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Are There Changes To The Medicaid Work Requirement in Florida?

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Since 1965, Medicaid has been helping families on welfare, low-income seniors, disabled individuals, pregnant women, and newborns by providing a form of health coverage. Under President Obama, Medicaid was expanded, allowing states to cover millions more low-income adults. Today, this federal-state collaboration covers more than 70 million Americans, making it the nation’s largest health insurance program.

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Topics: medicaid, Disability Medical Requirements, disability rights florida

How the ADA Helps Protect Your Job

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Many people believe that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is focused mainly on preventing discrimination for those with disabilities seeking employment. What they may not realize is that ADA legislation is also there to provide job security to those who become disabled while already employed, whether the disability is job-related or not. First, a little background on the ADA.

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Topics: working with disability benefits, short term disability

5 Disability Blogs to Lift You Up—and 1 to Make You Laugh

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Living with a disability can at times be challenging and exhausting. Sometimes, when you’re feeling down, it can help to know there are other people out there in the same or at least a similar boat. We scoured the internet to find the best blogs regarding disability, and have come up with five inspirational ones—and an extra one perfect for those with a wry sense of humor.

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Topics: inspiring stories, disability blogs, special needs children, traveling with disability

Can I Get Short-Term Disability for Maternity Leave?

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Unlike most other developed countries, the United States does not have a mandatory maternity law on a national level (a handful of states do, but Florida is not one of them). While many companies have taken it upon themselves to offer some form of paid maternity leave, many others have not. So what is a new mom to do?

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Topics: short term disability, pregnancy, Family and Medical Leave Act, Disability for Expectant Mothers, Maternity Leave

Five Super Successful People With Disabilities, Part 1

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Overcoming adversity is a cornerstone of the human experience. For many people, they are able to rise above a challenge and move on from it. However, those with disabilities may face challenges daily. So when a disabled person is able to not just overcome adversity but achieve unparalleled levels of success, it is truly inspiring!

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Topics: disability statistics, inspiring stories, disability advocate, disablity

I May Qualify for Disability But Can’t Afford to See a Doctor

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Physical and mental disability can leave people struggling to make ends meet, making applying for disability benefits a necessity for many Americans. However, without a doctor’s endorsement, obtaining Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits can be difficult. Unfortunately, disability leaves many individuals unable to secure work and a paycheck, greatly hindering their ability to afford to see a doctor.

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Topics: Apply for Disability in Florida, Disability benefits in Florida, disability advocate

Good News for Social Security Recipients: 2018 COLA Report

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Social Security recipients, we have good news: the Social Security Administration (SSA) has released their annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), and we’re happy to report that there will be a two percent increase.

Designed to keep up with the ever-changing cost of living, this social security benefit adjustment is the highest increase in six years.

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Topics: Cost of Living Adjustments, social security benefits

Returning to Work After Disability Leave: What to Expect

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You never thought you’d say it, but you’re actually beginning to miss the daily grind; you definitely miss the water cooler gossip.

So whether you’ve been on short-term disability or long-term disability, now you’re thinking about going back to work; however, you’re afraid of losing your SSDI, SSI, Medicare or other benefits.

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Topics: Disability benefits in Florida, Social Security Disability Income, working with disability benefits

Social Security Disability Hearings: 4 Mistakes Not to Make

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You’ve successfully applied for social security disability benefits, and you’re finally getting your day in court. For many people, the idea of a disability hearing can be intimidating, which can lead bad decision-making when going in front of the judge.

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Topics: Disability Determinations, Disability benefits in Florida, disability benefits hearing, Social Security Disability, social security disability benefits hearing

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