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July 2014 Archives

Recognizing the ability that may be hidden by disability: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about disability and barriers to employment. Many adults who have lived with a disability their entire lives may need to be on Supplemental Security Income because the nature of their disability makes them unable to work in any substantial capacity.

Recognizing the ability that may be hidden by disability: Part I

When discussing disability as it relates to employment, it is important to separate ability from employability. There are plenty of adults who go on Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income because their disability does not allow them to work in any meaningful capacity.

Disability savings account bill makes its way through Congress

No one gets rich from being on disability. In fact, even with the financial help provided by Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, many beneficiaries still struggle to make ends meet.

Research gives insight into schizophrenia's genetic factors

We often tend to think of disability in terms of physical functioning. But among some age groups, the leading cause of disability is actually mental illness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than one in four individuals over the age of 18 have a diagnosable mental illness.

When you suffer from more than one disabling condition

Health can be kind of a difficult concept to define. Even those of us who are considered to be in good health suffer from at least one physical limitation or health problem. Many of us suffer from multiple ailments that may be minor or major.

VA backlog could also mean a slowdown for vets seeking SSDI

One of the most unpopular agencies in within the federal government right now is the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA has been criticized for its unacceptable wait times for veterans seeking medical care. The agency has also been sharply rebuked for its mountainous backlog of veterans’ benefits claims, including disability claims.

Social Security Disability an issue for Nov. mid-term elections

Some of our recent posts have focused on the debate over sustainable funding for the Social Security Disability Insurance program. According to estimates, the SSDI trust fund will run dry sometime in 2016. If this is allowed to happen, it could mean a significant cut in monthly benefits for SSDI recipients, many of whom are already financially limited.

Defining disability can be a complex calculation: Part II

In our last post, we began a discussion about an in-depth report by National Public Radio. The report is called “Unfit For Work: The startling rise of disability in America,” and focuses on why the number of Americans receiving Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits has climbed so high in recent decades.

Defining disability can be a complex calculation: Part I

Social Security Disability Insurance has become a topic of considerable debate in recent years. This is, in part, because enrollment in the program has risen sharply. When combining Americans receiving Social Security Disability Insurance with those receiving Supplemental Security Income, about 14 million people receive financial assistance from the government each month.

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