Helpful Assistance Programs and Resources for the Disabled

Helpful Assistance Programs and Resources for the Disabled

  For those with disabilities financial security can be difficult. Fortunately, there are a number of programs and resources in place to help those suffering from disabilities. As many as 20% of Americans have some sort of disability and about

ERISA : The Summary Plan Description – Long Term Disability Lawyers

ERISA : The Summary Plan Description – Long Term Disability Lawyers

  ERISA requires employers to provide participants and beneficiaries with information about available insurance through Summary Plan Descriptions. Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits are disability benefits provided by a private insurer. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) governs group

Cerebral Atrophy and filing a Disability Claim

Cerebral Atrophy and filing a Disability Claim

  The SSA does not specifically recognize cerebral atrophy in its listing of impairments. However, many of the underlying causes of cerebral atrophy are listed. Cerebral atrophy means shrinkage and a loss of connection between neurons. Some degree of cerebral

Loss of Bladder Control and filing for Disability Insurance Benefits

Loss of Bladder Control and filing for Disability Insurance Benefits

  If you are experiencing loss of bladder control it may be an indication that you could qualify for disability insurance benefits. Loss of bladder control is a serious disorder that may impact your ability to work. If you have

Physical Disabilities can lead to Mental Health issues

Physical Disabilities can lead to Mental Health issues

  Many applicants for Social Security disability benefits have both physical and mental disabilities. Several recent studies suggest links between depression and a variety of serious physical ailments such as cancer, back pain, and Multiple Sclerosis. Many individuals with physical

Denied Social Security Disability? The Video Appeal Hearing

Denied Social Security Disability? The Video Appeal Hearing

  The Representative Video Project – helping to reduce SSDI claims backlogs If you are filing a Social Security disability appeal you may be asked to attend a video hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. It’s estimated over 6,500 Americans

ALS Disability Insurance Access Act – Lou Gehrig’s disease

ALS Disability Insurance Access Act – Lou Gehrig’s disease

  Those with Lou Gehrig’s disease may not have to wait as long for disability soon. There is currently a bill in congress which proposes waiving the five-month waiting period for Disability applicants with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s

Are your Disability Benefits Running Out in 2016?

Are your Disability Benefits Running Out in 2016?

  Are your needed disability benefits about to end? 2016 was supposed to be a bad year for those on disability. Every year, the Social Security Administration publishes a trustee’s report on the status of the Social Security system. In

President Obama’s New Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program

President Obama’s New Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program

  If you are disabled and unable to pay your outstanding student loans help is now available. It is very difficult for even successful people to repay their student loan debt. An individual who is unable to work and living

What is Social Security Privatization? Part 3 – Benefits and Costs

What is Social Security Privatization?  Part 3 – Benefits and Costs

  There are good arguments both for and against the privatization of Social Security. What are the benefits and costs? Entitlement programs have always had a controversial history in the United States. Americans believe in empathy, compassion, and helping your