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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

Difficulties the Hearing Impaired Face Every Day

Posted by Scott Flexer

People who are hearing impaired face considerable challenges. They experience and navigate the world much differently than those with perfect hearing. To gain an understanding of the difficulties they may face, here are ten situations you may have never thought of that make life more challenging when little to nothing is audible.

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Topics: disability blogs, deaf, disability benefits, disability experts, Florida Disability Benefits, adults with disabilities, disability benefits for children, disability laws

H.R. 620: Are the Rights of the Disabled Under Attack?

Posted by Scott Flexer

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 1990, when President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. The ADA made discrimination based upon disability illegal, and specified five key factors:

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Topics: disability statistics, disability laws, Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, Disability benefits in Florida, disability advocate, disability rights florida, Apply for Disability in Florida, disablity, disability benefits, disability benefits FL, disability eligibility

Can I Continue to Receive SSDI Outside of the U.S.?

Posted by Scott Flexer

While many people around the world continue to look toward America as the land of opportunity, others are considering making a temporary or even permanent move.

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Topics: disability benefits, SSDI Benefits, international social security benefits

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

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 if Social Security Tells me They're Going to Cut off my Disability Benefits?

Posted by Scott Flexer

In order to ascertain that recipients of disability benefits are truly and permanently disabled, the SSA continuously reviews your medical condition as well as your ability to work so as to assess whether you should continue to receive benefits.

Disability benefits are only granted to individuals who have an impairment that prevents them from participating in any substantial gainful activity. Therefore, if your condition improves, the SSA can decide to cut off your benefits.

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Topics: disability benefits, Social Security Disability, disability appeal

How Does the SSA Determine Whether or Not You're Capable of Earning a Living?

Posted by Scott Flexer

When you apply for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration follows a process through which it determines whether or not you’re capable of earning a living. This will be the major determining factor when they evaluate your application for disability benefits.

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Topics: Living Allowance, disability benefits, File Disability Benefits, SSA Eligibility, reporting to the SSA

Can I Receive Disability Benefits for Ulcerative Colitis?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Ulcerative colitis is a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the large intestine. It causes ulcers and inflammation in the lining of the intestine, leading to thickening and scarring to the point where excess fluid cannot be properly retained. Symptoms of the disease include anemia, abdominal cramping that come and go, and, in some cases, diarrhea, weight loss, and fatigue, among others.

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Topics: SSDI, disability benefits, disability eligibility, Social Security Disability Income, Family Disability Benefits, Disability Medical Requirements, Ulcerative Colitis

Will My Social Security Benefits Continue if the Government Shuts Down?

Posted by Scott Flexer

For many Americans who are on Social Security disability or retirement benefits, the current political climate can be worrying. In recent years, we’ve seen one of the most severely divided Congresses in living memory.

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Topics: disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income, SSDI Benefits, Government Shutdown

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