Archive | December, 2016

Disabled With Student Loan Debt?

From the Washington Post: People who have been found disabled by Social Security were still obligated to repay student loans, but still face a financial quagmire. They are saddled with thousands of dollars in loans they struggle to repay. The Obama administration negotiated debt relief with the Department of Education, but the Treasury Department refuses […]

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Can You Really Work FULL time?

The standard for qualifying for Social Security disability is the inability to do full-time work. This means being able to show up for work on a predicatable, sustained baisis, 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day. If a claimant can’t technically qualify under the Medical Guidelines, he or she may be still able to […]

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Biggest Mistakes in Applying for Disability

Here’s a list of some of the most common mistakes made in applying for benefits: 1. Not applying soon enough. 2. Taking ‘no’ for an answer – not appealing a denial. 3. Taking ‘yes’ for an answer – accepting a late onset date and thus reducing the back benefit award. 4. Not reapplying if a […]

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December 1st is World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time […]

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