.