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November 2012 Archives

What are Compassionate Allowances?

The Social Security Administration makes a specific effort to provide benefits as quickly as possible to applicants with very serious medical conditions. This process of expedition is part of what the SSA calls Compassionate Allowances, which identified specific diseases and conditions that obviously meet the qualifications, even with minimal medical information.

Social Security options for people with HIV/AIDS

With World AIDS day coming up on December 1, we are reminded of the debilitating virus and illness of HIV/AIDS. A public affairs officer from the Social Security Administration recently urged those with HIV/AIDS to examine their options under Social Security. He emphasized that applications from people with HIV/AIDS are processed quickly.

What is Supplemental Security Income?

October 30 marked the 40th anniversary of the Supplemental Security Income program, which was signed into law in 1972 by President Richard Nixon. There are 8 million elderly, blind, or disabled Americans who receive benefits from SSI, as the program seeks to reduce poverty in these demographics and prevent homelessness. SSI gives these people to opportunity to remain as part of their communities, rather than being residents of institutions.

Unemployment rates for disabled rise in third quarter

Georgia residents may be interested in some staggering data presented recently about SSDI. Though applications for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits have remained the same, the unemployment rate for disabled Americans has increased, according to a study by Allsup. The study showed that the disabled have an unemployment rate which is 73 percent higher than that of people without disabilities.

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