The Importance of Social Security Disability

While you probably know the importance of preparing for retirement, have you ever considered what would happen if you become disabled before you reach retirement age? Studies say that 25% of people in their 20s will become disabled before retirement. While many people believe that Social Security Disability Insurance is the answer, unfortunately this coverage…

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Disability Benefits for Mental Illnesses

Commonly, social security disability benefits are associated to those suffering from a debilitating injury. But did you know that if you suffer from a mental illness, you might be eligible for disability benefits as well? The Social Security Administration evaluates mental disorders according to a number of predetermined categories. If you exhibit symptoms of one…

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Hiring an SSDI Lawyer: What You Should Know

Applying for benefits from the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program can be a long and frustrating process. It isn’t unheard of for applicants to wait several months before getting a response from the Social Security Administration. This is where an SSDI attorney can help, but choosing the right one is important. Having an experienced…

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What Will Change in 2015 for Social Security?

The year 2015 will see some positive changes in Social Security. Beneficiaries of the program will receive a 1.7% increase in payments, and some workers will receive statements of benefits in the mail showing their future retirement benefit. The 1.7% cost of living increase will amount to about $22 more per month for a typical…

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Disability Law Says Addicts Should Receive Benefits

This is a serious debate here but should an employer be required by law to give a handout to recovering drug addicts? Disability attorneys were hoping to expand the Americans with Disabilities Act protections for employees in recovery.  The terms stated that employers have to provide long-term disability benefits to workers at risk of relapse. …

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Social Security Compassionate Allowances Expands

Ever hear of Compassionate Allowances (CAL)?  Well, we all know Social Security has to quickly provide benefits to applicants who meet disability standards.  That’s where Compassionate Allowances comes in. CAL is a quick way of identifying medical conditions that fall under the Listing of Impairments that allows Social Security to make their decisions on who…

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The Social Security Trust Fund Runs out of Revenue in 2033 – Are You Worried?

The future of Social Security lies unknown…pretty much like anything in the future because we can’t predict the future, now can we?  Plenty of people claim to be able to see in the future, but most are just eccentrically dressed con artists.  But enough of this mini-rambling, how will the changes in Social Security handling…

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Will Republicans Destroy Social Security?

Before the ink was even dry on their Oaths of Office for the current congressional year, Republican opponents of Social Security have adopted rules which could obliterate the social security disability program. Termed as an attack on America’s working class who has spent their working lives paying into Social Security, the program is destined to…

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Kindle Books Provides Answers to Frequently Asked Social Security Benefit Questions

If you’re in the denominator of people seeking to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and have no clue what to do, well, Kindle Books has just published a 33 FAQ sheet. Aren’t sure what SSD Benefits actually are and how they can help you?  Don’t know the difference…

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