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SSI in Florida: Here's Everything you Need to Know

SSI (Supplemental Social Security Income) is a federal program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that assists elderly, ...
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When Should I Hire A Disability Advocate?

If you’ve been diagnosed with a medical condition that is affecting your ability to maintain employment, you may be considering applying for Social ...
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How to File for Residual Functional Capacity

The Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) is a form that is filled out by your doctor. This form explains your ability—or inability—to perform ...
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Will Writing a Dire Needs Letter Help My Disability Case?

Obtaining disability benefits can be very challenging. Reports show that more than 50% of disability claims are denied on the initial attempt, making ...
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How a Ban on Plastic Straws Hurts the Disabled

Earlier this month, Starbucks and American Airlines became the first two major companies to announce that they were phasing out plastic straws, and ...
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H.R. 620: Are the Rights of the Disabled Under Attack?

Fighting for the rights of the disabled has been an uphill battle, but over the years significant strides have been made. A turning point came in ...
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I May Qualify for Disability But Can’t Afford to See a Doctor

Physical and mental disability can leave people struggling to make ends meet, making applying for disability benefits a necessity for many Americans. ...
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Can I Get Social Security Disability With COPD?

  There wasn’t a whole lot of talk about COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, until recently. Now, commercials for COPD medications and ...
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Guidelines When Applying for SSI While Homeless

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is issued to any person who meets the SSA guidelines for disability and income and resource requirements. People ...
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What are the Requirements for a Children's Disability Application vs. an Adult?

Disability benefits are typically viewed as applying to only the elderly or other injured adults. However, children are also susceptible to getting ...
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Can I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits with Cancer?

A cancer diagnosis can be a life-changing experience for many patients. Depending on the type of cancer you have and how it impacts your overall ...
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Best Practices for Social Security Disability Cases: Compliance With Your Doctors Treatment & Medication Recommendations

The main basis of a social security disability claim is the presence of an impairment that prevents you from engaging in any substantial gainful ...
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