April 2019

Social Security Disability Fund to Last 20 Years Longer than Once Predicted

April 30th, 2019

In a recent report, the Social Security Administration (SSA) estimates the Social Security Disability trust fund will remain solvent until 2052—a stark contrast to the 2032 date they reported just one year ago. Future Predictions In the event the SSD trust fund were to run out of money, those currently enrolled in the program would…

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Nearly A Third of Workers with Rheumatoid Arthritis Stop Working Five Years After Diagnosis

Person working on computer with arthritis April 23rd, 2019

According to a study, approximately one-third of people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis were forced to quit their jobs within five years of being diagnosed. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects nearly 1.3 million Americans. Symptoms of the disease include joint stiffness and swollen joints and severe pain. Rheumatoid arthritis can also…

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Can Family Members Receive SSD Benefits?

Family members April 22nd, 2019

If you are receiving Social Security Disability, your family members may be entitled to receive a portion of your benefits. These dependent benefits can be paid to a spouse, divorced spouse and children. Let’s take a closer look at the circumstances for each.     Spouse A spouse who is caring for your child who…

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What Not to Do When Applying for Social Security Disability

Middle-aged woman looking concerned at computer April 9th, 2019

Are you thinking of applying for Social Security Disability (SSD)? Before you do, check out our list of 5 important things to avoid on the road to receiving benefits. 1) Don’t Send Incomplete or Inaccurate Forms To apply for Social Security Disability, you will need to complete a number of forms, and ensure that the…

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