Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) that affect an estimated 3 million U.S. adults according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC)—an increase of one-third from just 15 years prior. This statistic doesn’t include children under 18, who can also be affected by IBD, because most people are diagnosed in their 20s and 30s. It’s important to note that while ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are both considered IBDs and share a number of symptoms, there are also some differences.
In addition to awaiting approval, there also is a mandatory waiting period of five months for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) after your application is approved. During this waiting period, you will not receive any SSDI payments for your application. Qualifying for disability assistance also is very competitive; only 35% of applications for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and SSDI are approved at the application level.Read More
You may have heard about the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Representative Payee Program, but not know much about it yet, such as:Read More
If you or a family member cannot work because of a disability, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. Unlike some programs that pay benefits to people with short term or partial disability, Social Security only allows benefits to people with medical conditions that are expected to last more than one year or result in death.
Disabled children younger than age 18 may qualify to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if they meet the requirements set by the Social Security Administration. The requirements are determined by two categories: the child's disability and the child's household income.
The amount of the federal SSI monthly payments does not differ from state to state; some states pay an additional amount called an Optional State Supplement.
Ticket to Work (TTW) is a voluntary program created to help Social Security disability beneficiaries reenter the workforce. The Social Security Administration designed the program to assist people ages 18-64 who currently receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
As we mentioned previously, there are special circumstances which allow for expedited processing of new claims. One of those is what the SSA calls “compassionate allowances,” or CAL. To recap:
We aim to help speed up and smooth the filing of your case so that you can get the benefits you need as quickly and as stress-free as possible.If you’re at the point where you’re filing for SSI or SSD, then you already know you do not need any additional stress.
Understanding the Social Security Administration’s medical evidence requirements can be tough; as SSI and SSD advocates, we keep abreast of all developments and have an intimate working knowledge of the SSA. It’s to your advantage to seek representation when filing for your benefits.
If you are in the process of making the transition to receiving SSI or SSD benefits, or are beginning the process of filing for them, you’re going to have an abundance of questions. Getting the SSI and SSDI ball rolling is often a challenging task, which can leave you feeling a little lost. Don’t worry.
One of the things we’re dedicated to here at Disability Experts of Florida is keeping you up to date with valuable information regarding your benefits; whether it is how to get them, specific questions about them or just Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income news.