This month the Social Security Administration placed an additional 35 Compassionate Allowances conditions in effect, bringing the total number of conditions in the expedited disability process to 200. The Compassionate Allowances program is a way to quickly identify diseases and other medical conditions that meet the Social Security standards for serious illness disability benefits. This is a much needed parachute for those stricken with a debilitating condition on the new list.
Anyone who has ever tried getting Social Security benefits knows how difficult it can be. The process is severely backlogged and the application process can be riddled with confusing paperwork. Unfortunately, many people are in significant need of these benefits and are finding their applications denied one or more times. For many, the process can seem hopeless. However, it doesn't have to be this way and there are a few tricks that can help you maximize your chances of getting benefits.
When it comes to the business of receiving Supplemental Security Income payments, most people are more than aware of the fact that the amount of money that is provided is slim. Many people have a difficult time even meeting their most basic needs while receiving Supplemental Security Income payments. To this end, some states provide different sorts of supplements to help individuals who are struggling on Supplemental Security Income.
Anyone who is in the process of applying for Supplemental Security Income, or those who are already receiving benefits, are likely aware that the overall payments for this program are not too high. Depending on the jurisdiction in which you live, and the extent of your disability, your payments may be as little as $500 a month, with a cap of around $650. This is not a lot of money when it comes to the business of living.
Due to the fact that Social Security Disability Insurance is reaching a critical peak, when it comes to its financial stability, there have been many solutions put on the table in order to save the ailing program. One of the most popularly-discussed ideas for saving Social Security Disability Insurance is the option of privatizing the program.
In the event that you or one of your loved one has served in the armed forces and is now living with a disability, you may be wondering about how military benefits interact with Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.
One of the most well-known work incentive programs, when it comes to Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, is the Ticket to Work program. Through this program, disabled individuals that are currently receiving disability insurance can back into the workforce, without risking the loss of their benefits.
There are a number of different theories floating around regarding how Social Security Disability Insurance can be saved from impending financial insolvency. One of the ideas that have been proposed in recent months is the idea of helping those who receive either Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income find work.
Many people who are currently applying for disability benefits wonder if their past alcohol and drug use or addiction may affect their current application. Does being an alcoholic in the past, and thus suffering liver problems in the present, render one disabled according to the Social Security Administration?
If you are applying for either Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplement Security Income, you are likely familiar that the process is arduous and can take a long time. With this being the case, if you are reading this and are not yet disabled, you may be wondering what you can do to protect yourself in the event that you suffer long-term disability.