Social Security Disability
The SSA Doesn’t Recognize Long-Term COVID, But It Should
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, many people are finding themselves unable to work or provide for their families due to long-term COVID. A recent news report mentioned that there are over 20 million people in the United States suffering from this condition. As a result, they are waiting to hear back from the…Read More
Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability with Arthritis?
Yes, you can qualify for social security disability with arthritis under particular circumstances. Arthritis is in the Social Security Administration Blue Book of diseases that qualify for disability assistance, but you must meet the work and medical requirements. Your arthritis must be severe enough to hinder you from working for one calendar year. Many people…Read More
Social Security Disability Denials Are Often Based on Outdated Jobs
The words “Social Security” make many people shudder – and with good reason. Serious reform is needed, but with an aging population, inflation, and taxes, many fear that the trust fund will be completely depleted in just a few years. For those that should be receiving disability benefits from Social Security while they still can,…Read More
Can I Seek Disability for an Autoimmune Disorder?
Our immune system is a line of defense against disease and illnesses, and when we have a weakened immune system, we are more susceptible to illness and injury. Living with an autoimmune disease can result in disabling impairments that cause us to be unable to work, participate in social activities, complete household chores, or spend…Read More
How to File a Social Security Disability Claim Appeal in Maryland
If you or your loved one have a disability, there are several forms of compensation to which you are entitled. One of these types of compensation involves Social Security Disability benefits. Through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, people with disabilities are allowed to receive a certain amount of…Read More
What Is the Ticket to Work Program?
The Ticket to Work program is a program that helps individuals who receive Social Security disability find work and reduce their dependence on benefits. Through the Ticket to Work program, individuals with disabilities who receive either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are connected to employment networks or the state public…Read More
Can Volunteering Affect Your Disability Benefits?
If you receive Social Security disability benefits but still want to volunteer, you are not alone. Volunteering is an activity that brings purpose to many people’s lives. A study by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research reported that people who volunteer are happier, have higher self-esteem, and create stronger social networks…Read More
Long-Haul COVID-19 and Disability Benefits
Many Americans are reporting long-term side effects of the coronavirus. Dubbed “long Covid” and “long-haul Covid,” the conditions cause people to continue experiencing the symptoms of the virus months after being infected. Depending upon the severity of the symptoms, victims of long haul Covid may experience difficulty with continuing to work. T.J. Geist, a principal…Read More
Exploring Impairment-Related Work Expenses
In the event you are significantly unable to provide for yourself due to a medical condition, the Social Security program offers two types of monthly benefits for financial support: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). These two types of income, however, can be affected based on your need for impairment-related work…Read More
Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act
Many people have criticized the Social Security program for its archaic legislation and its failure to provide a substantial living for the elderly and disabled citizens of America. This year, Congress has decided to make the necessary reforms to the program by introducing the Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act. The reforms introduced in this act…Read More