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April 2014 Archives

SSA takes note of declining number of SSDI applicants in 2013

The United States government provides many entitlement programs to American citizens, enabling those who qualify to receive special financial benefits. Although programs including Medicaid, Medicare and unemployment compensation are highly recognized U.S. entitlement programs, the Social Security Disability Insurance Program may be one of the largest. Many Missouri residents rely on SSDI benefits each year.

Man suffering from workplace injury finally awarded disability benefits

Being disabled can put extreme limitations on what a person can do when it comes to earning a living. Workers who are injured on the job and are no longer able to work make up a substantial portion of people who claim disability in Missouri. In addition to state workers’ compensation benefits, injured workers may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits to help them pay for their medical expenses and cost of living. However, being approved for SSDI benefits is not an easy process.

SSA using social media as a tool for denying benefits

The Social Security Administration is in charge of organizing and approving applications for Social Security Disability Benefits as well as determining whether or not the beneficiary is entitled to receive the benefits on a continual basis. Those who abuse their right to receive disability benefits through Social Security are depleting funds meant for those who truly need and deserve the support.

New conditions added to the Compassionate Allowances Program

Individuals who suffer from chronic and severe diseases rely on their Social Security Disability benefits to fund their costly medical care. Many Missouri SSDI recipients use the funds to survive on a daily basis, as they may be unable to work. The Social Security Administration is a key component in evaluating ailing individual’s applications for benefits, and determining whether or not their illness lies within the realms of Social Security coverage.

Mentally disabled SSDI recipients given a new payer by the SSA

Social Security Disability benefits supply essential funds to Americans who suffer from a wide-range of mental conditions, including schizophrenia, personal disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and autism. The benefits also help those with intellectual disabilities. The Social Security Administration sends a monthly disability check to people who are eligible under the list of defined mental disorders. People who are unable to manage their funds due to insufficient mental capacity, may receive help from a third party organization.