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Steps to Consider After Being Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Submitted by rsg on Tue, 08/10/2021 - 14:11

After being diagnosed with breast cancer it is important to be aware of the different stages of this cancer and precautions to take depending on its severity. This guide can help someone diagnosed with breast cancer navigate through all the information provided by their healthcare provider. This will help to enable them to get the best outcome after their diagnosis has been confirmed.

SSI and SSDI Compared

Submitted by rsg on Tue, 08/10/2021 - 13:59

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has 2 different pathways for those who are eligible for disability benefits. These are the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) schemes that have some similar and some different requirements in order to qualify.

The major difference between the two disability benefits is that SSI eligibility is based on age/disability and the amount of income and assets the claimant has, while eligibility for SSDI is determined by extent of the disability and accumulated work credits.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Submitted by CM on Sat, 08/07/2021 - 22:27

September is a month of seasonal transition, as the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer in the United States. The first month of climatological autumn is also prostate cancer awareness month.

With more than 175,000 men diagnosed with the disease each year, prostate cancer is one of the most publicized types of cancer. However, much work needs to be done by healthcare experts and advocates, as well as the men that run the risk of contracting the disease after they turn 65 years old.

Applying as a Caregiver of an Adult with an Illness

Submitted by Deanna on Wed, 07/28/2021 - 13:21

As the caregiver to a friend or family member with a serious illness, you can apply for Social Security disability benefits on his or her behalf. Benefits may be available through one or both of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) disability programs. Once approved, your family member or friend will receive any back benefits due as well as ongoing, monthly disability payments to help cover everyday living expenses, medical bills, and other costs.