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"SSI Spotlights" point out Supplemental Security Income details

Many of our Los Angeles readers have probably visited the Social Security Administration website. The website, SSA.gov, is fairly comprehensive, covering all of the major parts of Social Security that may interest and inform readers -- retirement benefits, Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

SSD benefits go to Californians who have been working

There are many Californians who are involved with Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits -- both recipients and employees with the Social Security Administration -- who are concerned about the perception of who is allowed to receive SSD benefits. As election races ramp up throughout California and the rest of the country, Social Security Disability is a frequent topic.

When osteoarthritis leads to an inability to work in California

Many Californians live with osteoarthritis, more commonly known as "arthritis." And, with the California's population steadily aging over time, millions more will find themselves dealing with this difficult medical condition in the years to come. For some Californians, the condition is nothing more than a minor irritant. But, for others, the condition becomes so bad that they are faced with a complete inability to work, even before they retire.

The costs of living with a spine injury in California

Many Californians who are receiving Social Security Disability benefits are facing an inability to work due to a spine injury. Whether the injury was the result of a workplace accident or a condition that slowly developed over time, being unable to work because of a spine injury can leave a Los Angeles resident in bad shape, both physically and financially.

What are some of the most well-known illnesses covered by SSD?

There are so many illnesses in the world today that it can be hard for Californians to keep track of them all. Some of the most well-known illnesses, like cancer and heart disease, are well-known for a certain reason: they are among the leading causes of death for Californians. These illnesses are the subject of a variety of public awareness campaigns, as both government entities and non-profit organizations attempt to garner more awareness of what it takes to avoid or detect these illnesses.

Repeated attempts at applying for Californian SSD benefits

Most of our California readers probably know that approximately 60 percent of the applications that the Social Security Administration receives for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are denied. The work and medical requirements that need to be met for an application for SSD benefits to be approved are part of a process designed to ensure that only qualified applicants receive benefits. So, if a Los Angeles resident is denied Social Security Disability benefits, is that person unable to ever apply for SSD benefits again? As was noted in a recent news article, the answer is, "no."

Becoming a "representative payee" for California SSD benefits

Los Angeles residents who are living with a disability will probably have a limited ability to function in quite a few ways. Some Californians are so disabled that they are unable to do even the most routine of daily tasks, and those people need near-constant assistance. If people in this situation have the appropriate level of work credits, they may be able to qualify to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

Can Californians get SSD benefits and veteran's benefits?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for just one portion of the federal benefits that get paid out to Californians. To be sure, the benefits that the SSA is responsible for are some of the most important, including retirement benefits, Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income. But, there are other types of benefits that a Los Angeles residence can qualify for -- one in particular is veteran's benefits.

California SSD benefits recipients expected to decrease

Some of our Los Angeles readers may have noticed that the discussions about Social Security Disability (SSD) and other Social Security programs are getting quite a few news headlines these days. Among those who have political ambitions -- particularly many of the presidential candidates -- the current discussion is focused on how to address perceived problems involving the funding of SSD benefits.

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