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Social Security payments not likely to stop due to shutdown

Recipients of Social Security benefits usually live on a very tight budget. They usually don't have the financial backing to be able to live without getting their monthly benefit check. Many recipients of these programs are probably worried about how the current partial government shutdown is going to affect their benefits.

Working through a disability application can be a long challenge

Being approved for Social Security Disability benefits is a long process for most people. There are only a handful of conditions that qualify for the Compassionate Allowances program. During the approval process, you are likely going to have a host of appointments. These are aimed at determining whether you meet the requirements for disability. It is imperative that you go to all of these or you risk your case being denied. The more information the Social Security Administration has the better your chance of being approved.  Our office can help you.

Are all Social Security Disability applications denied at first?

Each year, 12 percent of the American population, or over 37 million people, apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Only about one-third of those applications are approved, however. There are a few common reasons that these applications are denied the first time an applicant applies for benefits.

Important points to remember about Social Security Disability

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is meant to help provide workers who suffer a catastrophic injury or illness with an income while they are unable to work. This program has very specific requirements to help ensure that only those who truly need the benefits are approved.

Know which disability programs to make application for benefits

If you become disabled, you are going to have to navigate the complex world of disability payments. The Social Security Administration (SSA) handles these benefits through two distinct programs. Each of these has its own requirements. It is imperative that you understand them so that you know to which programs you need to apply. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is for people who have limited resources and income. This program includes children who are disabled. You don't have to have any work history to qualify for SSI. However, you do have to be diagnosed with a condition that meets very specific requirements. You also will have to pass a means test. For SSD benefits you must prove you are disabled and have paid into the system through prior employment.  Our office can help you navigate this system in your attempts to get disability benefits.

Disability payments are often hard to start

The Social Security Disability (SSD) system is here to help disabled individuals who are unable to work and earn money for themselves. These individuals have put in the time necessary and paid into the system, so they should be able to reap the benefits of their hard work. Unfortunately, this isn't the way things always happen. It is sometimes difficult for people who need disability to receive the benefits that they should.

Benefit increase coming for Social Security in 2019

People who receive Social Security benefits are going to see an increase in their checks this coming year. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that the cost of living increase for 2019 is 2.8 percent. This is based on the current inflation for the country as a whole.

Compassionate allowances can help some people

When you file for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you likely want to receive benefits as soon as possible. For most people, there is a long wait from the date they file until they receive their first benefit payment. This time might be filled with doctor appointments set by the Social Security Administration (SSA), denials and appeals.

Learn how to handle a disability appeal

Social Security Disability (SSD) is a program that is meant to help disabled workers. There is almost nothing more devastating than finding out that you can't return to work after an injury. For many workers, this means that they miss out on doing the job they enjoy, which can be difficult to handle mentally.

Senator Sanders says Social Security Disability needs to change

For the first time since 1982, the United States Social Security Disability (SSD) program is likely to have a higher expenditure than it does revenue for the corresponding period. This could be the start of a huge problem as the small difference becomes larger and the extra funds needed chip away at the reserves for the program. Many people say that it is time for a change, but this change needs to be carefully considered.