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Can I Get Social Security Benefits For Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

A little girl born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1 was given two years to live. That was back in 2013, and now she is fighting to enjoy every day of life. She has managed to learn her ABCs and 123s, but her parents have made several sacrifices to give her a good life. Despite her mother’s fulltime care, this little girl’s family still struggles with the medical expenses her condition can incur. Is there any help out there for others suffering from SMA? Can You Get Social Security Benefits For Spinal Muscular Atrophy? Depending on the severity of your symptoms, a person with SMA can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In order to claim SSDI benefits you must have a qualifying work history, and your condition must prevent you from working. However, after two years collecting SSDI you can enroll in…
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Why Are Some People’s Social Security Benefits Disappearing?

A company was managing around $51,000 worth of Social Security funds for a woman with mental disabilities. Then the company suddenly closed, and now this woman’s caretakers are frantically searching for her now missing money. Can the money be found? Was this company a scam? Were there other victims? Why Are Some People’s Social Security Benefits Disappearing? The company—Crossroads, Inc.—helped manage the Social Security funds of beneficiaries who don’t have the ability to manage their benefits themselves. This business had a direct line to the Social Security Administration, but as of late June, that line seems to be dead. If you go to the front door of the Crossroads, Inc. office, you’ll find a sign that says “closed.” It also directs people to go to the Social Security office on West Cary Street in Richmond, Virginia if they are looking for their benefits check. The only problem is that the…
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Does The SSA Need To Change The Way It Pays?

Currently there are two major ways that the Social Security Administration pays claimants of Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance. SSA either pays the beneficiary directly or it pays a representative payee. This allows the Administration to help people with disabilities who can’t manage their benefits themselves, but a new study questions if the SSA is going about this the right way. Does The SSA Need To Change The Way It Pays? The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine just released a report studying the payee structure of the SSA, and the Institute doesn’t like what it sees. The report says that the SSA doesn’t have a clear set of procedures to establish whether or not a beneficiary is capable of managing their finances, nor does it have a procedure in place to determine if a claimant might lose the ability to…
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