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February 2nd: Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day

Submitted by emm on Thu, 02/02/2017 - 09:13

1 of every 100 adults in the United States is currently living with some form of rheumatoid arthritis. Of those, 75% are women above the age of forty. In fact, thousands more may currently be experiencing symptoms without even knowing they have the disorder.

It is a benefit to all people to stay educated about this disease, especially if it makes the difference in getting help for someone that needs it. On this RA Awareness Day, do your part to learn more and teach others about rheumatoid arthritis.

January: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Submitted by Bryan on Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:22

Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. Over 5 million Americans are living with this disease, which is currently the 6th leading cause of death in America. And yet, despite these statistics and continuing research, Alzheimer’s does not yet have a cure.

January is Alzheimer’s awareness month. In honor of those affected by this illness, it is important to understand why this illness is so devastating, how to detect warning signs, how to cope, and how to seek further help.

Changes to Medicare in 2017

Submitted by emm on Thu, 01/12/2017 - 14:04

All government insurance programs, including Medicare, undergo annual reviews. These reviews usually result in coverage amount, premium cost, and other adjustments to program features. Those currently enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B will see their costs rise, and anyone who newly applies in 2017 will see higher premiums and other financial changes as well.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Social Security Benefits

What to Do If Denied Benefits

Submitted by emm on Tue, 01/10/2017 - 10:51

Submitting a disability application doesn’t automatically mean you’ll be approved. In fact, more than half of all applications submitted annually are denied. A lack of sufficient medical evidence is one of the most common reasons. Other are denied because the disability onset date is too recent and the Social Security Administration (SSA) therefore can’t determine yet if the medical condition will prevent gainful employment for 12 months or longer, which is the minimum duration required for eligibility.

Can Attorneys in Different States Take My Case?

Submitted by Deanna on Tue, 12/27/2016 - 09:54

If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you want to be represented by an attorney or an advocate who you feel comfortable with representing you.

You should understand that the disability process can be quite lengthy and from the initial filing of benefits to the hearing before an administrative law judge can take up to two years, sometimes less or sometimes longer depending on the state and the situation.