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Social Security Disability Benefits and Thresholds Increase for 2013

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Social Security Disability Benefits and Thresholds Increase for 2013

Rising prices can easily erode the ability of Social Security Disability benefit recipients to pay for their basic needs. The good news is that the Social Security Administration keeps a close eye on the Consumer Price Index, and they have made upward adjustments to make life a bit easier for many disabled Americans. From the… Read More »

Compassionate Allowances Can Provide the Severely Disabled a Fast Track to Federal Benefits

Only a relatively small number of people manage to get initial Social Security Disability (SSD) claims accepted without going through one or more steps of the appeals process. With each appeals step, claimants can wait for months while their claims go through the review process at the Social Security Administration (SSA). These delays can cause… Read More »

Wounded Warriors Can Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits, Too

Injured veterans are eligible for expedited Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Any veteran wounded after October 1, 2001, no matter the cause or place of the injury is eligible for these services.   Even veterans in active duty status and receiving military pay might still be eligible for SSD. The determining factor, of course, is… Read More »

Social Security Disability Claimants Double in Twenty Years

In the last two decades the number of Americans receiving Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) has more than doubled from 5.2 million to 11.7 million by the close of 2011. Analysts explain the rise two ways: the aging Baby Boomer population is now more prone to illness and accidents, and the fact that more women… Read More »