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The Invisible Disability Stigma

The Invisible Disability Stigma

Many people are unfamiliar with the story of Rosemary Kennedy, who was JFK’s youngest sister. As a child, Rosemary had some learning difficulties. But she participated in most family activities. She met the King when her father, Joseph Kennedy, was the American...

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Will My Doctor Tell Me To Apply For SSD/SSDI?

Will My Doctor Tell Me To Apply For SSD/SSDI?

This is an interesting question which we hear a lot. Many doctors never advise their patients to apply for disability benefits. In fact, many won’t even bring up the subject unless their patient brings it up first. A doctor may be concerned that if their patient...

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July is Fireworks & Wellness Month

July is Fireworks & Wellness Month

For the first time in what may seem like forever since the beginning of the Coronavirus lockdown, July 2021 featured family and fireworks as we celebrated our nation’s independence. We also paused to celebrate the many veterans who made this freedom possible. There...

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Breast Cancer & Social Security Disability Benefits

Breast Cancer & Social Security Disability Benefits

This illness is one of the most common and most deadly forms of cancer. About one in eight women, and one in eight hundred men, will contract a serious form of breast cancer during their lifetimes. Furthermore, other than lung cancer, breast cancer has the highest...

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Extra Benefits for SSI/SSDI Recipients Living In Tennessee

Extra Benefits for SSI/SSDI Recipients Living In Tennessee

Largely because of rising inflation, Social Security Insurance recipients could see the highest Cost of Living Adjustment in over a decade when the calendar flips to 2022. Of course, that estimate is subject to change. The Social Security Administration will not...

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COVID-19 Increases SSA Disability Applications

COVID-19 Increases SSA Disability Applications

The coronavirus pandemic was hard on everyone, especially disabled people. Persons with disabilities, especially if that disability involved a compromised immune system, were much more likely to get seriously ill. Furthermore, disabled people are especially sensitive...

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SSI-SSDI Scammers Use Multiple Tactics To Get Your Info

SSI-SSDI Scammers Use Multiple Tactics To Get Your Info

It would be nice to think that the stresses of the past year have brought out the best in people around the world. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case—much as it would be great if it were. The various stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a windfall for scammers,...

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What is Children’s SSI and How does it work?

What is Children’s SSI and How does it work?

Many people know that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has benefits that people with disabilities can apply for. These benefits come from a variety of sources—either Social Security tax that workers pay during their employment, or from public taxes from those...

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Women’s History Month and the SSA

Women’s History Month and the SSA

Women’s History Month is in full swing, with events around the country honoring the important roles women have played in American history. This national celebration has its origins in 1982—what began as Women’s History Week has since expanded into a month recognizing...

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SSI/SSDI Reconsiderations and Appeals in the Coronavirus Era

SSI/SSDI Reconsiderations and Appeals in the Coronavirus Era

COVID-19 has altered our lives in more ways that we can count. The Social Security Administration’s appeal and reconsideration process, which is usually a part of the benefits process, has changed as well. But for the most part, these changes are structural. Beneath...

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