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Did You Know These Facts About Social Security Disability?

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about Social Security Disability. So, the Social Security Administration and disability attorneys all over the nation try to do their part to squash myths and rumors while informing the public of the facts. In that spirit, here are some details you may not have known about Social Security Disability. 3 Facts About Social Security Disability You May Not Have Known Where the Benefits Come From– Some would have you believe that the benefits from Social Security Disability are an entitlement handed out at the expense of the taxpayer, but that isn’t true. The benefits from the program are generated by the 12.4 percent payroll tax all working Americans pay. To qualify for benefits, you must have worked, and your survivors can only claim benefits based on your work. How Many People Are Covered– If you work, and have worked for the required…
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Why Did the SSA Take Away an Epileptic Woman’s SSDI Benefits?

She used to hold down a full-time factory job before the seizures became too much to handle. Her epileptic condition became uncontrollable, and so this woman from Knoxville, Tennessee was forced to give up her job and claim Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). That was six years ago, and now she lives on her benefits with the help of her sister and her mother. However, something has come up that threatens to change everything and lock her out of the benefits she needs to get by. Why Is an Epileptic Woman Being Denied Her SSDI Benefits? About a year ago, this Knoxville woman’s doctor decided to put her on a new regimen of medications, and the results were miraculous. Since going on the medications, she has been seizure-free. This has allowed her to live a life more normal that she ever thought possible, but it has also caused her a…
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6 Social Security Terms People with Disabilities Need to Know

Do you know how many people in the United States live with a disability? The last survey from the U.S. Census Bureau said the 56.7 million Americans have a disability, and though many of these people are still able to work, some are not. However, our government has a system to help, and that’s why it is important for people with disabilities to know these critical terms. 6 Critical Social Security Terms You Need to Know Disability Benefits—A person who can’t work because of a qualifying medical condition can receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. But your condition must last at least one year or result in death and you have to have earned enough Social Security credits to qualify. Social Security Credits— Every $1,260 that you earn counts as a Social Security credit. You can only earn four a year and to qualify for Social Security, you must…
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