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Are Disability Benefits Claimants Still Trying to Work?

When some people hear that a person is claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), they often assume that this claimant is just trying to get out of working. Our society is so work-obsessed that we often stigmatize those who do not have a job, and SSDI claimants sometimes fit into that category. That can lead to unfounded assumptions about disability benefits claimants, but the reality of these people’s lives is far more complex. Disability Benefits Claimants Fight to Work Too The Washington Post has been running stories about people who claim SSDI and SSI. This series has been running for over a year, and its purpose has been to educate the public about what it is really like to be on disability benefits. One of the interesting commonalities that the publication has discovered has been that many claimants still have a desire to work. In a recent article, The Washington…
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What Do I Need to Know Before Applying for Disability Benefits?

Applying for disability benefits is a very complex process. To have any hope of securing disabilities benefits, people with disabilities must be fully prepared prior to submitting an application. Social Security benefits applicants who do not have the documents and other information they need to provide ready when they apply for benefits are certain to be denied. What Information Do I Need to Include in My Benefits Application? Per the Social Security Administration’s website, before you apply for Social Security disability benefits, you must have the following documents and information ready: Medications – The names of any medications you are taking and the dosage. Treatment history – This includes the names of any doctors, caseworkers, therapists, clinics and hospitals that have treated your disability, including the dates of your visits. Employment information – You will need to provide information about where you worked and what type of work you did….
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Are Kids with Learning Disabilities Eligible for Social Security Benefits?

Kids with learning disabilities can require a lot of extra help to keep up in school. This can include medication, tutors and therapy. All of these things can be extremely costly, leading to parents of children with disabilities being unable to afford to provide their kids with the help they need to develop into adults capable of attending college, finding a job and living independently. Therefore, receiving some type of financial assistance can be crucial for the development and well-being of kids with learning disabilities. Since they have not worked, children are not eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). However, kids can collect Supplemental Security Income (SSI). How Can Kids with Learning Disabilities Collect SSI? It is very difficult for kids with learning disabilities to collect Social Security disability benefits. First, proof must be provided that the child has functional limitations that are severe and will last for at…
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