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February 2017 Archives

What is a 'closed period of disability' for SSDI purposes?

This blog has previously discussed some of the basics of applying to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. This program is intended to help those California workers who have previously paid into the Social Security fund through their FICA tax withholdings and are now unable to work for a long period of time. The idea is that people unable to work due to a disability will get some portion of their wages for the time they are disabled to help make ends meet. We've also touched on the fact that these applications can take some time to be adjudicated. So, what happens if the disability ends before the application is decided upon?

Panic attacks and Social Security Disability in California

Twenty-first century society provides plenty of opportunities for anxiety. Whether due to the general state of the world, or various personal issues that crop up every day that are difficult to deal with, anybody can have times of anxiousness or fear. However, for some people with certain medical conditions, these times can become completely overwhelming and debilitating. For these individuals, panic attacks are not something to "get over," but rather a genuine illness that may require medication and other treatment. It may even prevent them from working.

What information needs to be in a California SSI application?

As readers of this blog may remember, there are two basic forms of federal disability benefits available from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). The first is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is available to those who are disabled and have previously paid into the system. The other, and the one we will look at today, is Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is a program aimed at people who are elderly, blind or disabled who have limited income and resources. Because the programs serve different people, the information necessary for an SSI application may differ than that required for SSDI.

Longer wait for Social Security Disability Benefits possible due to federal hiring freeze

The Social Security Disability Insurance appeals may get even worse given the federal hiring freeze that has been recently executed. As per the month of May 2016, the average waiting period for an appeal processing was 526 days - according to the inspector general of Social Security Administration. 1.1 million people were waiting for their appeals to be processed.

Diabetes and Social Security Disability in California

The human body is an amazingly complex system. Like a high-tech plant, the biological machinery within a person must continuously work together to produce various substances, get nutrients and other vital molecules to the right place and transmit messages from various organs to and from the brain. One often overlooked component of this incredible, self-contained organic processor is the endocrine system.

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