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How to Determine What Heart Problems Qualify for Disability?

Submitted by Shane on Thu, 05/04/2023 - 15:42

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 Heart Diseases Qualify for Disability?

Heart problems that qualify for disability include: 

What Is Considered A ‘Severe’ Disability?

Submitted by Eric on Fri, 04/14/2023 - 15:06

Do you have a disability that prevents you from working and earning an income? If so, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA).

That said, it’s important to understand that the SSA doesn’t classify all disabilities as “severe.” This overview will help you better understand whether yours meet the criteria. 

Can Veterans Get Denied Disability Benefits?

Submitted by Elizabeth on Tue, 04/11/2023 - 13:06

Although veterans often qualify for disability benefits, this is not always the case. There are various reasons the Social Security Administration (SSA) may deny a veteran’s application for disability benefits. This overview will cover what those reasons may be, what to do if the SSA denies your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, and how hiring a lawyer may improve your chances of receiving an approval.

Financial Assistance For Disabled Family Members

Submitted by Elizabeth on Tue, 04/11/2023 - 12:24

Do you have a close family member who is struggling financially as a result of having a disability? If so, be aware that various programs exist which may provide the support they need. Noteworthy examples include the following:

Social Security Disability Benefits

Two federal programs offer disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA) for which your family member may be eligible:

Coping With Cervical Cancer and What Benefits Are Available

Submitted by Eric on Fri, 04/07/2023 - 14:48

If you were diagnosed with cervical cancer, it can be a difficult time for you. Here’s how to cope and what benefits you may be able to access while you are undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. 

How to Cope with Your Cervical Cancer Diagnosis

Cervical cancer may sound serious but it is treatable and as long as you try to take the stress out of the diagnosis you are more likely to have a positive outcome. Some action you can take could include the following:

Disability Automatic Qualifiers

Submitted by rsg on Thu, 03/30/2023 - 19:47

Do you struggle with a medical condition or disability that prevents you from working? If so, in the United States, you can seek financial assistance by filing for disability benefits.

However, filing for benefits doesn’t mean you’ll immediately receive them. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews claims thoroughly to ensure applicants genuinely qualify for benefits

The SSA is Proposing a Change to SSI Benefits: Excluding Food From Their Calculations of Disability Benefits

Submitted by Elizabeth on Fri, 03/24/2023 - 13:30

The Social Security Administration is considering making changes to the way that benefits are calculated which could help our country’s most vulnerable populations by (1) increasing their benefit amount and (2) removing restrictions that currently could make food insecurity worse for people who are disabled. Right now, people who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits have strict limitations that they must abide by in order to receive their full benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Changes in Social Security Republicans Claim They Want to Enact

Submitted by Elizabeth on Fri, 03/24/2023 - 12:59

Will Social Security run out? One of the hot-button issues for both Democrats and Republicans as a result of the Midterm Elections is Social Security reform. Both parties want to make changes to the existing structure of Social Security because, as it currently stands, the program will be depleted in less than 20 years. However, both parties have very different ideas of what changes need to be made to keep Social Security viable. 

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