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Qualifying for Disability With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions, and more than 50 million adults suffer from one form or another. One often-debilitating type of arthritis that affects 1.3 Americans is rheumatoid arthritis, or RA. According to the Arthritis Foundation:
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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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How to Qualify for Disability in Florida

The American Community Survey (ACS) reports that approximately 12.8 percent of the American population suffers from some sort of disability. Focusing on Florida, that number jumps to 13.7 percent (although the Sunshine State hardly tops the list; that would be West Virginia, at nearly 20 percent). But when it comes to applying for disability, it’s important to understand that individual states do not create qualifying criteria; that job is left to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
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In Florida, what is Required to Apply for SSI?

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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Disability Benefits: A Breakdown by the Numbers in Florida

The Social Security Administration has been a vital resource for many Americans suffering a medically disabling condition or for those who are no longer able to financially support themselves.
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Voting Assistance for People with Disabilities in Florida

The right to vote is one of the few rights, arguably the only right, you are entitled to when you turn 18. Voting in local and national elections helps pave the way for future legislation regarding your disability benefits-- needless to say, it is very important that you express your right to vote and are provided the accessibility to do so.
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How Your SSDI Benefits are Allocated in Florida

The Social Security Administration is established to help provide a good quality of life for those who are no longer able to. Most of the time, the Social Security Administration is associated with its retirement benefits program; however, it also has other benefit programs, including:
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How the SSA Helps Children With Mental and Physical Illnesses

Being diagnosed with a disabling condition is not something you look forward to hearing or living with. Now, imagine being diagnosed with a disability as a child? It’s heartbreaking as a parent and discouraging as a child.
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Florida Disability Benefits, Property Division and Divorce

If you are applying for disability benefits in Florida, you will need to gather certain documents required by the Social Security Administration. Most of these documents will detail that you are who you claim to be and your residency. However, you will also need to provide sufficient medical documentation supporting your disabling condition.The Social Security Administration’s supporting medical documents vary depending on what condition you are claiming for disability benefits.
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10 Facts About Social Security Benefits in Florida

If you are suffering from a disabling condition that is inhibiting your work performance then you should apply for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration. Filing for Social Security disability benefits is challenging in nature and can easily become more complex as the application process unfolds.
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How to Successfully Apply for Social Security Disability in Florida

Have you been trying or thinking about applying for Social Security Disability in Florida? If you have, then you have most likely come to the conclusion that it’s not as easy as filling out an application.
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