History of Disability in America: 1935 (Social Security) – 1990 (Americans with Disabilities Act)

History of Disability in America: 1935 (Social Security) – 1990 (Americans with Disabilities Act)

  Further progress for Americans with Disabilities As discussed in Part 1, Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Social Security program in 1935. The program didn’t provide support to the disabled, but it helped set an important precedent. Prior to this

Obama’s Legacy on Disabilities Part 2

Obama’s Legacy on Disabilities Part 2

  Barak Obama – good intentions and hard choices for the disabled. In Part 1, we discussed some of the things Obama has done which have been a benefit for the disabled. However, Obama has not done everything perfectly when

Obama’s Legacy on Disabilities Part 1

Obama’s Legacy on Disabilities Part 1

  Barak Obama and his efforts to help the disabled. “Each day, Americans with disabilities play a critical role in forging and shaping the identity of our Nation. Their contributions touch us all through personal experience or through that of

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

Gun Ownership Rights for the Disabled

Gun Ownership Rights for the Disabled

  President Obama pushes to add Social Security’s information to the gun background check database. On January 4, the Obama administration released a fact sheet detailing a new executive action regarding gun control. Individuals who the Social Security Administration has

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