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Is It Becoming Harder to Get Disability Benefits?

The amount of people applying for Social Security disability benefits is going down. This is unexpected news for experts, advocates and political leaders. And though some are celebrating this change in enrollment, others are asking why. Is SSDI Enrollment Going Down? According to The New York Times, new enrollments for Social Security disability benefits have gone down. In 2001, enrollments were at an all-time high of 2.02 million, but those numbers have fallen dramatically. Last year, there were under 1.5 million enrollments, and the downward trend seems to be continuing. The total number of recipients for the program is also going down. Members of the baby boomer generation are reaching retirement age in record numbers. This has caused the number of disability recipients to go down as these people are moved to retirement benefits. This has also extended the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) financial forecast. Just two years ago, the…
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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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