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June 2017 Archives

When may a child's SSI-related benefits be reviewed?

Some children in Alabama with disabilities will qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, once a child is awarded SSI benefits doesn't mean the story ends there. The Social Security Administration will regularly review the child's medical impairment, to determine whether the child is still eligible for SSI benefits.

Does my rare condition qualify me for SSD benefits?

Your recent diagnosis may have brought with it a flood of fears and emotions. You likely felt confusion about what to expect medically in your future, especially if you have never heard of or know little about your condition. How will this disease progress? How will it affect your ability to care for your loved ones? How long before you are unable to work to support your family?

Many cancers included in Compassionate Allowances program

Whether it is leukemia, breast cancer, colon cancer or any other type of cancer, it is no surprise that this disease can take a significant toll on a person's health, sometimes even leading to death. And, it is not an entirely uncommon disease. In fact, this year over one million individuals worldwide will battle cancer. This means that people in Alabama may know someone with cancer or may even suffer from cancer during their lifetime.

New rule may affect backlog of disability benefits claims

No matter how badly a person in Alabama needs them, the process of getting Social Security disability benefits is an arduous one. Not only is there the possibility that one's claim will be denied, necessitating a lengthy appeal, but it can take a long time just to get a decision from the Social Security Administration at all.

SSI benefits and income reporting requirements

Many low-income individuals in Mobile who have never been able to work due to a disability depend on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to make ends meet. They may feel like once they are approved for benefits, that is the end of the story. However, should they continue to earn an income, no matter how slight, they must report those earnings to the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Veterans' issues: VA benefits program assists disabled veterans

This past Memorial Day, people in Mobile and nationwide took a moment of remembrance for those in the military who made the ultimately sacrifice in serving our country -- their lives. However, it is also important to remember that some of the veterans who are fortunate enough to come home from active duty may come home with a physical or mental disability related to their time in service.

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