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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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What You Need to Apply for Disability Benefits

When you’ve recently become disabled and can no longer work to make ends meet, you may be eligible for financial assistance through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Unfortunately, navigating the claims process for this federal program is a challenging feat. You may need several documents for your claim to move forward with the Social Security

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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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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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Are My Social Security Benefits Taxable?

When you’re initially approved for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you will likely feel a sense of relief – the application process is over, and you’re finally receiving the financial assistance you need. However, questions will eventually arise. For instance, are Social Security benefits taxed? This is a commonly asked question, and the answer varies

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