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

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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5 Super Successful People With Disabilities, Part 2

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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Difficulties the Hearing Impaired Face Every Day

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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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 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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SSDI vs SSI: What's the Difference and For Which Do I Qualify?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) operates two programs that are aimed at providing assistance to disabled Americans. If you have a permanent disability that prevents you from working, you can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both.
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What Does it Take to be Eligible for SSI?

Supplementary Security Income is intended for Americans who are disabled or over age 65 and have limited income and resources.. These benefit payments are intended to help those in the previous situations have access to basic human needs, such as clothing, shelter and food.
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When Should You Consider Hiring a Disability Professional?

Disability filing, appealing and periodic reviews are not simple matters, and with your monthly benefits, or even your entire financial situation riding on them, there’s no room for error when engaging in these matters with the SSA.
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5 Things You Need to Know About Disability Benefits

Benefits from the Social Security Administration’s SSI and SSDI programs provides an essential safety net for thousands of Americans every year. In cases where a disability affects one’s ability to work, or support themselves and their family, these benefits are more than just supplementary sources of income; they’re absolutely necessary to maintain quality of life.
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