Archive | June, 2015

Wounded Warriors Have Expedited Claims Process

Wounded military service members can receive expedited processing of their Social Security disability claims. For example, Social Security will provide expedited processing of disability claims filed by veterans who have a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs compensation rating of 100 percent Permanent & Total. Depending on the situation, some family members of military personnel, such […]

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Family Members are Eligible for Disability Benefits

One of the most important aspects of Social Security disability benefits is payments to qualified family members. It is also one of the important distinctions between SSI and Social Security disability: only workers who have paid taxes into the system are eligible for full family coverage. A family member may be eligible for a monthly […]

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Social Security Disability and SSI Payment Amounts for 2015

Social Security disability payments are quite modest! At the beginning of 2015, Social Security paid an average monthly disability benefit of $1,165. That is barely enough to keep a beneficiary above the 2014 poverty level ($11,670 annually). For many beneficiaries, their monthly disability payment represents most of their income. Even these modest payments can make […]

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National Cancer Survivors’ Day

In 2015, more than a million people will be diagnosed with cancer. This alarming statistic affects people and families all over the world. On June 7, we join Social Security to observe National Cancer Survivors Day. In support of this day, Social Security encourages checkups, early detection and awareness, while honoring the survivors who have […]

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Disability Age is Unpredictable

Disability is unpredictable and can happen to anyone at any age. Fifty-six million Americans, or one in five, live with disabilities. Thirty-eight million disabled Americans, or one in ten, live with severe disabilities. Disability is something many Americans, especially younger people, think can only affect the lives of other people. Tragically, thousands of young people […]

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