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Will my disability payments stop because of the shutdown?

At this point, the federal government shutdown has lasted nearly two weeks. While many legislators are calling for it to end without President Trump being allocated money for his border wall, it's unclear if this will occur. If you rely on the Medicaid, Medicare or Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits that you receive to cover your basic necessities, then you'll be happy to know that your payments won't be affected no matter what decision lawmakers reach.

Supreme Court to rule if vocational experts determine disability

Over 10 million Americans qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in the United States. At least 7 million of those also receive for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). An individual's ability to qualify for benefits has historically rested in the hands of a vocational witness to decide. This may change come Dec. 4 when the Supreme Court rules whether this is fair.

Building your case when filing for Social Security Disability

A severe medical condition has kept you out of work for significant chunks of time, and your doctor tells you that you no longer can perform your job. Your doctor lets you know it's time to file for Social Security Disability.

You don't need your doctor's permission to file for disability

A lot of people who are too sick to continue working agonize over the idea of talking to their doctor and asking his or her permission to file for disability. They're often afraid of being rejected or being told that the doctor won't lend their support.

Common myths about Social Security Disability benefits

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are vital to millions of people who are too sick or too injured to work. These benefits help recipients pay for utility bills, food, housing and transportation. Some recipients use the benefits to pay for their medical care. Whatever the reason, there are some myths out there about the benefits that we would like to dispel in today's post.

Tips for a successful Social Security disabiliity claim

Whether you are completing an application online or mailing in a paper form for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you should know that one in three applications are denied at first.

How do I know if my disability qualifies me for benefits?

Social Security is for more than just retirement planning. Thousands of Americans with temporary or permanent disability use benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to make life with disabilities or recovery from them easier.

Can children qualify for disability benefits?

Children are a source of infinite joy and infinite worry. Parents experience a new level of emotions when they welcome children into the world. In some situations, these little loved ones may develop a serious illness or suffer a catastrophic injury. In some cases, these children may qualify for benefits through Social Security.

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