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Memorializing the sacrifice of disabled veterans

Earlier this month, a new national memorial was dedicated in Washington D.C. Located directly east of the Capitol Building, this memorial was erected in an effort to honor American veterans who sustained lifelong disabilities as a result of their service to the nation. Many veterans have suffered lifelong physical disabilities, while others have suffered lifelong mental disabilities. All of these veterans are honored in the spirit of the new memorial.

Bipolar disorder: what do I need to prove in an SSD application?

Formerly known as Manic Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness that is actually a combination of several mood disorders. Those who suffer from this condition experience a wide range of often extreme emotions from anxiety to anger to hopelessness. It also causes physical impairments such as fatigue or chronic pain. 

Which mental disorders could be eligible for SSDI?

Being unable to work due to a disability can be devastating. Not only is a person struggling with a serious health condition, but he or she can also be extremely nervous about how to pay for living expenses and medical care without a paycheck.

Returning to work an option for some SSDI and SSI recipients

If you live with a disability or know someone who does, then you might have heard that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Most people who receive SSDI benefits or Supplementary Security Income are simply not able to work because of their disabling condition, but some benefit recipients are able to return to work after a time. In recent years, the Social Security Administration has implemented programs to help SSDI and SSI recipients begin working again and planning their financial future.

Understanding the basics of Supplemental Security Income

We frequently write about the Social Security Disability benefits entitlement program. Recipients of this entitlement are often grateful for the financial benefits it provides, especially because SSD recipients are not in a position to work full-time. However, not everyone who is disabled qualifies for SSD benefits. In order to be considered for this entitlement, applicants generally must have developed a work history and earned credits towards qualification for SSD income.

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