Social Security Disability Benefits

What To Know About SSDI For Mental Health Awareness Week

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At some point in time, you or a loved one have probably experienced a mental health struggle of some kind. Stress, grief, and trauma are all external factors that can challenge nearly anyone’s mental and emotional state. Hopefully, you have bounced back from the adversity and felt okay once it has passed over. For others,…

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Equal, Equitable, and Accessible: Celebrating National Disability Independence Day

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In the era of ramps, elevators, lifts, and other accessible designs, it’s sometimes hard to remember that not too long ago inaccessibility was everywhere. But, then, 31 years ago, for the first time in history, the United States government officially defined the rights of people with disabilities. What is the Americans with Disabilities Act? National…

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COVID-19, Social Security Disability, and You: How Your Application May Be Affected

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Applying for Social Security Disability benefits has always been a complicated process. Still, like everything else in our lives right now, the COVID-19 pandemic has made applying for benefits even more challenging. COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has affected millions of people worldwide. Due to the pandemic, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has made…

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Daggett Shuler Welcomes Social Security Disability Attorney Megan Youngblood To Firm

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At Daggett Shuler, we are pleased to announce the recent addition of Attorney Megan Youngblood to our firm. Megan will concentrate her legal practice in the area of social security disability. She is enthusiastic about putting her experience to use by working on behalf of injured people and their families in the Triad. Attorney Youngblood…

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SSD and SSI: What’s the Difference?

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The Social Security Administration offers multiple assistance programs to those with disabilities. However, obtaining approval for these programs can be a difficult and daunting task. Adding to the confusion is the fact that two of the main programs, Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income, are similarly named. Daggett Shuler Law breaks down the differences…

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Social Security Disability Celebrates 63rd Anniversary

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Before 1930, state-sponsored insurance against job-related injuries, sickness, unemployment, and injury was common in Europe. This was followed by U.S. Progressive Era social scientists and social workers advocating for the same insurance for the American people. This led to the creation of the Social Security Act (SSA). Not long after that, many U.S. political figures…

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Changes to the Federal Disability Program for 2019

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) has revealed significant changes to the Social Security Disability Administration (SSDI). For many recipients, this means an increase in monthly benefit payments—thanks to a Cost-Of-Living-Allowance (COLA) adjustment. The SAA has released a Fact Sheet which details revised earnings thresholds, COLA changes, and maximum benefits. The Changes for 2019 Policy revisions…

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Disability Claims Can Now Take Years to Resolve

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Rising demand in the United States for disability benefits has caused the average wait time to resolve a claim to rise to over two years. A detailed article on what is happening—and what many disability advocates hope can be done—is available here. As the Baby Boomer generation confronts the health issues and illnesses which come…

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SSA Examines Social Media for Fraudulent Claims

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The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Social Security Administration (SSA) routinely examine social media accounts to determine if recipients are claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits fraudulently. An article detailing their investigations appears here. With the SSA carefully monitoring the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or other social media accounts of SSDI recipients, those…

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December 3rd: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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First proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) in 1992, December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The observance promotes understanding of disability issues and raises support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities. A fully detailed description of the UN resolution is available here. Closer to Home In the…

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