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For which reasons could a disability claim be denied?

No one enjoys hearing the word no. Whether it's something small or something big, it can be a frustrating experience when we do not get the answer we deserve or expect. Same goes for applying for Social Security disability. Sometimes it doesn't go the way we planned and it can result in a denial of a disability claim.

Tax credit available for many on Social Security Disability

With the turn of the new year, many start to think about new year resolutions and how to best plan for the year in front of them. One thing many Mobile residents often think about is filing their taxes. No one likes paying income tax, but sometimes there is no way around it. The good news for many of those living on Social Security disability or other permanent or total disability programs, is that there is a tax credit to ease their tax burden.

Facts and figures about changes to Social Security disability

Social Security disability benefits are distributed to thousands in the Mobile area, with many qualified potential recipients waiting in the wings. Social Security disability benefits are available to qualified tax-paying US workers who have accumulated a sufficient number of work credits. The disability benefits are meant to supplement hard-working tax paying Americans who have been rendered unable to work due to physical or mental disabilities. As the body ages, it can betray a person both physically and mentally.

Social security disability checks to increase in 2018

When it comes to money, receiving more is almost always a good thing. Whether you get a pay increase at your job or a new revenue stream is coming your way, it's a reason to celebrate. Each year, the Social Security Administration examines the Social Security program and determines if it needs any adjustments. The good news is that social security disability recipients will be receiving a bump in their check come 2018.

How woman might approach SSD benefits differently than men

In this world, women are entitled to just as many benefits as men are. However, just because women and men are equals doesn't mean that their situations will always look similar. While one's sex doesn't guarantee anything about a person, it may be telling as to how certain groups are impacted by or attempt certain issues. For women looking at seeking Social Security Disability benefits, there may be issues present for many women that men are not affected by.

SSD benefits and interaction with federal employee programs

Social Security programs, like the federal program that offers disability benefits, are a resource those who are qualified should make use of. The program exists to help people who are at a disadvantage due to injury or illness that makes it difficult or impossible to get or hold a job and thus earn a living wage. While it has specific, and some would describe them as rigid, regulations, the rules are in place to ensure the people who need SSD benefits receive them. Those who are eligible for SSD benefits may also qualify to receive other types of benefits too.

Which state has more disability recipients per capita than AL?

Being named the recipient of disability benefits isn't something to take lightly. Generally, there is a process associated with being awarded disability benefits. This is because a person needs to prove that they themselves or one of their dependents are in need of disability due to a hardship, medical condition or other scenario that qualifies said person for Social Security disability. Since SSD is a federal program the data is trackable and comparable from state-to-state.

Is diabetes grounds for a disability benefits claim?

When a medical condition prevents you from holding gainful employment, it is much more than an inconvenience. This can have a serious financial impact on your life, accumulating in a significant amount of stress and hardship for your Mobile family. Some individuals with serious cases of diabetes may find themselves in this situation, yet may still be unclear regarding their potential options.

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.

Student loan discharge could affect SSD benefits

For better or worse, many people in Mobile carry student loan balances. They may work hard to pay down these balances as much as possible. However, some of them may eventually develop a disabling condition. When their disability prevents them from working, they may have no way to pay back their student loans. That being said, relief may be available, although it comes with a catch.

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