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Changes in Social Security Republicans Claim They Want to Enact

Submitted by Elizabeth on

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. 

Tips for Veterans Applying for Disability Benefits

Submitted by rsg on

Veterans can qualify for social security disability benefits, regardless of their disabling condition if it is a result of active duty, or if they developed an injury or illness after completing their period of service. The SSA assesses eligibility for disability benefits through social security disability insurance independently of Veterans Affairs, so you can obtain both VA benefits at the same time as SSDI benefits. Here are some tips when applying for disability benefits.

What is the Best Way to Fill Out a Function Report for Disability?

Submitted by Elizabeth on

If you are seeking disability benefits through the United States Social Security Administration (SSA), you will need to complete a function report when filing your claim. Completing this step properly plays a critical role in helping you secure the benefits for which you may be eligible. The following overview explains what a function report is as well as why you may consider hiring a legal expert to assist you with the process.

Which Is Better – SSI or Disability?

Submitted by Elizabeth on

If you are unable to work due to a disability and are struggling financially as a result, you may seek assistance through the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) by filing a claim for disability benefits. Disability benefits come in two forms: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) (sometimes known as SSD or simply “disability”).

March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

Submitted by Elizabeth on

March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, which gives the public the opportunity to find out if they have any risk factors that could result in Kidney Cancer. Certain people have a higher risk of getting Kidney Cancer than others. Risk factors typically include the following:

  • smoking;
  • high blood pressure;
  • obesity;
  • a family history of kidney cancer.

Anyone who believes they have any risk factors should take advantage of the American Kidney Fund’s free kidney health screening held in some cities throughout the country in March.

4 Common Questions To Prepare for at your ALJ Hearing

Submitted by Shane on

If you have applied for Social Security Disability and have been denied during the initial or secondary reviews, then you’ll need to appeal the determination. This means your case will be reviewed by an administrative law judge and you’ll be required to testify at the disability hearing.

For most people, this is quite the intimidating prospect. After all, a lot hinges on the judge’s decision. Knowing what to expect, including the kinds of questions you’ll need to answer, can calm your nerves a bit and allow you to better prepare for testifying.

Autoimmune Conditions and Social Security Disability

Submitted by Eric on

If you have a severe autoimmune disorder you should qualify for disability as it is a disabling condition that prevents you from working and carrying out daily activities.

Autoimmune diseases cause the body’s immune system to attack and destroy healthy body tissue, even though the immune system is supposed to help to protect the body by attacking harmful antigens, like bacteria, viruses, and toxins. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases.

Are There 2 Types of Disability Benefits?

Submitted by Elizabeth on

The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits to those who are unable to work due to certain medical conditions that hinder their lives. These benefits serve to ensure these individuals can meet their basic living needs.

Perhaps you are considering applying for disability benefits. If so, it is important to first understand that there is not merely one type of disability benefits program. Thus, by familiarizing yourself with each program, you can better determine which type of benefits you may qualify for. The following overview will help.

Find Out If I Qualify for Benefits!