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March 2014 Archives

Proposed bill would allow disabled Americans more freedoms

Social security disability benefits supply many mentally and physically disabled Americans with the funds they need to survive. However, for some benefit recipients, the funds are simply not enough to allow them to save up money, hold employment and be functional members of society.

SSDI applicants may be responsible for supplying medical info

Many Americans depend on the Social Security Administration to provide their disability benefits, allowing them to pay for life’s necessities. People who have worked hard throughout their life, and are no longer able to earn a living due to an injury or disability are eligible to receive these benefits. Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be hard. With new proposed legislation, the process may become even harder for some.

Veterans may see SS benefits sooner than expected

Many injured veterans in St. Louis as well as across the country depend on Social Security disability services in order to make ends meet. The Social Security Administration reports that in 2012, 360,000 fully disabled veterans received disability benefits. In fact, the number of people who currently receive benefits has risen by approximately 3.4 million over the last decade.