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Could You Be Eligible for Disability Benefits with Long Covid?

Testing positive for Covid is taxing, and throws off your daily routines. Fortunately, many recover in a matter of weeks. However, with Long Covid, residual symptoms could continue long-term and range from mild to severe. In the most serious cases, sufferers could lose their ability to work due to their symptoms. In that case, help …

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In-Kind Support and Maintenance (ISM) Reductions and Their Impact on SSI Benefits

Once found medically disabled and eligible for Supplemental Social Security Insurance (SSI), whether in the initial application stage or by an Administrative Law Judge, the recipient’s determination is sent to their local Social Security Field Office for processing. There, the Social Security Administration (SSA) schedules and conducts a Pre-effectuation Review Conference (PERC) usually within 30 …

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Social Security’s Annual Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Higher for 2023

The Social Security Administration’s Cost-of-Living Adjustment, or COLA, is designed to ensure that Social Security Disability (SSD) beneficiaries stay financially sound as prices of goods and services steadily rise due to inflation. Every fall, the SSA announces the increase in Social Security checks for the coming year and enact the change at the beginning of …

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Apply for SSD Benefits

It’s no secret applying for Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) is a lengthy, drawn-out process. The timeline can be daunting and often discourages people from pursuing what’s owed to them and getting the help they need. Nevertheless, every day you postpone applying can cost you weeks, months, or even a year of payments. Don’t Risk …

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Medicare Open Enrollment Starts October 15th. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, also known as open enrollment, begins October 15th and ends December 7th. This window allows those enrolled in Medicare to reevaluate and make changes to their coverage. This applies to enrollees of Original Medicare, Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage), and Part D prescription drug plans. If you’re enrolled in any …

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Festival Season and Accessibility: What to Know

Summer is in full swing, and we’re approaching one of the best times of the year: festival season. Soon, festivalgoers across Oregon will come together to enjoy their favorite entertainment in the warm and sunny weather. However, disabled attendees may encounter some hurdles that non-disabled people would not consider. This may include limited wheelchair accessibility, …

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