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5 Super Successful People With Disabilities, Part 2

Posted by Scott Flexer

Welcome to Part 2 in our series "5 Super Successful People With Disabilities" (be sure to check out Part 1 as well). 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: inspiring stories, disability blogs, deaf, blind, Autism, down syndrome, disability experts, disability benefits, disability, disability FL

How a Ban on Plastic Straws Hurts the Disabled

Posted by Scott Flexer

Earlier this month, Starbucks and American Airlines became the first two major companies to announce that they were phasing out plastic straws, and Seattle became the first U.S. city to ban them from food service establishments. While there’s no doubt that eliminating the use of plastic straws does offer environmental and health benefits, it also poses new challenges to people with disabilities, some of whom require a straw just to take a drink.

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Topics: disability blogs, disability laws, ADA laws, Disability benefits in Florida, disability rights florida, Apply for Disability in Florida, disablity, Florida Disability Benefits, disability experts, disability, disability FL

Can I Receive Disability if I Have Been Convicted of a Felony?

Posted by Scott Flexer

When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) typically will want to know more about your current situation so they can determine your eligibility. An application will contain requests for birth records, employment history, educational background, medical records, and criminal records.

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Topics: disability benefits, disability eligibility, disability, Disability Benefits for Felons

How Retirement Affects Social Security Disability Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

Did you know that last year over 65,000 people over the age of 65 were eligible for their Social Security benefits? When the time comes to hang your work boots and call it quits, it is only normal to want to know if you will be taken care of. According to statistics, many people from their early 50s tend to develop health complications that force them to surrender to retirement early.

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Topics: retirement, retirement benefits, disability

Disability Benefits by the Numbers in the USA

Posted by Scott Flexer

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs help millions of people with disabilities in the USA provide for themselves and their families.

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Topics: disability, SSDI, SSI

[New Guide] Disability Benefits After Retirement in Florida

Posted by Scott Flexer

 

Social Security can be a confusing program to deal with at times. There are so many different organizations and programs to deal with that it’s all too easy to get lost in the system.

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Topics: SSI, SSDI, disability, retirement, retirement benefits

Can You Receive Disability Benefits for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Alzheimer’s Disease, or AD, can be a terrifying condition to live with. The disease is well-known for its effects on senior citizens over the age of 65—the loss of cognitive functions such as memory, language, and judgment which make it progressively harder and harder to cope each and every day.

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Topics: Disability for Mental Disorders, disability, Alzheimer’s Disease

Do You Actually NEED a Disability Advocate to File for SSDI?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be a long, difficult, and exhausting process. This is especially true when you’re busy simply trying to get by and adjust to the massive lifestyle changes that disability brings.

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Topics: disability, SSDI, disability experts, disability advocate, Social Security Advocates

Why Social Security Disability Protects You Against Life's Challenges

Posted by Scott Flexer

Life is full of challenges, and they often happen at the most inconvenient times in your life. They tend to occur when you are in the middle of a financial lull or are financially unprepared to handle them.

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Topics: disability, Social Security Disability Insurance, SSDI, Social Security Disability

5 Common Disabilities for SSA Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you’ve ever applied for Social Security Disability benefits, then you know how challenging the process can be.

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Topics: Applied for SSDI in Florida, disability, SSI benefits

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