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November 2018 Archives

What are common reasons people apply for disability benefits?

More than the 150 million Americans currently receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), coverage that's paid for using Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) paycheck deductions. At the same time, only one-third of all workers maintain private disability insurance. There are some common reasons that workers apply for SSDI.

Be careful when appointing a health care proxy

A health care proxy is someone that you can select to relay your medical wishes to doctors should be you become incapacitated or unable to voice them yourself. Once you draft one of these, it can change the course of your life. There are certain qualities that you should look for when appointing someone to this role.

4 ways social media can damage a relationship

Social media is a fixture of modern life. Odds are that you and your spouse are using it in one fashion or another. While it can be helpful and fun, you have to remember that it also poses a bit of a risk. It can damage your relationship in some ways you may not expect.

If you are overweight, do you qualify for disability benefits?

When a person's physical condition prevents him or her from working and holding gainful employment, that person could qualify for disability benefits. As Michigan readers know, this is often the case for people with certain types of medical conditions and mental disorders. You may not know that it could also apply to people with obesity and weight-related health problems.