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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.

Seeking SSD benefits for a mental illness can be challenging

Mental illnesses can sometimes be brushed aside when compared to physical ailments. After all, it is easy to see why a person with an amputation or cancer may have limitations, but mental illnesses carry no physical markings, and in some cases there is even a stigma challenging the validity of mental illnesses. Yet for some people in Mobile with a mental illness, life is difficult. Their mental illness may affect their ability to care for themselves, and some may even be unable to leave their homes. When this happens, they should know that it may be possible to pursue Social Security disability benefits.

Once approved, will one's SSD benefits continue indefinitely?

If a person in Alabama receives Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, he or she may think that once he or she qualifies for benefits, that is the end of the story and the benefits will continue forever. However, that is not true. If a person in receives SSD benefits, his or her eligibility for such benefits will be reviewed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) based on the severity of the recipient's medical condition.

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