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The Truth About Inheritance & Social Security Disability Income

There are a lot of misconceptions around Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), and how monetary inheritance and endowments can affect it. This article will help dispel speculations and set apart fact from fiction when it comes to inheritance and Social Security disability income.

Defining Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)

First and foremost, let’s define what SSDI is. It is not a form […]

What Is The Appeals Process For a VA Disability Denial?

If you’ve applied for disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and you did not qualify for the level of benefits you need or your claim was denied, you have a right to appeal the VA’s decision.

Here’s a word of advice: don’t try to handle your appeal alone. Get help. Before you begin the appeals process for a […]

What Is a Technical Denial in a Social Security Disability Benefits Claim?

It isn’t unusual for a Social Security Disability Insurance benefits claim to be denied during the initial application process. The claim is usually rejected because of two reasons: medical or technical. A medical denial is the outcome when it is determined that the claimant’s medical conditions weren’t severe enough to prevent them from working. A technical denial in an SSD […]

11 Things to Know about ERISA and Filing an LTD Disability Insurance Claim

If you are an employee at a private or publically traded company, chances are your long term disability insurance and other employee benefits are regulated under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. Passed by Congress in 1974, ERISA’s main purpose is to regulate and protect the employee benefits plans of workers employed at private or publicly traded companies. […]

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is observed every October in the U.S. This is a time to raise awareness about the important issues facing Americans with disabilities while also celebrating their many contributions to the nation’s workforce.

This year, the theme for NDEAM is #InclusionWorks.

“By fostering a culture that embraces individual differences, including disabilities, businesses profit by having a wider […]

Social Media and Disability Claims

Social media has become a part of daily life for many Americans. Posts about our families, our friends, our jobs and our daily activities are so common as to be second nature. In most cases, these are completely harmless ways to share your life with those you love.

However, it’s important to remember that, even though these posts are aimed at […]

Truckers Social Security Disability

Trucking is still a huge industry in the U.S. In fact, approximately 70% of all freight is still carried by big rigs. The industry also provides jobs for over 800,000 people in the country. But like any job, injuries are possible, leaving those who rely on their jobs as a trucker in serious trouble if they are unable to continue […]

What to Do If Your SSDI Review Results in Losing Benefits

For those who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the Social Security Administration (SSA) does a periodic review known as a Continuing Disability Review (CDR) to ensure its recipients still meet the qualifications. The SSA mainly looks to see if your condition has medically improved, and if so, your SSDI review may render you at a loss of disability benefits.

Why […]

Macular Degeneration and Social Security Disability Benefits

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of central vision loss in Americans over the age of 50. February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month, a time to share information about this disease and help understand its impact on the lives of those who suffer from it.

While many with macular degeneration can function normally, those who are severely affected by the […]

Social Security Disability Benefits and Alzheimer’s

If you or a loved one is under the age of 65 and diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the disease will likely be classified in the early-onset stage. Fortunately, Social Security recently added early-onset Alzheimer’s to the list of Compassionate Allowance conditions. This list of conditions qualifies for fast track processing of the person’s disability application.

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and […]

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