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Social Security Disability protects the disabled

Social Security Disability (SSD) is a benefit that can change the lives of those struggling with disabilities. When you have a disability, it's not always easy to work. You may struggle to work more than a few hours a week.

Knowing how expensive it can be to live in America, people understand that working part-time or less isn't enough to survive. That's part of the reason why SSD is so helpful. It can give you a sum of money that is enough to support your needs while you are still allowed to work a small amount for additional income. If that's still not enough, you may even be able to obtain Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which helps you by providing additional financial benefits.

Proving your disability is a must to obtain compensation

When you suffer an injury, you may not initially think that it will lead down the path to Social Security Disability (SSD). Usually, people think that they will recover, and in many cases, that's true.

Unfortunately, some are unable to fully recover and may need assistance moving forward. That's what SSD benefits are for. If you are hurt on the job or off, you can seek these benefits to help you pay your bills and get a monthly check. The amount you'll get will depend on how much you've worked and your average income.

Irritable bowel syndrome and disability benefits

The Mayo Clinic describes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as a common disorder that affects the large intestine. The signs and symptoms of IBS include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. If you have been diagnosed with IBS and are unable to work as a result of your symptoms, you may be eligible for disability benefits.

Retroactive pay and your alleged onset date

If you are thinking about applying for disability benefits, you probably have a number of questions regarding the benefits that are available. Many individuals are unaware that they may receive any retroactive benefits. Even at the hearing stage of the disability process, some of my clients are confused about the nature of retroactive benefits or "back pay" and are unsure just how far back their benefits may reach. The answer depends in large part on whether you are pursuing SSI or SSDI benefits and on the "alleged onset date" in your case.

Get help to get more: Supplemental Security Income

You've been disabled for a length of time, and you have always been able to get by on the benefits. However, with rising costs, you're worried you won't have enough to cover your needs.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is one answer to your problem. It's something that people can apply for with their disability benefits or seek out at a later time. It has the benefits to provide you with several hundred, or more, dollars per month to help support you.

Veterans face numerous critical issues: They deserve assistance

Returning from active duty and adjusting to life as a civilian is not always easy. This is true no matter how you return, with mental or physical disabilities or completely fine. The life adjustments you have to make are significant, which is why so many people struggle with them.

In your case, you've suffered mental trauma and have some injuries to deal with. You face more than just trying to find a typical job and relax back into civilian life. You have to go through medical treatments, focus on your mental health and take care of your family.

Social Security Administration increases payments for 2019

If you currently use Social Security Disability (SSD) or wish to obtain Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to boost your income in the future, there is some good news. In 2019, the amount paid out in SSD or SSI will increase. It's not a minuscule increase, either.

According to an Oct. 12 disability news release, the Social Security Administration (SSA) stated that payments will go up by 2.8 percent in 2019. This is a result of an automatic cost-of-living adjustment, but it's great news for people who don't expect to see their costs increase much, if at all.

What do you do if your Supplemental Security Income is denied?

If you receive a denial letter in regard to your application to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it may make you worry that you'll be unable to get what you need. Fortunately, there are options to have an appeal.

There are actually several levels of appeals including reconsideration, having a hearing with a judge of administrative law, a review by the appeals council and the federal court review.

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