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September 2014 Archives

Report shows strong link between disability and risk of poverty

Since the Social Security Disability Insurance program was first created, it has maintained a simple but important goal: To ensure that disability does not have to result in poverty. This is similar to Social Security’s retirement benefits program, which seeks to ensure that workers do not fall into poverty simply because they become too old to work.

Blood test may be new diagnostic tool for clinical depression

Our posts last week focused on various anxiety disorders that can severely limit an individual’s ability to function socially and to continue working. From the standpoint of Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, these disorders pose unique challenges. They are not always easy to document medically in a way that provides the necessary level of “proof” required by the Social Security Administration.

Anxiety disorders and Social Security Disability: Part II

In our last post, we began a discussion about anxiety disorders. These include conditions like generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Most people have heard of these conditions, but much of what they think they know is based on misinformation and stereotypes. You can learn more about these disorders by visiting the Anxiety and Depression Association of America website.

Anxiety disorders and Social Security Disability: Part I

Anxiety; panic; compulsive behavior; fear; distracting thoughts that won’t go away – these are all feelings that nearly everyone has experienced at one time or another. For most of us, the feelings are attributable to a specific circumstance and they will go away once the problem is resolved. Others are not so fortunate, however.

Understanding working credits in SSDI: Part II

In yesterday’s post, we began a discussion about the relevancy of your work history when applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. For most applicants who have worked at least 10 years and earned at least $4,800 per year, amassing the requisite number of working credits will not be an issue.

Understanding working credits in SSDI: Part I

Most people understand enough about Social Security Disability Insurance to know that qualifying for benefits is more complicated than simply showing that you have a disability. Because SSDI is funded through payroll taxes, the Social Security Administration requires applicants to have paid a certain amount into the system before they can receive benefits.

With SSDI applications, the waiting is sometimes the hardest part

One of the most frustrating parts about dealing with any government agency is the potential for long waits. Whether you are trying to get your license renewed at the DMV or trying to get a pothole fixed in your neighborhood, service can be exasperatingly slow.

Here's what you need to know about disability in your 50s

While your job and career may be pretty straightforward in your 30s and 40s, things can get a little bit dicey in your 50s and beyond. No matter how healthy a person has traditionally been, this is the time when bodies typically begin to show definitive signs of wear and tear. This is especially true if they have worked a physically demanding job for most of their adult life.

Debunking the myth that SSDI fraud is a widespread problem

Our last post focused on the perception of the Social Security Disability Program portrayed in the media, particularly among talking-head pundits and media-savvy politicians. The common narrative, which is false, is that SSDI is rife with fraud and that receiving benefits is too easy.

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