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Everything You Need to Know About Social Security Compassionate Allowance Programme

Everything You Need to Know About Social Security Compassionate Allowance Programme
The Compassionate Allowance List allows for accelerated clearance for certain significant and easily proven ailments. In response to complaints about long delays in getting disability decisions, the Social Security Administration (SSA) now offers a Compassionate Allowances programme for disabled employees who have filed for Social Security disabili...
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Onset Day or AOD for SSDI

Onset Day or AOD for SSDI
The "alleged start date" decides when you become eligible for disability payments and how far back you will be paid. If you were handicapped before applying for SSDI, you may get retroactive benefits for up to 12 months from the day you applied. To be eligible for a full year of backpay, you must have been handicapped for at least 17 months prior t...
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Can You Receive Disability Benefits if You Have Chronic GERD?

Can You Receive Disability Benefits if I Have Chronic GERD?
Acid peptic disease, sometimes known as APD, is a series of illnesses. Acid and peptic activity in stomach secretions cause all of these illnesses. APD occurs when stomach acid irritates the inner cells (mucosal layer). In acid peptic diseases, the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum are the most commonly afflicted organs. What exactly causes acid pe...
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Do You Have to Be a US Citizen to Get Social Security Disability?

Acceptable Proofs of Citizenship for SSDI Benefits If You Live Abroad
To be eligible for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI), you must earn less than a certain amount per month (or be considered capable of doing substantial gainful activity), have paid FICA taxes to the Social Security Administration for a certain number of years (usually at least five to ten years), and meet certain citizenship or lawful res...
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Ways to Qualify for Disability Benefits for Breast Cancer

Ways to Qualify for Disability Benefits for Breast Cancer
When you have breast cancer, you might be judged medically qualified for SSDI or SSI disability benefits in three ways. Breast cancer will be the most common cancer in the world by 2021. In the United States, approximately 264,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women each year, with 2,400 cases reported in men. When breast cancer is diagno...
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How Much is the Social Security COLA 2022? | Updates for 2023

How Much is the Social Security COLA 2022? | Updates for 2023
More than 70 million Americans who receive Social Security payments should anticipate the highest inflation increase to their monthly checks in four decades next year. Disability claimants get a slight cost-of-living adjustment to their Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits every year....
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How to Qualify for SSDI Benefits for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

How to Qualify for Disability for ALS?
When diagnosed with ALS, you become immediately eligible for disability benefits and Medicare. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal motor neuron disease. It is distinguished by progressive nerve cell degeneration in the spinal cord and brain. It's also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, after the renowned baseball player who died as a result ...
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Social Security Disability Work Credits

Social Security Disability Work Credits
To be eligible for SSDI, you must pass a recent work test and a duration of employment test. People over the age of 18 who meet the medical criteria for disability and have earned the required number of work credits in the required amount of time are eligible to receive monthly Social Security Disability (SSD) payments from the Social Security Admi...
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California Short-Term Disability Benefits

California Short-Term Disability Benefits
Through payroll deductions, the state of California requires all employees to contribute to its short-term disability insurance (SDI) program. At the point when representatives become unfit to work because of incapacity, they can gather week by week profits by the program until they are either all set back to work or the advantages terminate. The E...
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Disability Symptoms for Hepatic Encephalopathy

SSDI for Hepatic Encephalopathy
According to the American Liver Foundation, more than 30 million Americans suffer some form of liver disease. Medical qualifying for disability is "automatic" when a disease is chronic or advanced, including cases needing a liver transplant, albeit you must still make an application and present medical documents to support your claim. Disability Sy...
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How are Social Security Disability Benefits Taxed

How are Social Security Disability Benefits Taxed
Social Security disability is taxed, although most recipients do not pay taxes on it. Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) are taxable, but most disability applicants do not pay them since they have little other income. However, around one-third of Social Security disability recipients pay taxes, primarily as a consequence of their spouse's o...
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SSDI Benefits for Ataxia-telangiectasia​

SSDI Benefits for Ataxia-telangiectasia​
SSDI Benefits for Ataxia-telangiectasia​ Millions more Social Security Disability petitions will be received by the Social Security Administration this year. At the first stage of the application procedure, only 30% of these claims will be approved. If they want to be considered for disability benefits in the future, the remaining 70% of appli...
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Hereditary Telangiectasia Disability Case SSDI Benefits

Hereditary Telangiectasia Disability Case SSDI Benefits
Genetic Telangiectasia (also known as Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, HHT, Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome, and Osler-Weber-Rendu sickness) is a hereditary ailment in which the development of defective blood vessels increases. Excess blood vessels can develop in the skin, mucosal membranes, and even organs. The organs listed below are commonly af...
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Deep Vein Thrombosis and Disability Benefits

Deep Vein Thrombosis and Disability Benefits
Thrombosis and Disability Benefits DVT is caused by a thrombus, or blood clot, forming deep within your veins, most usually in your legs. When a clot develops, it inhibits blood flow to the affected location, resulting in pain or swelling. DVTs are particularly dangerous because the clot may detach and lodge in other parts of your body, causing an ...
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How to Get SSDI Benefits for Breast Cancer?

How to Get SSDI Benefits for Breast Cancer?
To be eligible for SSDI or SSI due to breast cancer, you must be unable to work and your cancer must have lasted a year or longer – or be projected to last a year or more. Breast cancer affects one out of every eight women throughout her lifetime. Two-thirds of breast cancer patients are above the age of 55. The majority of the others are between t...
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SSDI for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for Veterans

SSDI for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for Veterans
A disabled veteran with lasting physical and mental impairments from a severe TBI may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Veterans with brain injuries or related illnesses that resulted from military service have more chances of getting disability compensation, often within a 100 days of applying for disabi...
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SSDI vs VA Benefits for Veterinarians

SSDI vs VA Benefits for Veterinarians
Because disabled veterans can receive both Social Security disability payments and veterans disability benefits, they will nearly always have to deal with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Many veterinarians may be surprised to learn how dissimilar the two systems are. In this blog, we'll go over the basic aspects of the Social Security sys...
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Social Security Disability and Heart Transplant

Social Security Disability and Heart Transplant
There may be financial assistance available to you if you need a heart transplant and are unable to work as a result of your condition. People who have become disabled as a result of a life-threatening illness like heart failure are eligible for assistance through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. Even though medical technolo...
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How Are Your SSDI Payments Calculated in 2022?

How Are Your SSDI Payments Calculated in 2022?
For 2022, the Social Security Administration announced a 5.9% increase in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. Unlike veterans' benefits, workers' compensation, or Supplemental Security Money (SSI), SSDI is fully based on your lifetime earnings, regardless of how severe your impairment is or how much income you have. Soc...
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SSDI Benefits for Children of Disabled Parents

SSDI Benefits for Children of Disabled Parents
A monthly cash benefit is also available for children of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries. Your dependent kid may be eligible for Social Security payments if you are disabled and receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The child need not have a disability to be eligible. But the kid needs to be: - Single, age...
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