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July 2015 Archives

When a back injury keeps you from returning to work


Most of our Los Angeles readers have probably either said or thought at one point or another, "My back hurts." Back pain is common for many people, although for some the problem is more serious than it is for others. A person's back has all types of human tissue -- bone, muscle, nerves and blood vessels. As a result, there is plenty of opportunity for something to go wrong.

Applying for SSD benefits, from start to finish


Anyone familiar with previous posts on this blog may be aware that applying for Social Security disability benefits is a process. Sometimes it is not easy, and it may not always be not quick. However, as long as an applicant in Los Angeles follows the appropriate steps and provides as many details regarding their disability as possible, the process can run smoothly.

Are more people living with disabilities than we realize?


Some people in Los Angeles see the benefit in paying for a private short-term disability insurance policy. These people figure that if they suffer an injury, like a broken foot or something else that might keep them from working, it is a good idea to have a source of income while missing work. However, many people either don't have these types of insurance policies, or they suffer injuries that will prevent them from working for much longer than a few weeks.

Are SSD benefits facing a potential decrease?


Many residents of Los Angeles lament the seemingly never-ending "crisis-to-crisis" style of governing that has been so prevalent over the last several years. However, when the two political parties control different branches of the government, consensus can be difficult to achieve. Compromise is usually the goal. According to a recent article, another "crisis" is quickly approaching -- and it could affect millions of Americans who receive Social Security disability benefits.

Social Security Disability statistics are in the news


In the past few months our Los Angeles readers have seen quite a few individuals jump into the field of presidential candidates, from both parties. For all intents and purposes it appears as if the race toward the 2016 presidential election is well underway. As a result, many candidates are moving past their initial introduction to the American people and into the nitty-gritty of policy details. One topic that is likely to continually arise throughout the course of the presidential election campaigns is potential reforms to the Social Security disability program.

How the SSA determines if one has an inability to work -- Part II


Part I of this multi-part series began to take a look at how the Social Security Administration makes the determination on whether or not a person has a complete inability to work. As most of our Los Angeles readers already know, this is a crucial step in the application process to receive Social Security Disability benefits. In Part II of this series, we will examine how the SSA determines whether or not a person is capable of doing any another job other than the one the person previously held.

The connection between veteran's benefits and SSD benefits


After more than a decade at war in various locations throughout the world, the United States is dialing back on many military efforts that had previously been fought on a large scale. Throughout the country, including in the Los Angeles area, men and women who served in military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan are now home and trying to readjust to civilian life.

How the SSA determines if you have an inability to work - Part I


Readers in the Los Angeles area who are familiar with previous posts on this blog know that there are quite a few requirements that need to be met in order to qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits. There are medical requirements, which a person can meet by showing documentation of their illness or injury, typically consisting of medical records.

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