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May 2014 Archives

Percentage of female SSD recipients growing rapidly, study says

With any large-scale government program, statistics are often a little outdated and sometimes difficult to calculate with accuracy. The Social Security Disability Insurance program is no exception. The most recent annual data available comes from 2012, for instance.

Are your SSDI and SSI benefits protected from garnishment?

We have previously written that no one applies for Social Security Disability benefits reasonably expecting to strike it rich. Most Americans who qualify for and receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income live on a very fixed budget and often have difficulty making ends meet. They may even have significant debt.

How New Jersey compares to other states for disability services

Federal laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act have significantly improved the quality of life across the United States for individuals living with a disability. That being said, states still vary quite widely in the kinds of disability services available to those who live there. While not directly part of the conversation about Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, access to disability services is nonetheless an important quality-of-life issue.

SSDI as a political issue in the 2014 midterm elections

Social Security has long been the “third rail” of politics. Both Republicans and Democrats acknowledge that the way in which the Social Security Administration currently functions is financially unsustainable in the long run. Yet most politicians fear to even make suggestions on how to change or improve the system. It is the “third rail” because unpopular proposals such as raising the retirement age could instantly end a person’s political career. Social Security Disability Insurance is an important part of the overall debate.

SSD fraud investigations occasionally yield stunning results

Many members of the media choose to sensationalize occurrences of benefits-related fraud. In truth, benefits-related fraud rates are exceedingly low. As a result, it is truly shocking when a story of actual fraud against the Social Security Administration (SSA) or other government benefits agencies hits the wires.

Veterans: You may be eligible for both VA and SSD benefits

Although the U.S. Military is fast, efficient and effective in matters of combat, the same cannot always be said about how it handles benefits for military personnel and veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs can be quite the bureaucracy, and some veterans may not even be aware of the benefits they are entitled to as a result of their service and service-related disabilities.

Fibromyalgia and SSD: A complicated relationship

For as far as medical science has come, there are still many diseases about which little is known. It is understandable, then, that those who suffer from these conditions also feel the added burden of trying to explain their disease to others – including doctors in some cases.

CDC urges Americans with disabilities to get physically active

Living with a disability is not easy. If the disability is significant enough to prevent a person from continuing to work, there are many practical and financial concerns to worry about, including applying for Social Security Disability benefits.

How some of the recent SSD reforms may directly affect you

When government agencies make administrative changes, these policy shifts do not ordinarily affect a significant number of Americans. However, when the Social Security Administration alters its approach to doing business, millions of disabled and elderly individuals may suffer consequences as a result.

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