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Top Trending Disability Topics Right Now

Posted by Scott Flexer

What's the talk around town? What's trending on Twitter? Let's face it, news about the rights of the disabled is usually not making front page news. It's unfortunate, but it's reality. So, in an effort to keep people informed and to help them make a difference, we're rounding up today’s current hot topics into one convenient post.

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Topics: disability laws, disability statistics, disability blogs, ADA laws, Emotional Support Animals, special needs children, disability abuse, inspiring stories, Disability benefits in Florida, disability advocate

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

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

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

Posted by DEF

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

Disability Statistics in America: Here are the Numbers

Posted by Scott Flexer


While progress has been gradual, life for Americans with disabilities has been improving. Laws have been enacted to provide protection; benefits are being provided; housing is becoming equal; and proper public accommodations are being offered. But with the United States Census Bureau reporting that nearly one in five Americans is disabled, we wanted to take a deeper dive into the numbers.

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Topics: working with disability benefits, Disability benefits in Florida, SSDI, disability statistics

Returning to Work After Disability Leave: What to Expect

Posted by DEF

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

Posted by DEF

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

Can You Receive Disability Benefits for Asthma?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you have been diagnosed with asthma, you have likely experienced the harmfulness and discomfort that is associated with asthma attacks. The shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and chest tightness can greatly interfere with your daily activities. In some cases, you may experience symptoms that are so severe that you need to make frequent visits to the hospital.

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Topics: Disability benefits in Florida, asthma

5 Key Facts About Social Security Disability Benefits in Florida

Posted by Scott Flexer

As the southernmost peninsular state in the U.S., Florida has been coined as the “Sunshine State.” Between east and west coast beaches and plenty of theme parks, Florida has a happy reputation for sun and fun. However, if you’re suffering from a medically disabling condition in Florida, it may not seem so sunny.

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Topics: SSI, SSDI, Disability benefits in Florida, social security benefits

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