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June 2014 Archives

What will happen to Social Security disability benefits in 2016?

Any person who has had to go through the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits likely knows that the system is flawed and in serious need of reform. Applications are denied right away to clear up huge backlogs; appeals can take a long time due to high caseloads for judges; and allegations of fraudulent claims are creating more stress on the already floundering system.

Administrative judge approvals under scrutiny

Many people who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits will learn that their initial application has been denied. Unfortunately, this is very common. Some people argue that many of the initial rejections stem from untrained state agency workers. Others believe that the trend in denying initial claims developed as a way of quickly dealing with an enormous backlog in SSDI applications. But no matter why an initial claim is denied, it can be appealed and heard by an administrative judge.

Using technology to prevent manic episodes in bipolar patients

Last month, we wrote a blog post discussing how technological advancements are working to help people suffering from Parkinson's disease. In that post, which can be found here, we explored some of the new possibilities and opportunities that are being developed to help prevent or identify physical or psychological conditions in an effort to improve treatment and care.

Report: 48 percent of disability recipients are women

The process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits is a complex one that many residents of Atlanta will need to deal with at some point if they become injured or sick and cannot work. People who rely on SSDI benefits receive an average of about $1,130 a month, which can provide the crucial financial support disabled workers need to care for themselves and their families. However, it is a complicated system that can be difficult for any person to navigate.

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