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Helping you acquire the SSD benefits you need

Unless you were born with a disabling condition, no one ever expects to acquire a disability later in life. Nonetheless, many Americans become disabled due to a serious injury or illness. This can put an individual in quite a predicament because they are no longer able to live life as they once did. Additionally, they are unable to return to work, which can present many financial challenges.

Are Social Security Disability benefits taxable?

Believe it or not, it is getting close to tax season yet again. For most people, getting their taxes filled out and filed might come with a big tax refund. For others, the news might not be as good. The one thing we all have in common in America is that we all, for the most part, have to go through this annual routine. However, those who receive Social Security Disability benefits may be thinking, are SSD benefits taxable?

Know what medical evidence you will need for SSD benefits

Many people will, at some point in life, find themselves disabled and facing a complete inability to work. These people will be searching for answers, chief among which might be "How will I support myself and my family financially"? If you are unable to work and earn an income, the answer to this question might not be all that easy. That is where Social Security Disability comes in.

Important facts for those who suffer from silicosis

If you work in certain industries, there are risks that are taken in the materials you work with. As an employee, you have the right to expect your employer to be aware of these and meet the regulations set by the government. Silicosis is a disease that is commonly seen in workers in certain industries, including sand blasting, ceramics work, stone cutting, quarrying, glass manufacturing, mining, construction and tunnel work.

Can family members receive SSD benefits based on your record?

Our readers in Los Angeles who are familiar with previous posts here know that certain people who qualify may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. But, what they may not know is that family members may be able to claim benefits based on an applicant's work history as well. How can family members claim Social Security Disability benefits?

Why the right help is so important when applying for SSD benefits

Facing a disability, whether mental or physical, can be difficult for any Los Angeles resident. For those who are dealing with a mental disability, the issue may have developed over a period of years into an issue that is so serious that the individual is unable to work any longer. Counseling sessions and medication might help, but sometimes these individuals simply cannot overcome the symptoms of their mental illness and participate in the workforce.

Fibromyalgia may make you eligible for SSD benefits

Millions of Americans find that they feel tired or have muscle pain on a regular basis, but have no obvious cause for these symptoms. According to the National Institute of Health, these people may suffer from a condition known as fibromyalgia, and a diagnosis may make them eligible for SSD benefits.

Social Security Disability has helped many Americans for 60 years

Government programs can get a lot of negative press coverage, which sometimes makes it difficult to see that these programs actually do help millions of Americans. In the case of Social Security Disability, it is a program that has been around for 60 years.

Once approved, will you receive SSD benefits for previous months?

Our Los Angeles readers know that the application process for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can take quite a bit of time to complete. First, there is the process of gather all of the documentation that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will need to review, as well as filling out the initial application. Then, once the initial application is submitted, it can take a few months for the SSA to complete the initial review process. From there, applicants can expect to either be approved or denied for SSD benefits.

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