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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What You Need to Know Before Your SSDI Interview

When you first apply for Social Security disability benefits, you may be nervous to find that a big part of the process is a formal interview. In order to fully prepare yourself, it is important to know what kind of questions to expect from your SSDI interviewers. Here, we’ll make sure you’re prepared for your…

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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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PTSD – You Might Be Surprised & It's Ok

A traumatic event causing fear, helplessness or horror can trigger a condition known as post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. It is categorized as an anxiety disorder and affects people in all walks of life. While some people can cope with the stress caused by such an occurrence, others develop a debilitating condition that can…

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How Obesity Factors Into Social Security Disability Benefit Claims

If current trends continue, the obesity rate in California is expected to increase from 23.8 percent in 2011 to 46.6 percent in 2030. This epidemic is a growing concern in the United States, with an estimated 30 percent of the adult population suffering from obesity. This poses major health risks- in California alone, 800,000 cases…

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Social Security Disability Insurance in the Red

Social Security Disability Insurance faces a major crisis: funds are depleting and cuts have to be made. The growth of SSDI was not an over night thing.  It’s been increasing for decades now.  Only now is when anyone has been taking notice.  But is it too late? Unemployment issues have also seen an increase in…

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What Does Obamacare Offer Retirees?

Senior Citizens – and many retirees already benefiting from Social Security Retirement – come October 1st will be quickly enrolling for Medicare. But, hey, what happens if you’re already a retiree on Medicare?  What does the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, mean to you?  Matthew Eyles, executive vice president of a healthcare consulting…

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Mental Illness and Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance

Photo: Black Moon/WikiCommons If you suffer from mental illness, do you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance?  Sure, why not?  I mean, you can’t go to work; you’re not going to be financially secure.  But there are a few things a candidate has to provide the government if they are indeed suffering from mental illness…

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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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