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Social Security Administration showing its age

The Social Security Administration was created in 1935 as a way to help retiring and disabled workers avoid poverty. The SSA recently turned 79-years-old, and provides many necessary services to the American public. This includes approving Social Security disability benefits and distributing retirement benefits.

Autism and Social Security disability benefits

Kissimmee resident who suffer from a disability know that Social Security Disability Income can be an important source of income. In this recent blog post, this blog explained how difficult it can be for people -- especially young people -- to obtain SSDI benefits when they are struggling with mental illness. The requirements that people need to meet can be arduous for people who are struggling as it is.

SSDI payments and retirement age

Many seniors look forward to retirement. It's a time where they can stop working and enjoy themselves and everything they have worked their entire lives for. They can travel, take up hobbies or spend time with friends and family. Additionally, once they reach age 66, Social Security can provide a boost in their income that provides some financial security.

What are the levels of social security disability appeals?

Millions of Americans rely on Social Security Disability payments in order to meet their basic needs. These people are suffering from medical conditions that keep them from working. This income is vital for many of these individuals. Therefore, when the Social Security Administration denies an application for SSDI or revokes a person's SSDI, the consequences can be serious.

SSDI can be difficult for people suffering with mental illness

For many years, there has been a stigma surrounding mental illness that has made some people reluctant to get help. While these barriers are slowly breaking down, some claim that young people are still having trouble getting the help they need to fight mental illness.

Cancer patients should explore all their financial options

Many people's worst fear is being diagnosed with a life-threatening medical illness. Unfortunately, that is the reality for many Floridians. Every day, people are diagnosed with cancer. This oftentimes aggressive and mutli-faceted illness does not discriminate. Everyone from young children to the elderly can be afflicted. Families who are facing a cancer diagnosis generally need to deal with medical uncertainties and extremely high medical costs.

SSDI computer system struggles after 6 years of development

Around 19 million people in the United States rely on Social Security Disability income (SSDI) for their financial security. Many more -- around 660,000 people -- are awaiting decisions on their SSDI applications. Nearly one million people are awaiting a decision on appeal, including Florida residents.

What information is necessary to prove a qualifying SSDI injury?

Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) provides income for Florida residents who have been diagnosed with certain medical ailments or who have suffered certain injuries. SSDI provides valuable income for people who are unable to work.

Sudden disability story is a familiar one for SSDI applicants

Our post earlier this week focused on the very real threat that disability can strike anyone at any time, without warning and regardless of current physical health. This is one of the many reasons why keeping programs like Social Security Disability Insurance adequately funded should be a non-political issue with widespread support.