Archive | November, 2015

Many Thankful for Disability Benefits

As we reflect on gratitude on this Thanksgiving Weekend, we can be grateful for our country’s safely net for those taken from the workforce by injury or illness. Read on for some thoughts on this: “Imagine that tomorrow, while cleaning out your gutters, you fall off a ladder. You suffer a traumatic brain injury and […]

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When Are Family Members Eligible for 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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New Federal Budget Averts Social Security Crisis

Most of the attention on the two-year budget agreement signed into law by President Obama Monday has focused on the political machinations involving the debt ceiling and a possible government shutdown. But buried in the document are important changes to the Social Security Disability Insurance Program (SSDI). SSDI Trustees reported recently that the $150 billion […]

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November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month. With more than 30 million Americans suffering from some form of the disease, Social Security Disability questions are common. Social Security recently removed Diabetes from its Listings of Impairments, this is the list othe official conditions which can cause total disability. In a 2014 Ruling, SSA analyzed the disease but […]

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