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March 2018 Archives

Social Security's backlog to be addressed

Nobody in the government is ever totally happy with each year's spending budget . In fact, the most recent one was signed by the President despite his vocal disapproval. However, there are quite a few people cheering at least one provision in the mix. There is an increase in the money allotted toward Social Security that's intended to help clear out the backlog of disability claims.

Mental illness can impact a person's ability to live

Many different conditions can lead to life-altering impacts that can make it impossible to work and support yourself. When this happens, you will need to turn to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for benefits. These benefits can provide you with a fixed income and possibly medical benefits that can help you to live despite being unable to work.

Disability claims can sometimes come from mental conditions

When people think of disability claims, they might automatically think of physical disabilities. These aren't the only disabilities that can qualify for disability benefits. Mental health conditions can also qualify as long as they meet the Social Security Administration's (SSA) criteria.