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The Right to Privacy

The right to privacy refers to the concept that personal information should be protected from public scrutiny. While not explicitly stated in the Constitution, the Fourth Amendment alludes to individual privacy rights in granting the people's right "to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects." In addition, the Ninth Amendment states that the enumeration of certain rights "shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

How Spousal Income Can Affect Disability Benefits

One issue that often confuses clients is that the program known as "disability" is really made up two different programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Claimant's Responsibilities

Anyone who has paid enough taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) has a right to file a claim for Social Security Disability benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act. Even without coverage under Title II, an individual who is disabled may also file a claim for Supplemental Security Income benefits under Title XVI, provided they meet the poverty guidelines. Yet, the right to benefits comes with responsibilities. The duty of filing the initial application, for example, is on the claimant. Many claimants do not file their claim on time, potentially costing them a loss of back pay.

Incarceration and Disability

I recently met a correctional physician, who had a tattoo of the Eighth Amendment on his arm. Why? Because the incarcerated are the only population guaranteed access to healthcare under the Constitution. The tattoo serves as a daily reminder of the difficulties facing the people he serves. The doctor described typical physical and mental impairments seen at the correctional facility, and the situational hardships surmounting his patients. He also observed that some inmates became incarcerated for the sole purpose of receiving medical attention.

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