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Mental Illness and Social Security Disability

October 9th, 2019

Unfortunately, there is still a lot stigma and misunderstanding when it comes to mental health issues. This is despite the fact that millions of Americans live with a mental health conditions. The National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) recognizes the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week. It does so in order…

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Americans with Disabilities Act: 29th Anniversary

Americans with Disabilities Act booklet July 26th, 2019

29 years ago today, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), was passed, which marked a major milestone in protecting the rights of those with disabilities. It is regarded as one of the most robust pieces of civil rights legislation. What Did the ADA Establish? The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities…

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What Are Compassionate Allowances?

People clasping hands together June 27th, 2019

The Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances program helps quickly identify disability applicants who have extremely severe medical conditions in an effort to reduce wait times. According to the SSA, a variety of organizations and experts were consulted to determine which conditions are considered to be Compassionate Allowances. These sources include The National Institutes of Health,…

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What Are Social Security Disability Work Credits?

Office desk with laptop, coffee and notebook May 14th, 2019

In order to receive Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) there are a number of factors that must be met, including having a disability that is expected to last for at least a year, as well as providing sufficient medical evidence and a solid work history. Social Security Disability is funded through FICA taxes that employees…

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What You Need to Know About Continuing Disability Reviews

person filling out a form with a pen May 8th, 2019

When you are awarded your Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you may believe the benefits are guaranteed for a lifetime. However, it is important to know that the Social Security Administration conducts periodic reviews of those receiving benefits, called a Continuing Disability Review (CDR). As long as you are continuing to…

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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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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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