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Study: Social Security Disability determinations are not uniform

The Social Security Administration has one definition of a disability. However, each state has its own agency to determine whether an applicant is entitled to disability coverage. As a result, there is currently little uniformity in applying for federal benefits across the 50 states.

Mental disabilities and Social Security, Part 2

In our previous post we discussed the initial process that individuals in California who suffer from mental disorders need to follow to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. As previously discussed, many times a Mental Status Examination is necessary for an SSD application filed on behalf of an individual with a mental disorder. If this is the case, the applicant will be contacted by a consulting examiner for an assessment meeting.

Mental disabilities and Social Security, Part 1

Social Security Disability benefits provide income to those who are unable to work. In most cases recipients of Social Security Disability benefits will receive a monthly disability payment in the form of cash and sometimes there is the possibility of enrollment in the Medicaid health insurance program.

Woman dies when Social Security payments mistakenly end

People who depend on Social Security benefits usually rely on this income for all of their basic needs. If their Social Security coverage is delayed for some reason, this can have real life implications, and can sometimes even be devastating for the individual who desperately needs this money.

Filing for Social Security Disability

If you or a loved one is suffering from some type of disability, you may be able to receive much-needed help in the form of Social Security Disability (SSD) income. Though not all medical problems will qualify to receive SSD coverage, if you are unable to work because of your medical condition and that medical condition is expected to last at least one year, or will result in death, SSD benefits may be a real possibility.

Social Security Disability can help those who are unable to work

California residents can qualify for Social Security Disability based upon any number of medical complications. Unfortunately, many disabilities are not limited by the age of a person. This means that anyone, even younger people, may be affected by a medical problem that can cause a disability. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), even people as young as 20 years old have a 30 percent chance of becoming disabled.

Social Security Administration makes serious mistake

Though everyone makes mistakes, when the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes mistakes, those errors can have real life implications for those that depend on the agency for their income.

National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month

As one of the most common neurological conditions affecting young adults in California and throughout the country, it is important that we take note of National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month (NMSEAM). Because young people are disproportionately afflicted with this ailment, multiple sclerosis poses some unique challenges for people who are unable to work because of MS.

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