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Can my Social Security disability benefit be garnished?

While this blog has talked a lot about what residents of Central Florida can do to obtain disability benefits through the Social Security Administration, it also important for disabled Floridians who need disability to understand what could happen to their monthly payments once they obtain them.

What can be done to speed up the appeals process?

As previous this blog have discussed, the Social Security Administration is currently facing an unprecedented backlog of cases where people in the Kissimmee, Florida, area and throughout the country who have been denied Social Security are awaiting a chance to have their cases reviewed by an administrative law judge. This wait can go on for months or even years, and many people wind up dying before they get Social Security Disability benefits.

Social Security Disability for blind individuals (part 2)

We'll pick up where we left off previously with our discussion of the kinds of benefits and support available from the Social Security Administration for people who are blind. The information is intended to be general in nature only, and not specific legal advice for any individual situation.

Social Security Disability for blind individuals (part 1)

Previously, in our discussion of the impending 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment to SSD benefits, we noted that blind individuals have some specific thresholds applicable to them. Let's take a deeper dive into the information provided by the SSA as to the kind of support that is available for blind or low-vision individuals who cannot work due to their disability.

What is the Social Security disability determination process?

When living with a disability, mental or physical, becomes overwhelming, it is important that disabled individuals understand their rights and options. Those in Florida and other states across the nation have the right to file for Social Security disability benefits if they are unable to work because of a disability and they are suffering from a qualifying disability. But how does one determine if they have a qualifying disability? And how is an applicant deemed eligible based on these standards?

Benefits from SSD program are not always enough

Being unable to work and provide for yourself financially is a difficult predicament to be in. While many reasons could place an individual in this unfortunate circumstance, many are in financial trouble because they are currently living with a disability. Whether it is due to an injury, illness or a condition he or she was born with, a disability can often make it challenging to get around, care for yourself or even hold down a job. Thus, many decide to partake in the journey to recover Social Security disability benefits.

Living with a disability and ways to cope with the situation

Whether it is due to an illness, disease or an injury, coming to terms that you have a disability is difficult. Regardless if it was something you were born with or acquired later in life, a disability can be challenging at any point in a person's life. Therefore, it is important to understand how to cope with this situation and obtain the help necessary to build a fulfilling life.

How can SSD benefits help children with special needs?

Caring for a child with special needs can be costly. Whether a child was diagnosed with a disability at birth or acquired during childhood, this situation is not only challenging for the child, but also their family. It is likely that accommodations will be required in their daily life. This could look like alterations to a home and a vehicle. This can also look like hiring a medical assistant, going through various medical treatments and daily medications.