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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

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

How to Qualify for Disability in Florida

Posted by Scott Flexer

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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Topics: disability eligibility, Florida Disability Benefits, Filing For Disability, Qualify Disability

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

Disability Benefits: A Breakdown by the Numbers in Florida

Posted by Scott Flexer

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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Topics: disability benefits FL, Florida Disability Benefits

Voting Assistance for People with Disabilities in Florida

Posted by Scott Flexer

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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Topics: disability FL, Florida Disability Benefits, voting assistance

How Your SSDI Benefits are Allocated in Florida

Posted by Scott Flexer

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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Topics: Florida Disability Benefits, SSDI Benefits, Benefits Programs

How the SSA Helps Children With Mental and Physical Illnesses

Posted by Scott Flexer


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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Topics: Florida Disability Benefits, disability benefits for children, Disability for Mental Disorders

Florida Disability Benefits, Property Division and Divorce

Posted by Scott Flexer

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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Topics: Florida Disability Benefits, Divorce and Social Security benefits

10 Facts About Social Security Benefits in Florida

Posted by Scott Flexer

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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Topics: social security, Florida Disability Benefits, social security benefits, Facts About Social Security Benefits

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