Category: Social Security Disability

For the more than 10 million Americans reliant on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to cover their bills, 2019 may be a promising year. Several changes to programs handled by the Social Security Administration (SSA) are in place. While these adjustments will not comprehensively transform the landscape of the Social Security Disability (SSD) program or […]

Next year, Social Security Administration (SSA) recipients can expect a bigger-than-average cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). According to a press release from the SSA, 67 million people will see a 2.8 percent increase in their benefits. As a piece from CBS News points out, it’s the highest COLA since 2012 when it was 3.6 percent.  The 2.9% […]

Why Disabled People Between 62 and Full Retirement Should Consider SSD

Statistically speaking, the older you get, the more likely you are to have problems with your health beyond the normal aging process. Sometimes, those issues can even force you to seriously consider an early retirement decision. However, before you decide to take your retirement at 62 rather than at 65 or older because of health […]

Living with a Disability: Prioritizing Your Health

When you’ve been labeled with a disability diagnosis, you may feel as if you’ll never gain (or regain) control of your health. You may even stop caring due to bouts of depression or hopelessness. This is understandable, but it’s important to recognize that even though your physical challenges are different from those of the people […]

What if My SSD was Terminated?

Nothing’s as frightening as losing an income stream if you don’t have other money coming into your household and the bills are mounting. The situation can be especially stressful if your loss is a check from social security disability (SSD) that you make stretch from month to month. The Social Security Administration (SSA) can and […]

Explaining the Drop of SSD Cases Pending Review

An interesting phenomenon is happening around the country, not just in Tennessee, in terms of pending social security disability (SSD) cases. Before discussing the situation, it’s important to understand the initial three stages of filing a SSD claim. The first stage usually begins when the disabled person or someone on his or her behalf fills […]

Understanding the Drop in SSD Applicants

If you’ve heard rumors that fewer people are submitting applications for social security disability (SSD), you’ve heard correctly. In fact, this phenomenon has attracted the attention of some of the biggest media outlets, including The New York Times. A Times piece from June 2018 reveals that SSD applications are at a 16-year low. Although more […]

Did You Know These 4 SSD Facts?

Social Security Disability (SSD) continues to be one of the most confusing issues for Tennesseans, mainly because of the misconceptions and misinformation disseminated about the subject. As a result, many people make decisions based on inaccurate presumptions and beliefs, which can prevent them from getting the SSD money they need. Below are four SSD facts […]

The “Disability Belt” is a term for a geographic region – roughly from West Virginia to Missouri – where a high percentage of people are receiving Social Security Disability benefits. In certain counties within this area, poverty rates are high and employment opportunities are scarce. When jobs are available, they usually entail manual labor. SSD […]

Person In Wheelchair

When you’ve worked for most of your life and you reach retirement age, you should be entitled to Social Security retirement benefits. Social Security is a program workers fund through payroll deductions, so benefits are not a “handout.” Social Security Disability works in the same way – you pay into it when you’re employed. Yet, […]

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