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Times Are Tough by Social Security Disability Benefits are Rising

For the first time since 2009, Social Security Disability recipients will get a cost of living adjustment known as a COLA of 3.6%. But, Medicare can eat up that increase. If you are enrolled in Medicare, your insurance premium has been deduced from your Social Security checks. Medicare premiums will be determined by Medicare in November 2011. This increase may not mean that you are getting ahead, but it may just keep you from falling further behind. We realize that getting benefits is an important benefit of getting your Social Security Disability benefits. If your Social Security Disability claim has been...

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Social Security Judges Ordered to Stop Deciding Disability Cases So that Managers Can Get Bonuses

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Social Security Administration ordered judges to stop deciding disability cases so that the managers could get bonuses. As the article explains, the federal fiscal year can only have 52 weeks. Because the calendar year is a day and a quarter longer than that, every five or six years, there is a “orphan week” so, the purposes of an incentive program was put in place to speed the resolution of cases to have everything done before that week because that week doesn’t count toward their numerical targets. Social Security Disability applicants can wait years to...

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Times Are Tough but Newt Gingrich Thinks that the Uninsured Should Get Health Care Through Charity

Times are tough in America because of our difficult economic condition and many Americans rely on the safety net of the Social Security Disability benefits and Medicare. In an interview with Wolf Blitzer on September 13, 2011, Newt Gingrich said that “uninsured Americans should receive health care through charity organizations and ‘free clinics’ rather than government sponsored programs.” [caption id="" align="alignright" width="188" caption="Picture from"][/caption] Politicians need to remember that Medicare isn’t charity and if you have paid into the Social Security Disability system and you are disabled, you have the legal right to get Social Security Disability benefits and Medicare. The Social Security...

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Bad News for Social Security Disability Applicants Who Have Been Denied Their Benefits

The Social Security Administration has made it tougher for Social Security Disability applicants who have denied to get their Social Security Disability benefits while their denial is being appealed. Social Security has enacted SSR 11-1p which changes Social Security’s policy that allowed an applicant that was denied to file a new claim while the denial was appealed. You are going to have to chose between continuing with the administrative appeal or filing a new application, you can’t do both. That’s bad for disability applicants who have been denied because you have to wait out the appeal process. That means that you are going...

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Insider Secrets About the Social Security Disability Claim’s Process in the Tampa Bay Area

We have been hard hit in the Tampa Bay Area with losses of jobs and layoffs. Unfortunately, some of the first people to be laid off are the working disabled. Their employer may have been able to accommodate their physical or psychiatric problems but when times get tough for employers and first to lose their jobs can be the disabled. A number of Floridians seeking Social Security Disability benefits has increased over 50%. This year and nearly 157,000 in Florida sought Social Security Disability benefits according to the Social Security Administration. Statistics show that almost 2/3rd of those who have applied were...

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The ABC Formula for Having Your Doctor Fill Out a Residual Functional Capacity Form

If your physician has told you that you are unable to work as a result of a disabling medical condition, you should immediately file for Social Security Disability benefits. But, a letter from your doctor simply stating that you are disabled and no longer able to work is not going to cut it. A residual function capacity form can make or break your disability case. What’s the secret behind a residual functional capacity form? This form answers the question about your ability to engage in normal activities despite medical or physical conditions. Some common questions about how long you can sit,...

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Cholesterol Management and Your Cardiovascular Health

When a severe medical condition such as cardiovascular disease results in disability, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if you are unable to work. A report from a nutritional outlook reveals that over half of the adults in the United States have high or elevated cholesterol which can lead to cardiovascular disease. The trends found by Innova Market Insights show that Americans have spent $11 billion on food with heart health claims like “cholesterol free” and “reduced cholesterol” since 2008. Many of those products are bakery and cereal or dairy products. Fat enriched foods have become part of the American...

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Chronic Pain and Payment for Lost Wages

If you have paid into the Social Security Disability system and your doctor has told you that you are unable to work as a result of chronic pain, you may be entitled to payment for lost wages in the form of Social Security Disability benefits. Did you know that chronic pain differs from acute pain? Chronic pain lingers long after an injury has healed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, headaches, low back pain and joint pain are the most common causes of chronic pain. Pain is real even though it can’t be seen, felt or heard by...

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When Pain Makes You Unable to Work, We Show You How to Get Your Social Security Disability Benefits

Pain can be a monkey on your back that prevents you from working. You might have pain as a result of chronic migraines or a herniated disk that causes back or leg pain. There are an estimated 160 million sufferers of chronic pain in the United States according to the Institute of Medicine. If your doctor has told you that you are unable to work as a result of chronic pain, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. You can learn all about the Social Security Disability claims process and your rights to wage payments by ordering your free,...

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The Secret to Getting Your Social Security Disability Benefits for Chronic Kidney Disease

Did you know that there are four main risk factors of chronic kidney disease: Diabetes High blood pressure Age over 60 A family history of disease If you have any of these risk factors you should have a test of kidney function once a year, including a blood test called aGFR. As kidney disease progresses, you may develop the symptoms like changes in urination; swelling in your legs, ankles, feet, hands or face; fatigue; skin rash and itching; a metallic taste in your mouth; nausea and vomiting; shortness of breath; feeling cold even though it’s warm; dizziness and trouble concentrating; back or leg pain. If your doctor...

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