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June 2019 Archives

House votes to increase funding for disability benefits appeals

The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to allocate $300 million to help the Social Security Administration cut down waiting times for people seeking appeals for their disability benefits applications. If the measure becomes law, it could help address a problem that has plagued the Social Security Disability system for years.

Why does fibromyalgia sometimes lead to disability benefits?

Fibromyalgia is a medical disorder that has many impacts. When the symptoms of the disorder cause you problems that prevent you from being able to work, you might need to file for disability benefits. This isn't an easy process, but for fibro sufferers, it is sometimes the only option they have for being able to support themselves.

How can Social Security disability help with mental conditions?

Social Security disability benefits may not only be available because of physical injuries but also because of a disabling mental condition. To qualify for Social Security disability (SSD), however, the disabled individual must demonstrate that the mental condition they suffer from prevents them from working just like if they suffer from a disabling physical condition that prevents them from working.

Social Security disability basics

Social Security disability insurance is important for disabled individuals and their families to understand. It is also important for disabled individuals and their families to understand the Social Security disability process and how they can apply for and obtain benefits.

What is Supplemental Security Income and who can it help?

It is important for disabled individuals in Houston to understand the different government benefits available to help them. For those who qualify, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be one option to consider. There are different options available to disabled individuals through the Social Security Administration (SSA) based on different situations and circumstances, which is why disabled individuals and their families should be familiar with what may be available to them.