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Qualifying for Social Security Benefits With a Terminal Illness

Submitted by rsg on Tue, 02/25/2020 - 11:20

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, your family’s financial situation should be the last thing on your mind. Fortunately, if you require hospice care you’re nearly guaranteed medical qualification for Social Security disability benefits.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) approves millions of applicants for monthly benefits that can help pay for your hospice care, outstanding medical bills, your family’s housing or other expenses, and much more.

Five Things That Happen At Your Social Security Hearing

Submitted by Deanna on Mon, 02/24/2020 - 08:13

Five things that will happen at your Social Security disability hearing include: being questioned by the judge, your disability attorney speaking on your behalf, having an eyewitness (if you have one) speak on your behalf, the ALJ will let you make additional comments and you will get a more clear picture of when you will be getting a decision.

Returning to Work and its Effect on Disability Benefits

Submitted by John on Thu, 01/02/2020 - 12:30

You are currently a recipient of Social Security Disability Insurance. There is an improvement in your medical condition that will allow you to go back to your pre-disability occupation. However, you are concerned about whether the improvement is real and whether you can consistently handle the pressures of being back at work. There is a provision in Social Security Disability administration to help you handle this transition phase.

Ways Disability Benefits Are Transferred to Family Members

Submitted by Kyle on Thu, 01/02/2020 - 11:58

When an individual is receiving Social Security Disability benefits, those benefits can sometimes also be received by certain family members. In order for your family members to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, those family members must be dependent upon you for their financial survival. For example, your spouse (if he or she is age 62 or older) and any children that you have may be entitled to benefits because these people rely upon you for support, but a sister or brother would not be.

Top Ways Disability Benefits Can Help You if Approved

Submitted by Bryan on Thu, 01/02/2020 - 11:25

Approximately 24.1 million Americans suffer from a severe disability. From dietary restrictions to assistive technology to chronic pain and hospitalizations, millions of people struggle with the accommodations their disabilities require them to make.

These accommodations are costly emotionally, physically, and financially for all involved, and can be discouraging to deal with.