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Returning to Work and its Effect on Disability Benefits

You are currently a recipient of Social Security Disability Insurance. There is an improvement in your medical condition that will allow you to go back to your pre-disability occupation. However, you are concerned about whether the improvement is real and whether you can consistently handle the pressures of being back at work. There is a provision in Social Security Disability administration to help you handle this transition phase.

Ways Disability Benefits Are Transferred to Family Members

When an individual is receiving Social Security Disability benefits, those benefits can sometimes also be received by certain family members. In order for your family members to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, those family members must be dependent upon you for their financial survival. For example, your spouse (if he or she is age 62 or older) and any children that you have may be entitled to benefits because these people rely upon you for support, but a sister or brother would not be.

Top Ways Disability Benefits Can Help You if Approved

Approximately 24.1 million Americans suffer from a severe disability. From dietary restrictions to assistive technology to chronic pain and hospitalizations, millions of people struggle with the accommodations their disabilities require them to make.

These accommodations are costly emotionally, physically, and financially for all involved, and can be discouraging to deal with.

October is Liver Awareness Month

National Liver Awareness Month is a month that was created to encourage people to be more aware of different liver conditions and to act early and be proactive in preventing and diagnosing liver disease.

According to the American Liver Foundation, almost 33,000 Americans succumb to liver cancer every year. There are several different liver disorders, and they each have risk factors.

A Loved One Is Too Disabled To Apply For Disability Benefits

If you have a loved one who is unable to work because of a medical condition, he or she may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA oversees two different disability programs, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If specific medical criteria are met and if the condition will last at least 12 months or is expected to result in the claimant’s death, then he or she should be approved.

How The SSA Determines If You're Disabled

If you're disabled and no longer capable of working, you may be wondering how the Social Security Administration (SSA) decides if you're disabled and no longer able to work. You may be surprised to know that there are many layers to disability approval, and no two cases are the same. The SSA will use its own medical manual, evaluations, and your work history to determine if you're disabled and unable to maintain employment.

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