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Cost-of-Living Adjustment Announced For 2022

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The Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) was recently announced, and recipients for Social Security Benefits will expect to receive a 5.9% increase in 2022. This increase includes those who receive disability and retirement benefits from the SSA.  As the highest COLA increase since 1982, this is a historical increase. The average COLA increase percentage over the past…

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What You Should Know About The SSI Restoration Act

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) was established in 1974 as a lifeline for children, elderly, blind, and disabled Americans in need of assistance. However, for more than 30 years, no progressive changes have been made to the asset or income limits to be eligible for the program, which is a safety net for millions. These guidelines…

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How Long Does It Take To Receive Back Pay?

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What is SSD Back Pay? Social Security Disability (SSD) back pay are the benefits you were entitled to as you filed for Social Security Disability benefits, but were either initially denied or there was a delay in approval by the Social Security Administration (SSA). In most cases, it begins when someone files an appeal following…

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What Respiratory Disorders Qualify for Disability Benefits?

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If your respiratory disorder makes it impossible for you to work, you may be able to get the benefits you need to support yourself and your family. Common Lung Diseases and Breathing Problems for Disability Claims The Social Security Administration’s Blue Book includes medical conditions that the SSA considers disabling. However, having a condition in…

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How Can You Spend Your SSI Payments?

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You may be wondering if there are limitations for what you can spend your monthly SSI payment on. If you receive SSI payments directly, it’s vital to keep track of how your spending impacts your assets to ensure you do not lose your benefits. If you are a representative payee, you must adhere to specific…

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What Neurological Conditions Qualify for Benefits?

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Living with a neurological illness is difficult enough, but the financial load that comes with it can be overwhelming. You may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a neurological illness that prohibits you from working. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) must first assess…

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Does Lupus Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

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Lupus, often known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a chronic auto-immune disease that affects multiple organs or body systems. It’s a debilitating illness with a wide range of symptoms that alter and worsen over time. Decreased cognition, memory, focus, malaise, anxiety, sadness, or acute fatigue are some of the issues that make it difficult…

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Does Having Cancer Qualify An Applicant For Disability Benefits?

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The treatment and care plan for some cancer patients can be just as debilitating as the disease itself. The condition has a profound impact on one’s life and is physically debilitating, frequently resulting in the incapacity to work. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments have the potential to be debilitating. Medical costs can also be a source…

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Will Moving Affect My Social Security Disability Payments?

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Oftentimes it won’t, though the answer really depends on your unique situation. If you’re receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) payments, you might find yourself wondering how a change of residence could affect this process, and why. SSD vs. SSI First, you must consider the two main types of Social Security Disability benefits: Social Security Disability:…

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Does Opting Not To Have Surgery Affect Your Social Security Disability Claim?

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If your doctor has recommended that you have surgery, but you refuse, the Social Security Administration could deny you SSD or SSI benefits. However, if you have a good reason for opting out of surgery, there are exceptions to this rule. Denying Benefits Based On Failure To Follow Prescribed Treatment One popular question is whether…

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