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Social Security Disability Fund Projected to Be Depleted in 2016

Social Security Disability Fund Projected to Be Depleted in 2016

The Social Security Administration (SSA), through the U.S. Department of the Treasury, maintains multiple accounts for funds held in trust to pay benefits under various programs.  Benefits payable through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program are held in the SSDI Trust Fund. 

The Fatality Rate from Combat May Extend for Decades after a War’s End

The Fatality Rate from Combat May Extend for Decades after a War’s End

The Journal of the American Medical Association has confirmed that veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan War have a significantly higher prevalence of all cardiovascular risk factors, such as smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes. The medical community, and perhaps most

September is National Leukemia & Lymphoma Month; Both Qualify for Fast SSDI

September is National Leukemia & Lymphoma Month; Both Qualify for Fast SSDI

Leukemia and lymphoma are two potentially devastating forms of cancer that can affect individuals at any age.  Some forms of these two types of cancer fall under the Compassionate Allowances List (CAL) program of the Social Security Administration (SSA), and, therefore, qualify for expedited claims

The Average American is in Worse Debt Shape than Greece

The Average American is in Worse Debt Shape than Greece

Stories of financial troubles in Greece have been making recent headlines. According to Time Magazine, Greece owes 323 billion euros to creditors and the country’s debt-to-income (GDP) ratio is 177%.  Greece is currently seeking bailout funds and owes approximately 1.77 euro for every euro the

White House Report Calls Social Security Disability Benefits a “Lifeline” for Workers and Families

White House Report Calls Social Security Disability Benefits a “Lifeline” for Workers and Families

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a report in July 2015 that stressed the importance and value of Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits.  The report describes the SSDI program as “an important and vital lifeline to millions of American workers and their

Denied Veterans Disability? How Veterans Know If They Have a Protected VA Disability Rating

Denied Veterans Disability? How Veterans Know If They Have a Protected VA Disability Rating

Veterans sometimes have a difficult time winning approval for their VA disability benefits, and some worry that those benefits may be reduced or taken away. Disability ratings and benefits can be adjusted over time, and some can have long-term protection—even if the veteran is asked to attend

The Importance of Hiring a Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney in Florida

The Importance of Hiring a Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney in Florida

Many individuals may assume that a personal injury attorney automatically specializes in that area of law, or that attorneys can call themselves personal injury specialists if they practice no other area of law.  However, this is not true.  The Florida Bar prohibits attorneys from claiming to be

REBLOG: Thousands Now Owe the Government for Overpaid Social Security -- Could You Be One of Them? | Social Security Disability Attorney Blog Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Okeechobee

Americans dealing with injuries, mental illnesses and other impairments are being notified out of the blue that they've been overpaid by the Social Security Administration and now owe thousands of dollars.                 One 33-year-old veteran began

Receiving Disability Benefits for Mental Illness | Social Security Disability Attorney Blog Hoskins Turco Lloyd & Lloyd Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Okeechobee

A person suffering from mental illness may be awarded Social Security disability benefits despite the lack of any physical impairment. However, typically it is more difficult to meet the criteria for disability with a mental illness than it is for a physical illness. Symptoms of mental illness

Unemployment Insurance Impact on Social Security Disability Benefits | Social Security Disability Attorney Blog Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Okeechobee

Many Social Security disability (SSD) applicants have the opportunity to collect unemployment insurance (UI) benefits and want to know how their receipt of UI benefits will impact their ability to obtain SSD benefits. The answer is that the receipt of UI benefits is only one of many factors that