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May 2014 Archives

SSI: an alternative Social Security program for the disabled

On this blog, we frequently write about Social Security disability in many of aspects, including the application process, qualifying impairments, and appeals. What we don’t write about very much is the fact that there is another disability benefits program administered by the Social Security Administration. This program goes by the name Supplemental Security Income.

Don’t count on SSDI—cover yourself with long-term disability insurance

Long-term disability can be a major upsetting factor in one’s life. One of the most concerning areas of life serious disability affects is the ability to work and continue bringing in an income. In cases of serious disability Social Security disability benefits may be available, and those who feel they may qualify and should certainly look into the matter.

Costs of failing to treat mental health issues can be high

Mental health care is an important issue for all of us individually and as a society. Failing to provide financial and heath care support to those with mental illnesses certainly comes with a cost. Oftentimes these costs include involvement with police and the criminal justice system, or emergency hospitalizations which can cost an arm and a leg, so to speak. All of this can cost a lot of money.

VA faces lawsuit alleging benefits discrimination

For veterans struggling with a service-related condition or impairment, it isn’t always easy to obtain disability benefits. One type of claim that can be particularly challenging to have approved is a disability claim for PTSD based on military sexual trauma. In recent years, it has become more and more clear how big of an issue sexual assault is in the military. Those who suffer from the fallout of a terrible experience deserve to be supported.