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America’s Growing Trend: Why People Are Planning to Take Social Security Earlier and Leave Behind Retirement Money

Submitted by Elizabeth on Wed, 09/13/2023 - 12:27

In recent years many Americans have been rethinking their retirement plans and when they should start collecting their Social Security benefits. Changes in the economy, changes in the workforce, and a sense of financial insecurity are all impacting the decisions that workers are making about Social Security.

20 Ways for You to Live a Richer Life Being Single in Retirement

Submitted by Elizabeth on Wed, 09/13/2023 - 11:14

In the United States many adults enter their retirement years alone. Estimates are that more than 27% of seniors 65 and older (or more than 20 million people) are living alone. But not having a partner in retirement doesn’t mean that you can’t have a rewarding and fulfilling third act.

4 Common Musculoskeletal Conditions that Qualify for Disability Benefits

Submitted by Elizabeth on Thu, 08/10/2023 - 14:50

There are many musculoskeletal conditions that qualify for disability benefits but the commonest ones are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and degenerative disc disease. These are the most severe musculoskeletal conditions which appear in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Blue Book. They are normally so severe that the victim is unable to work for at least 12 months.

What Common Health Problems Occur For People Over 50?

Submitted by Elizabeth on Wed, 08/02/2023 - 15:58

Here are some common details about health problems which affect people over the age of 50 and how they may qualify for disability benefits. The main requirement for disability benefits is that the health problem prevents the victim for working for at least 12 months.

Heart Disease

The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines a cardiovascular medical condition as any disorder that affects the functioning of the heart or the circulatory system.