There are many Floridians who do not speak English in the home. Many, if not most of these people have come to the United States, specifically Florida, for better opportunities. Despite the United States being known as a land of opportunity, it is still difficult to land that all-important job when a person cannot speak English very well. People in this situation may need a hand up until they can get on their feet, and, as a current discussion about Social Security illustrates, they may be able to get that hand up from disability benefits.
Florida residents who are seeking benefits for illness or injury from the Social Security Administration (SSA) might not be political junkies or keep a close eye on the back and forth between political parties regarding legal issues. But the politics that are in play in the current climate can't be ignored when it comes to the rules by which Social Security disability benefits are allocated. Knowing what's under current discussion and how it can influence benefits can make the process easier for prospective claimants.
People in Kissimmee and throughout the state who don't believe they have a disability that meets the Social Security Administration's requirements to be awarded benefits might not put much stock in keeping abreast of issues under current discussion. This, however, is likely a mistake. The SSA requirements sometimes change based on circumstances and a person who wasn't eligible at one point might meet SSA requirements under the evaluation process as they evolve or the person's issues worsen.
When people in Florida have questions about how the U.S. government goes about determining disability, there are many issues to sort through. The Social Security Administration has ways in which they make their determination. Sometimes, there is SSA news important to those who are in the process of moving forward with a claim if they believe they meet the SSA requirements. It's important for those who are planning to apply to keep track of issues under current discussion.
Many people in Kissimmee rely on assistance from the government to make ends meet and help them survive. No matter the reason a person needs Social Security disability benefits, any increase in the benefits can be beneficial. Periodically, the Social Security administration will increase the amount that people receive. It's important for those who are receiving benefits or seeking benefits to keep track of the SSA news to know if and when there will be a cost-of-living adjustment, also referred to as COLA.
Filing for Social Security benefits is often a major step in an individual's life in Florida. Obtaining this benefit could mean the ability to make ends meet while they receive treatment for the disability they were either born with or suffered recently in an accident. In order to receive these benefits, the Social Security Administration must approve them, but if these claims are not decided properly, applicants who are generally not eligible could be awarded these benefits, causing other to be denied.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced a cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits for next year. An increase for beneficiaries is intended to cover the higher cost of consumer goods. According to the SSA information, benefits will increase by 1.7 percent in 2015. Approximately 64 million individuals who receive disability and retirement income benefits will be impacted by the SSA's news concerning the cost-of-living adjustment. Individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (disability benefits for indigent, disabled, blind or elderly individuals that lack sufficient income and resources) will see the increase at the end of the year.
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.
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.