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October is Liver Awareness Month

Submitted by emm on Fri, 10/04/2019 - 09:14

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.

My SSD Claim Was Denied, But I'm Still Too Ill to Work

Submitted by emm on Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:26

The SSDI application process is complicated, even for the most educated and prepared individual. According to data from the Social Security Administration (SSA), less than 40% of Social Security disability applications are approved at the initial application level.

If your case is one that receives an initial denial, you may appeal the decision. Depending on the state in which you live, you may be able to request a reconsideration. In certain states, a second individual who has no experience with your application will make a new decision.

Do I Need to Sell My Business To Qualify For Disability Benefits?

Submitted by emm on Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:24

Owning your own business is a very tricky topic when it comes to receiving Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) have different requirements regarding income.

However, they are the same in that you are not permitted to “earn income” when you are on either of these programs. To collect SSDI or SSI, you have to be unable to do more than a minimal amount of work.

Can I Accept Financial Help While Applying for SSDI?

Submitted by emm on Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:18

If you have experienced a health crisis that has prohibited you from working, chances are you are experiencing a difficult time in your life. In addition to trying to heal from your illness or injury, you are likely facing the stress of bills and financial responsibilities that may be beginning to stack up.

The application process for Social Security Disability benefits can be cumbersome and tedious, taking as long as six months for approval. As such, you will need to ensure your financial stability while your application is being processed.