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.
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.
National Liver Awareness Month is a month that was created to encourage people to be more aware of different liver conditions and to act early and be proactive in preventing and diagnosing liver disease.
According to the American Liver Foundation, almost 33,000 Americans succumb to liver cancer every year. There are several different liver disorders, and they each have risk factors.
If you have a loved one who is unable to work because of a medical condition, he or she may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA oversees two different disability programs, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If specific medical criteria are met and if the condition will last at least 12 months or is expected to result in the claimant’s death, then he or she should be approved.
Ovarian cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer in the United States causing more deaths than any other female reproductive system form of cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This year, about 22,530 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 13,980 women will succumb to the disease.