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Can You Receive Disability Benefits for Psoriasis?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Many people regard having a skin condition as an annoyance or hindrance to looking flawless. However, if you suffer from a skin condition, you probably know that the reality is far different and more serious. Beyond aesthetics, psoriasis often causes the skin around joints, such as elbows and knees, to become white and scaly. The skin also can become inflamed and embedded with painful lesions.

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Topics: disability benefits, psoriasis, SSDI, SSI, Disability Application

What are the Requirements for a Children's Disability Application vs. an Adult?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Disability benefits are typically viewed as applying to only the elderly or other injured adults. However, children are also susceptible to getting disabilities. In fact, in 2013 alone, over 1 million children who were themselves disabled or had disabled parents received monthly disability payments.

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Topics: disability benefits for children, Apply for Disability in Florida, Disability Application

Prepare for Your Disability Interview with These 6 Questions

Posted by Scott Flexer

Facing disability is always a very stressful time in someone’s life. According to the SSA, the risks of becoming disabled are increasing steadily, with about 1 in 4 of today’s 20-year olds likely to become disabled by age 67. It is, therefore, crucial for you to understand the process of applying for disability benefits, as well as to be in a position to obtain the best assistance that you can get if you become disabled.

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How Will a Government Hiring Freeze Affect My Disability Case/Appeal?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you’ve been following the news stories over the last few months, then you may have some concerns about what will happen to Social Security in the near future. With the current administration proposing to make changes to Medicaid funding and looking to cut Federal operating budgets, staffing cuts seem likely.

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Topics: SSDI, Social Security Disability Insurance, Disability Application

Everything You Need to Know to File a Disability Claim for SSI or SSDI

Posted by Scott Flexer

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs help millions of Americans every year. These programs give people who suffer from disabling long-term conditions much-needed financial support.

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Topics: SSI, SSDI, social security, Disability Application, Apply for Disability in Florida

In Florida, what is Required to Apply for SSI?

Posted by Scott Flexer


Almost everyone knows about the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. However, fewer people are as familiar with the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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Topics: disablity, SSI, Disability Application, Florida Disability Benefits

3 Steps to Take to Qualify for and Receive a Handicap Tag in Florida

Posted by Scott Flexer

There are many disabilities and long-term injuries that can make getting around incredibly difficult. Some conditions are so severe they require the use of bulky wheelchairs, walkers, or other specialized equipment. Others may need to stop to rest too frequently to cover the distance from the back of a parking to the business’ doors.

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Topics: disability FL, Disability Application, handicap tags

Some Important Truths About the Social Security Disability Program

Posted by Scott Flexer

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is a key support for many disabled American workers who can no longer do the work they used to rely on to provide for themselves and their families.

However, there are many things about this program that many people simply don’t know. Knowing as much as possible about the Social Security Disability program before applying for benefits is can help you prepare for your own SSDI application.

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Topics: disablity, Disability Application, Facts About Social Security Benefits

4 Most Common Mistakes Disability Applicants Make & How to Avoid Them

Posted by Scott Flexer

Filing for disability with the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be a massive burden for many. For the recently disabled, the challenges in simply adjusting to life with a disabling condition can be tough enough without adding the struggles of dealing with a massive, overloaded bureaucracy to the list.

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Topics: disablity, Disability Application, SSDI, SSDI Benefits

How to Prepare for Filing a Disability Benefits Claim

Posted by Scott Flexer

Becoming disabled is a terrible and difficult ordeal. To lose the ability to do the things you once could, the things you once enjoyed, is a terrible burden. Adjusting to this change takes time—but you still need to pay the bills and take care of yourself and your family.

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Topics: SSDI, SSI, Qualify Disability, disability programs, Disability Application

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