Congress Approves Funds to Reduce Backlogged SSDI Claims

The backlog of 1.1 million people currently awaiting determinations or an appeal hearings on their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims is no laughing matter, but it’s about to get the much-needed attention it deserves. Congress approved approximately $150 million to address the backlogged hearings and related activities just before the 115th Congress recessed for [...]

Top 10 States with Most Disability Insurance Backlogs

A recent report put out by Allsup ranks the top 10 backlogged states with the most residents awaiting a Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits determination or appeals hearing. The report ranking is based on data generated through the end of December 2016 by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA also reports that the [...]

Top 6 Mistakes Made Filing for Social Security Disability

There are a lot of reasons a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim can get rejected for, but mostly it can be a very basic mistake. Since these benefits can mean the difference between remaining self-sufficient or going into a financial crisis, it can make a lot of sense to have legal representation from the [...]

SSA’s eHealth Exchange Speeds up VA and Disability Decisions

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that they were partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to launch a new Health IT initiative whereby Social Security (SS) disability case processing sites will now automatically receive medical records from all VA facilities electronically. This will speed up decisions on SS disability claims, making the [...]

Daryl Hannah discusses personal struggle with autism

Most people likely associate actress Daryl Hannah with blockbuster hit movies such as Splash and Wall Street. In more recent years, the 52-year-old reclusive actress has shied away from the limelight and become a vocal and active environmentalist and animal rights activist. While much of Hannah's life has remained a mystery, the actress recently opened [...]

By |2019-02-08T20:53:35+00:00September 27th, 2013|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

Children with intellectual disabilities not getting flu shots

Children who suffer from a variety of disabilities already face challenges in their everyday lives that other people may not ever experience. Often times, a child's disability requires ongoing care, intensive medical treatments and economic assistance in the form of Supplemental Security Income. But despite the widespread awareness that these children require extra attention and [...]

By |2019-02-08T20:51:09+00:00September 19th, 2013|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

Researchers cite yet another benefit of eating fish regularly

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 50 million Americans are currently living with some form of arthritis. Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that most readily affects individuals over the age of 50. Individuals who develop arthritis experience painful swelling in their joints that may interfere with normal everyday activities and [...]

By |2018-08-31T19:29:29+00:00September 11th, 2013|Social Security Disability|0 Comments