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Getting Social Security Disability and VA Benefits

It is not uncommon for veterans to apply for both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and veterans disability benefits at the same time. However, it is important to know that the two benefits programs do have different requirements and… Read More

Social Security Recipients will not Receive Cost of Living Increase

For more than 70 million seniors, recent news that there will not be a 2016 cost of living increase means that Medicare premiums could skyrocket by 52 percent. Along with higher out of pocket medical costs, seniors are coping with the reality that their… Read More

Residual Functional Capacity: Evaluating Your Ability to Work

To determine if you are able to work, the Social Security Administration (SSA) must determine the level to which your disability limits your activities. Through a residual functional capacity (RFC) assessment, the SSA will evaluate if you are able to… Read More

How Supportive Letters from Others Can Help Your Claim

When it comes to presenting your claim for Social Security disability benefits before an administrative law judge (ALJ) at a hearing, the more details and information you can provide about the debilitating qualities of your condition, the better. One… Read More

Five Questions Veterans Have about SSDI

If you are a veteran, you may not know that you could receive Social Security benefits as well as veterans disability benefits. While both systems provide assistance for veterans, they operate differently. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has… Read More

Is Age a Factor in SSD Eligibility?

Many people believe that you have to be 65 years of age to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD). However, people of all ages can be approved for benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) takes a number of factors into consideration when… Read More

How Your Income Affects SSI Benefits

For many older Americans living with a disability and who have a limited income, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is an important resource. Unlike Social Security disability benefits, approval for this type of benefit is determined based on income rather… Read More

Social Security Disability for Congenital Heart Defects

While you may sometimes feel misunderstood by people who do not know what congenital heart defects are, they exist and this form of heart disease is not caused by eating too much junk food. If you are born with a congenital heart defect, you did nothing… Read More

Social Security Can Help Children with Cancer

Cancer is an illness that knows no boundaries. It can impact anyone, regardless of age, gender, or income status. Every year, 15,780 children between the ages of birth and 18 years are diagnosed with cancer. Unfortunately, many of these children with… Read More

Common Social Security Disability Myths

Thinking that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) will replace your full income if you can no longer work is not accurate. It could, however, replace part of the income you made when working. While it is true that SSDI can help people who are… Read More

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