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April 2014 Archives

Number of people on Social Security disability levels off

The number of people receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration has been increasing for years. Since 2004, the number has risen 42 percent. The sharp rise in people receiving benefits created worry among lawmakers and those interested in policy and spurred talk of reforming the benefits program.

Minnesota veterans are not taking advantage of county service centers

Veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are eligible for disability and other benefits from the federal government. County veterans services offices can serve as a main point of contact for veterans who need help with veterans benefits – but Minnesota county veterans service officers say that the new generation veterans is not taking advantage of the service.

Can weight-loss surgery help Type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes is a major cause of disability and death in the United States. The disease affects nearly 26 million Americans, and is a leading cause of stroke, kidney failure, eye problems, heart disease and other medical problems. Both diabetes itself and its associated problems are common reasons people apply for Social Security Disability and other disability benefits.

How long will I receive Social Security Disability benefits?

Obtaining Social Security Disability benefits can be challenging. The federal disability benefits program has strict qualification standards, and many applications are initially denied, requiring appeals for people who are unable to work due to disability to obtain benefits. The good news is that once you have been approved for disability benefits, you can continue to receive them as long as you are disabled and unable to work.

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