There are minor adjustments to Social Security every year to keep pace with inflation. Here are the recent Social Security changes as we enter 2017. Roughly 17% of Americans are currently on Social Security, whether through retirement or disability.
If your child is disabled they may qualify for disability benefits. The process however is different for children than it is for adults. A social security disability lawyer explains. Unfortunately, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is not available for
If you are applying for disability benefits it is important to have an understanding and responsive physician on your side. About twenty percent of Americans live with some form of disability. Roughly ten percent of Americans collect benefits for
If you become disabled and need your LTD benefits, your insurer will usually ask you to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Roughly one-third of workers are covered by Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance, up from about a
Will there be a Cost of Living Increase for Social Security? On October 2015, the Social Security Administration announced that there would be no Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2016. The COLA is tied to a consumer price index, and
If you cannot earn $1,130/mo because of an injury or illness, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. The Social Security Administration defines disability by the inability to earn over the substantial gainful activity limit (SGA).
If you have acid reflux disease you may be wondering if you can get Social Security or long term disability benefits. Gastroesophageal reflux disease rarely qualifies for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits or Long Term Disability benefits on its
Social Security has a listing for cystic fibrosis, meaning if the applicant meets the standard for the listing, they are approved for benefits. Many diseases are the result of poor lifestyle choices. It is a well-known fact that inactivity,
If you have the Epstein-Barr virus and as a result cannot work, you could qualify for disability insurance benefits. Epstein-Barr is one of the most common viruses – it’s actually unusual not to have it. 95% of all people
If you experience epileptic seizures, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Epilepsy is surprisingly common. Nearly 4% of Americans will develop epilepsy, making it the fourth most common neurological disorder. Seizures are the defining symptom of epilepsy, however,