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Employee Disability Benefits Are Becoming Costlier and More Complicated

Employee Disability Benefits Are Becoming Costlier and More Complicated

More employers are asking their employees to pay for their own disability coverage, according to Reuters.  Employers are also placing […]

Increased Medicare Part B Premiums Could Impact Social Security Benefits

Increased Medicare Part B Premiums Could Impact Social Security Benefits

Medicare provides health care coverage for most Americans over the age of 65, as well as most social security disability […]

Rise in Unemployment Rate of Persons with Disabilities

Rise in Unemployment Rate of Persons with Disabilities

The unemployment rate for persons with disabilities has reached its highest rate since tracking began in 2008, according to a […]

Impact of SSA Cuts on Social Security Disability Benefits

Impact of SSA Cuts on Social Security Disability Benefits

Earlier this year Congress cut the operating budget of the Social Security Administration (SSA) by approximately $1 billion and the […]

Impact of Social Security Disability Benefits on Other Types of Benefits

Impact of Social Security Disability Benefits on Other Types of Benefits

If you are unable to work, you are likely eligible to receive social security disability benefits.  You should be aware […]

Differences Between Social Security Disability Benefits and Social Security Retirement Benefits

Differences Between Social Security Disability Benefits and Social Security Retirement Benefits

Social security disability benefits, such as SSDI and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), are administered through the Social Security Administration, as […]

Center for Disability Awareness Releases 2011 Long-Term Disability Claims Review

Center for Disability Awareness Releases 2011 Long-Term Disability Claims Review

More than $8 billion in disability insurance payments were made by Center for Disability Awareness (CDA) member companies to over […]

How an Attorney Can Help With Your Social Security Disability Claim

How an Attorney Can Help With Your Social Security Disability Claim

The process of applying for social security disability benefits – whether Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance […]

Significant Increase in SSDI Claims Pushes Social Security to Brink of Insolvency

Significant Increase in SSDI Claims Pushes Social Security to Brink of Insolvency

Social Security disability applications are up nearly 50 percent from a decade ago and, according to new congressional estimates, the […]

Reduced Office Hours at Social Security Offices

Reduced Office Hours at Social Security Offices

Social Security field offices throughout the country began closing their doors to the public 30 minutes earlier each day beginning […]

Is Addiction A Brain Disease?

Is Addiction A Brain Disease?

The cause of various addictions – such as drug addiction, alcohol addiction and even compulsive gambling – has long been […]