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Southern states have highest number of disability recipients

Greater than 10 million Americans receive Social Security Disability benefits. While a neighboring state may have the second highest number of residents nationally receiving disability benefits, an analysis of the most recent Social Security data available revealed that southern states in general have higher numbers of residents receiving disability benefits than other regions of the country.

The disability onset date is an important date

The disability onset date is an important date to be familiar with when seeking Social Security disability benefits. The disability onset date refers to the date that the disabled individual became unable to work because of a disabling medical condition. Social Security disability benefit payments begin with the application date once eligibility requirements for disability benefits are met.

Understanding the Social Security disability application process

Social Security disability (SSD) benefits are important for many families and disabled individuals but the SSD application process can sometimes feel like a maze which is why it is helpful to understand the application and appeals processes inside and out. Social Security disability benefits can help with medical expenses and everyday cost of living expenses and needs disabled individuals may struggle with because of their disability.

How compassionate allowance helps those with serious needs

The Social Security Administration was created to help protect Americans and to provide financial relief when they reach the age of retirement or when they suffer a disability that prevents them from working. The Social Security Disability Insurance program takes payments that were made through payroll tax contributions to help workers who suffer from a debilitating illness, injury or mental condition that prohibits them from maintaining gainful employment. The victim must also prove that the condition is expected to last at least a year or end in death.

New U.S. Federal budget may affect Social Security Disability

With President Trump now in office, many Americans are curious to see what new policies will be implemented and how they will affect the country. One of Trump's campaign promises was to drastically cut back on government spending, which likely would mean reduced or eradicated budgets for many federal departments. At the time of his campaign, he did promise not to cut spending to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. It now appears, however, that the promise may not be honored.

What is a Social Security disability compassionate allowance?

Georgians who have suffered a serious injury or illness that has left them unable to work may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. In order to succeed on one of these claims, though, a disabled individual must meet certain federal requirements as laid out by the Social Security Administration. This involves showing that one's medical condition is severe enough to be deemed a "disability," as well as evidencing that one has the proper work history to qualify for SSD benefit. This process can be lengthy, and many claimants see their initial claims denied.

New Social Security commissioner to be named?

Millions of Americans depend on Social Security benefits in order to make ends meet. Many have very little, to no other source of income. So it is even more important that the Social Security administration has a strong and decisive leader. For the last four years or so, the Social Security Administration has been without a permanent commissioner due to a variety of factors.

What is COLA and how will it affect SSD benefits in 2017?

Social security disability is a federal program that's creation was conceived with the purpose of supporting those who cannot support themselves. When someone receives a social security disability award, it is generally a set amount that cannot be changed without petitioning for a change in amount. However, once in a while increases are approved for social security disability without request. One such increase is called COLA or cost-of-living adjustment.

Work accident injury could qualify for social security disability

There are so many Fayetteville workers that are upstanding and responsible workers. Many work full or part-time for years without having any incident or injury. Meanwhile, every worker pays a portion of their earnings into federally obligated social security. However, some need to access social security funds prior to retirement. Social security disability exists for the sole reason of helping injured or ill workers make ends meet in the short or long-term.

How age can affect social security disability benefits

Social security disability is a broad term given to financial aid given by the government to deserving people and families. Many people in the Fayetteville area receive or are eligible to receive social security disability benefits due to their personal or family situation. Many factors affect the outcome of a social security disability decision. One of those factors, age, can affect whether or not the decision is favorable and even the amount of the decision.

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