Do I Qualify for SSDI? – The Disability Determination Process

Do I Qualify for SSDI? – The Disability Determination Process

How does the Social Security Administration determine if you are Disabled? If you are making a claim to collect Social Security Disability Insurance, the Social Security Administration must first determine that you are actually disabled. There is a five-step process

Dementia and qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Dementia and qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits

  If someone you know has dementia they may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits. Dementia is a broad term for mental illnesses which destroy memory and thinking ability. Alzheimer’s is the

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

SSDI and Enrolling in Medicare- The Two Year Waiting Period (Part 2)

SSDI and Enrolling in Medicare- The Two Year Waiting Period (Part 2)

  Are you wanting to enroll in Medicare after receiving Social Security Disability? Part 2 In Part 1 we discussed the history of the two year waiting period and the options available for those who are waiting for Medicare. In

Understanding Medicaid and Medicare Part 2

Understanding Medicaid and Medicare Part 2

  What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? Part 2 Medicare and Medicaid are both government funded programs created to help those who need financial assistance with their health care costs. Although they are often confused due to their

Can a spouse get SSDI benefits?

Can a spouse get SSDI benefits?

  The Politics of Spousal Benefits If you are collecting Social Security Disability Insurance, you may be entitled to additional benefits for your family members. Auxiliary benefits, sometimes called dependents’, or secondary benefits, may be paid to the child, spouse,

What is Long Term Disability Insurance?

What is Long Term Disability Insurance?

  A brief Overview of Long Term Disability Insurance Long term disability (LTD) insurance is private insurance which helps replace the income of the insured if they become disabled. Here’s how LTD works. Individuals rarely purchase this type of insurance

Diary for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Diary for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome can be a very disabling condition in that it is difficult for those who suffer this condition on a regular basis to maintain full time employment. Social Security vocational experts often will agree that if a condition