Chronic Pain Disability or Not

Chronic Pain: Disability or Not?

Maya felt that no one understood her physical condition. She suffered chronic pain every day but soon learned that people did not really understand the difference between chronic pain and acute pain. The final straw happened when Maya had to quit her job. The loss of financial support was just one more obstacle she had…

What the Social Security PASS Program Means for You

What the Social Security PASS Program Means for You

Some people who receive government benefits want to become more independent. But independence is not always easy to reach. However, the Social Security Administration (“Social Security”) developed a program that might help – the Social Security PASS Program. Social Security PASS Basics The long name for the program is fairly descriptive:  Plan to Achieve Self-Support.…

What Does Administrative Disclosure Mean

What Does Administrative Disclosure Mean?

Walt spent hours working on his application for disability benefits. Specifically, he was filling out the application and gathering documentation so he could get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. However, one particular form worried him – the Authorization to Disclosure Information to the Social Security Administration (SSA) (Form SSA-827). Although it is best to…

Medicare and SSDI

Medicare and SSDI

Although her medical condition prevented her from working, Pamela’s bills kept piling up. Not only did she need money to pay for basic necessities, but the thought of paying her exorbitant medical bills kept her up at night. But help may be available. Pamela may be eligible for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) due to…