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April 2019 Archives

Could a big change be coming to Social Security Disability?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) often gets targeted in politics because some groups consistently see the disability programs as overly wasteful -- even though the vast majority of applicants don't get approved, and the rest are subject to strict limitations. However, if the current federal administration's 2020 budget gets approved as planned, Social Security Disability (SSD) applicants may again feel the pinch of cutbacks.

Mental health patients struggle to qualify for Social Security

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), over 9 million Americans currently receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). As of 2013, 35.2 percent of those who received benefits were listed as having disabling mental health conditions. While some understand that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has its own list of disabling conditions, many aren't aware of where mental illness falls on that list.