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October 2016 Archives

Supplemental Security Income will increase for next year

Recipients of Social Security, including Supplemental Security Income, will receive a cost-of-living increase for next year after no increase in 2016. The Social Security Administration recently announced the 0.3 percent increase for 2017, which will begin in December for recipients of Supplemental Security Income. Benefits were last adjusted in 2014.

How to approach a denial of Social Security disability benefits

In addition to understanding how to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, it is also important to understand how to appeal a denial of benefits. It is important to keep in mind that the majority of claims for Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits are initially denied; however, there is the option to appeal. It is always important to keep in mind that there are options if SSD benefits have been denied.

Workers' Compensation FAQs

Not content to sit in an office cube typing on a computer all day, you enjoy the physical aspects of your job. Sure, what you do is demanding, but you appreciate that you have something to show for your effort at day's end. You can't complain because the pay is good and your coworkers know how to have a fun time. Unlike other individuals, you don't take your work home with you. Everything is left at the construction site at the end of the shift.

How long can I get Social Security disability benefits?

When applying for Social Security disability benefits, or receiving SSD benefits, you may wonder how long you can receive the benefits that are important to you for your daily life. The Social Security Administration conducts reviews of all SSD recipients receiving disability benefits. The medical conditions of all recipients of SSD benefits are reviewed by the SSA from time to time.

Woman appeals loss of Social Security disability benefits

In a community a few hours north of the Atlanta area, in a neighboring state, a young disabled woman recently lost her Social Security disability benefits and Medicare assistance. The woman suffers from epilepsy and suffered from seizures she was unable to control until a year ago. Epilepsy is a chronic medical condition that can result in unexpected seizures. Epilepsy can be debilitating and cause sufferers to be unable to work if the seizures cannot be reliably controlled with medication. If an epileptic is unable to receive their medication, the situation can be serious.

Further study into the appeals process

If you have been following our blog, you know that there is an appeals process for individuals whose application for benefits has been denied. When your claim is denied, you will receive a letter that will provide the reason for the rejection of the application. It is at this point that you can begin the appeals process.

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