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Man Overcomes Troubled Youth, Lives Modestly Off SSDI and is Looking for More

The Austin American-Statesman had a story last month about a young man who attempted to commit suicide when he was 14-years-old, after struggling through foster care. According to the American-Statesman, Kenneth Daniels, now 20, lives off Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) because of a failed suicide attempt. Daniels, who suffered from severe depression after growing up in a broken home and living in foster care, attempted to kill himself after several moves across the state of Texas. Daniels, whose mother abandoned him when he was 2-years-old and father was in-and-out of prison, bounced around from foster care to his paternal grandparents home. After one of his grandparents died and he was sent away to a boarding school, he attempted to run away several times and shot himself. “I’d planned it out for about two weeks,” Daniels said, according to the American-Statesman. “I felt like there was no way out of…
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Tulsa Disability Attorney: Chained CPI Talks Heat Up

Last week, the Kansas City Star reported that congressional budget negotiations are currently taking place that may affect Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits, including those that go to seniors, veterans and the disabled. According to the Star, the consumer price index (CPI) is the “government’s main gauge of inflation and is used to determine cost-of-living adjustments, often shorthanded as COLAs.” The newspaper reported that President Barack Obama announced earlier this year a less generous “chained” CPI, in the hopes of saving the government $230 billion over the next ten years. To read more about chained CPI, you can read a blog post we wrote about the issue this spring. According to the Star, chained CPI is now being discussed as a possible solution to pending budget issues, especially among conservatives. However, some officials and interest groups are vehemently opposed to the measure, and they have been organizing protests in Washington….
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Leading Disability Causes Include Heart Disease, Arthritis, Cancer and Diabetes, Among Others

We blogged recently about how severe depression was the second leading cause of disability worldwide. Recently, we came across a WebMD feature series titled “50+: Live Better Longer”, which was reviewed by a medical doctor and focused on the leading causes of disability. The piece states that your odds of becoming disabled before you retire are about 1 in 3, with some of the top causes for disability being arthritis, back pain, heart disease, cancer, depression and diabetes. The piece broke down each cause, highlighting statistics behind each problem. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Problems According to WebMD, arthritis and musculoskeletal problems are the most common causes of long-term disability, with about 1 in 3 people saying arthritis affects his or her ability to do a job in some capacity. Musculoskeletal issues can also include back problems, and complications with bones and joints. Heart Disease WebMD reported that heart disease and stroke…
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