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Are you receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? Would you like to be able to work? The Social Security Administration (SSA)’s Ticket to Work program sounds right for you! This voluntary program helps SSDI and SSI beneficiaries find work suited to their abilities which can help them become financially independent…. Read More

As of December 18th, 2018, the CalABLE program is live and accepting new enrollees. The California Achieving a Better Life Experience (CalABLE) Program, signed into law by Governor Brown in 2015, allows qualified people with disabilities and their families to save more money without the fear of losing government assistance. How the CalABLE Program Works… Read More

More than 67 million Americans will enjoy a 2.8% cost of living increase in their Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Veterans Disability Compensation in 2019. The increase is the largest since 2012. By law the cost of living, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index for Urban… Read More

The Definition Of Disability

By Kenton Koszdin on September 4, 2018
In Disability Insurance

In 1954, the Congress established the first operating disability program under the Social Security Act. The 1954 amendments established a disability “freeze” for disabled workers—i.e., excluding a disabled worker’s periods of disability when calculating retirement benefits. The 1954 law defined disability as: Blindness, or The inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason… Read More

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is vital to the American workforce for significant reasons. First and foremost, the program provides necessary financial support for disabled workers and their families. Almost half of the SSDI program’s recipients depend on SSDI for the majority of their income. Twenty percent receive almost all their income from the SSDI… Read More

Social Security’s decision as to whether an individual is disabled is reached by first determining if an applicant can engage in “Substantial Gainful Activity” (SGA). The Social Security Administration (SSA) adjusts the amount of monthly earnings considered as “Substantial Gainful Activity” annually. Anyone who is unable to engage in substantial gainful activity is eligible to receive… Read More

If you or someone you know has a genitourinary disorder resulting from certain conditions including, but not limited to, a kidney transplant, dialysis, or even anorexia, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listing of Impairments (the “Listings”). The Listing of Impairments lists impairments considered severe… Read More

If you or someone you know has a genitourinary disorder resulting from certain conditions including, but not limited to, a kidney transplant, dialysis, or even anorexia, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listing of Impairments (the “Listings”). The Listing of Impairments lists impairments considered severe… Read More

If you or someone you know has a genitourinary disorder resulting from a kidney transplant or chronic kidney disease, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listing of Impairments (the “Listings”). The Listing of Impairments lists impairments considered severe enough to prevent an individual from performing… Read More

The more that applicants for disability benefits know about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers and evaluates their type of disability, the more prepared they will be for the road ahead as the SSA considers benefit eligibility. As the claims process for disability benefits may not only be long and arduous, but complicated and… Read More

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