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Surprising statistics about Social Security Disability

Many of our readers in Ohio know some of the basics about Social Security Disability benefits. They know that SSD benefits are administered by the Social Security Administration - the same agency that will administer their retirement benefits. And our readers likely know that the application process for SSD benefits can be arduous, and that many applications are initially denied. However, there are some more statistics that many people may not be aware of.

Recent report says SSD trust fund solvent until 2028

Some Cincinnati residents may have lost some sleep over the years as seemingly regular reports come out with dire predictions about the stability of Social Security funds. Social Security Disability, in particular, has been the focus of many reports. But a recent report indicates that there may not be such an immediate threat to this important financial lifeline after all.

The right approach to applying for SSD benefits in Ohio

It can be hard for many people to comprehend the feeling of working all your life and then, because of some injury or illness, you find yourself "disabled." For some people, working gives them a sense of purpose and accomplishment. So, when you can't continue with your employment as you have for years, you might be searching for options.

NFL legend speaks out about head injuries

In what appears to be a nearly monthly trend, another former National Football League player has come out to talk about his experiences with dealing with head injuries related to his career as a professional football player. Legendary defensive tackle and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp recently announced that he would be donating his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after his death for research into head injuries.

What can I expect during a Social Security appeal?

The reality of the Social Security Disability process is that approximately two thirds of initial applications are rejected. While in many cases this is because one's condition does not qualify for disability, but in many cases, a legit claim could be made for the condition.

New budget plan includes cuts to Social Security disability

Millions of disabled Americans' nightmares may soon be realized if the new 2017 budget released by Donald Trump comes to fruition. The cuts do not come as a surprise to many, however, as Budget Director Mick Mulvaney suggested and implied that changes may occur as early as March of this year.

Denied disability benefits? We can help

It is fairly commonly known that many if not most applications for Social Security disability benefits get denied on the first go around. Even if a Cincinnati, Ohio, resident really is injured or ill and unable to keep working in order to earn living, it is admittedly difficult to convince the Social Security Administration of that, meaning an appeal to an Administrative Law Judge is often necessary.

Seasonal Affective Disorder may be covered for SSD benefits

Although the days are slowly getting longer as spring approaches, the month of February is still dreaded by many who have to deal with winter weather. The days are dark, the weather cold, storms often relentless. With these common dreary conditions in winter comes an increase of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or "SAD."

Leukemia affects over a hundred thousand Americans each year

Leukemia is a deadly form of cancer which strikes blood cells in the body. It can strike any of the three types of cells in the body including the lymphoblasts, which are white blood cells that fight infections in the body, platelets which clot the blood and red blood cells which are used to carry oxygen from the lungs throughout the body. Leukemia tends to begin in one's bone marrow, as immature blood cells are more susceptible to cancer, and bone marrow is where most blood cells initially form.

Social Security vows to help Americans despite budget fears

With no Congress approved budget for the upcoming year, many recipients of Social Security disability benefits, and the Social Security Administration itself are holding their collective breath. The administration often reaches out to Americans through their various social media outlets including a Twitter and Facebook account, as well as a frequently updated blog entitled, "Social Security Matters."

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