Archive | June, 2017

Pain as a Basis for Disability Claim

When we ask people what stops them from working, the most common reason is pain. As anyone who has experienced it knows, acute pain takes over every corner of your life, hindering physical ability, interfering with concentration and stamina, and causing fatigue. Many people with conditions as diverse as Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Fibromylagia, migraines and […]

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Proposed Cuts to Disability Programs Strike Home

When Budget Director Mick Mulvaney assumed the podium in the White House briefing room last week and previewed the administration’s 2018 budget, Heather Block’s fears quickly turned to outrage. Block, a 54-year-old former international aid worker from Lewes, Delaware, listened with growing anger as Mulvaney promised to slice $72 billion from Social Security Disability Insurance […]

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“Benefits” of Social Security Disability

As of March, 10.58 million people were being paid an average of $1,171.52 per month, which works out to about $14,058 per year. That may not sound like a lot, but it’s enough to push the average disabled individual above the poverty level. These 10.58 million disabled beneficiaries account for more than 17% of all […]

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