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Important updates on the Social Security 2100 Act

It has been common knowledge for some time that millennials in Michigan may be paying into a Social Security fund that they may not enjoy the benefits of when they need it. In February of this year, the New York Times reported that democrats were on the case to slow the rising costs of Social Security. They did so by introducing the Social Security 2100 Act.

New bill may protect veterans from losing disability money

When veterans return to Michigan from war, many have disabilities. In fact, there are soldiers who become disabled while in training due to accidents involving falls and motor vehicle crashes. Regardless of the reason for their disability, many of these men and women rely on Social Security Disability checks to cover necessary expenses, particularly if they are unable to work.

How does Social Security evaluate skin disorders?

Social Security offers disability benefits for a wide range of disorders and disabilities, including people who suffer from skin disorders. Maladies of the skin can be painful and hamper a person’s ability to work in Michigan, which is why the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits for these conditions. If you have a need for disability, you must be ready to supply the right documentation and evidence of your condition.

New plans in place to expand Social Security

Many people with disabilities in Michigan rely on Social Security benefits to make ends meet. Without these benefits, they would not be able to clothe and feed themselves, or pay for medical care. Some people may even rely on these benefits to take care of dependents for whom they are responsible. Unfortunately, the Social Security fund is running out.

Hearing loss one of the costliest disabilities

Hearing loss can be a devastating reality, whether it is due to a birth defect, trauma or a workplace incident. Yet, people in Michigan are sometimes more likely to have Viagra insured for losing the ability to perform sexually than having their medical bills for hearing loss covered. In fact, according to CNN, hearing loss is not even considered an official disability.

Managing your Social Security disability benefits

Over the past few years, people in Michigan have been concerned about the state of Social Security funding. Report after report has warned that the fund is running short, including reports from the Social Security Administration itself. In June of 2018, CNBC finally reported some good news when it shared that the number of people applying for disability had declined sharply.

Heart conditions and social security disability

The heart is the engine that drives the body and when this organ fails, death is most often the result. Even so, not all heart conditions may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits in Michigan. In fact, even a heart attack is not enough on its own to qualify. Social Security Disability serves workers who may not be able to return to work in the next 12 months, but many people who suffer from a heart attack are back behind the desk in a few weeks to a few months.

How can I cope with depression?

Along with the many physical effects of disability, many people also experience an emotional impact. Depression is quite common after a disability occurs, as many people have a hard time adjusting to their new reality. Getting assistance with these issues is crucial to living a full and happy life, according to Very Well Health. The following can help you identify depression issues and take the proper steps to get treatment. 

Will Social Security require my psychotherapy information?

Some people who apply for Social Security Disability in Michigan suffer from mental health issues. Naturally, if you are one of these individuals, you might be concerned about the Social Security Administration (SSA) asking for records that reveal your personal conversations with your mental health professional. While it is true that the SSA needs records from your doctor to secure your disability benefits, the SSA will also offer you privacy for your sensitive information.

Why is the use of disability benefits on the rise?

Like many other people in Michigan, you may be worried about the dismal state of Social Security benefits, and with good reason. According to Forbes, the Social Security Administration was predicted to begin operating at a deficit by as early as 2016. Perhaps because of this impending shortage, you may have heard many rumors and assumptions floating around about why Social Security claims have grown exponentially.

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