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Navigating Disability Benefits and Unemployment

Can a person receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and unemployment benefits at the same time? The answer is yes, but it’s a complex process that requires careful navigation. Here’s what you need to know about receiving disability benefits and unemployment. Ability to Work Is a Key Factor in SSDI and Unemployment Eligibility When applying […]

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April is Medicaid Awareness Month

Medicaid Awareness Month is observed each April. Learn about this healthcare coverage program and how it helps millions of Americans access the care they need. What is Medicaid? Medicaid is a vital program that provides healthcare coverage for low-income individuals, including those with disabilities. It ensures access to medical services, including long-term care, therapies, and

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Social Security Disability Hearing Questions: What to Expect

If you were denied Social Security Disability benefits, your next step is to request an appeal with the assistance of a disability lawyer, which will require a hearing. For the best outcome, preparation is key. At a Social Security Disability hearing, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will ask questions to gather information about your medical

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Does Long COVID Qualify for Disability Benefits?

It’s been nearly four years since the initial coronavirus outbreak, with about 77.5% of Americans infected at least once. While most people recover from the illness within a couple of weeks, many people struggle with debilitating residual symptoms of long COVID. In severe cases, long-term COVID renders victims unable to return to their usual routines.

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Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Announced for 2024

Recently, the SSA announced that the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2024 will be 3.2%. This follows a 5.9% COLA in 2022 and a record-high increase of 8.7% for 2023. Social Security beneficiaries will see a 3.2% boost to their monthly payments this coming year. This adjustment is to combat inflation, which continues to ramp up

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Non-Medical Requirements for Disability Benefits

Determining eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a complex process, and there are several aspects to your application for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to consider, including medical and non-medical requirements. If you have questions regarding the medical side of applying for benefits, you can receive some helpful insight from your doctor, who

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Lyme Disease Advocate Ashley Shambaugh Shares Her Story

Lyme Disease, a tick-borne chronic illness that can target every part of the body and lacks mainstream understanding, leaves hundreds of thousands of sufferers without answers and resources to provide relief. Ashley Shambaugh is a Lyme Disease advocate whose mission is to raise awareness of the illness, build community, and inspire change with her story.

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