The Social Security administration has added 35 conditions to their compassionate allowances program. This will allow people with these conditions to have their disability claims fast tracked so that a decision will come in days rather than months. You still need to be careful in preparing and submitting paperwork, but this is a welcome sign for many people. If you have any questions, make sure to get advice or have an advocate on your side so that you can get the benefits that you deserve.
Here is an interesting article on how social security will change in 2013. While there will be a 1.7% increase in benefits, this is a decrease compared to the 3.6% increase that recipients received in 2012.
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There will be a 1.7% increase in SSI benefits in 2013. The majority of people will see the increase starting in Jan 2013.
MS is one of the many diseases that qualify people to collect SSDI. There have been recent studies undertaken which might prove a breakthrough for people with not only MS, but a whole range of autoimmune diseases. While still in the early testing phase, it is always encouraging to read about progress being made to help.
It was reported that approximately 1400 social security offices throughout the country will be cutting down their hours, thus making it harder for people who need help. Not only will in person lines be longer, but they are expecting longer wait times on the phones. It’s a shame that people who are the most in need are the ones being hurt the most by these cuts. If you or anyone you know is having problems with their social security disability, please give us a call to see if there is anything we can do to help. Hours cutting down at social security offices
Welcome to blog for Disabilitybenefitsalliance.com, the non-attorney disability advocates. We are here to help our clients navigate the in and outs of social security disability payments. Through this blog we hope to inform you through postings and articles about issues related to your health. If at any time you would like to see a topic covered, feel free to drop us a line.
Many general questions about Social Security Disability benefits can be answered by going to our Disability FAQ. Here you can find general information on what qualifies as a disability, the application process and what happens if your initial claim is denied. For many people this is a scary time with many pitfalls, but you don’t have to do it alone.
A disability could affect anyone at anytime. The Social Security Administration’s own research shows that a 20-year-old person working today has a 30% risk of becoming disabled before he/she reaches their retirement years. Some of these disabilities occur because people ignore the warning signs of illness. We wanted to share this article about some women’s health issues that could prove serious and/or deadly when left unchecked. Warning signs not to be ignored.
Remember if you have become disabled, you don’t have to act alone.