We often work with people from around the Detroit area who have a child with a disability, so we understand the challenges these parents face.
Airports that make it excessively difficult for travelers with disabilities are bad enough. We discussed that problem in last week's post. This week, we'll look at a problem that in many ways is even worse: doctors' officers that aren't equipped for patients with disabilities.
Suffering from disabilities is difficult in many different ways. The financial challenges are undeniable, especially when a disabling condition prevents you from working.
Income tax filing season is now fully underway. In keeping with the annual ritual, taxpayers are looking for ways to take full advantage of favorable tax provisions and minimize tax payments wherever possible.
There are many causes of disability that can make someone eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Some of them involve work accidents. Others involve mental or physical conditions that may or may not have been suffered at - or made worse by - work.
There is more than one way that a child can qualify for Social Security disability benefits. To understand this, it's important to keep in mind that the term Social Security disability actually refers to two different programs.
If you are disabled and can no longer work, income from Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) can be a lifeline. It is fair to ask, however, how long those benefits must last.
Recently, we discussed the Social Security Administration's decision to add several new items to its list of compassionate allowances. If a condition is added to this list, individuals suffering from the injury or illness will not have to go through the time-consuming process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits.
When people think of workplace illnesses or injuries, many often think of some sort of physical condition that makes working impossible. While there are a number of conditions that can impact workers, mental illnesses may also make it difficult for individuals to remain part of the workforce.
There has been an increase in the number of people suffering from diabetes. A majority of diabetes cases are type 2 diabetes, which generally affects adults. Occasionally, diabetes can cause severe complications that make it impossible for someone to hold down a job. These individuals may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Income benefits if they meet certain qualifications.