April 2016

Illinois Joins Consortium to Expand Access to ABLE Accounts

Nine states are cooperating to expand the variability of and accessibility to ABLE accounts for people with disabilities. Sadly, government benefits are insufficient to fully cover the needs of many disabled persons. Between medical bills, assisted living devices, home upgrades and limited opportunities for gainful employment – people with disabilities are forgotten. Therefore they must Read More

70% of Initial Social Security Disability Claims are Denied: What Now?

Every year, millions of Americans apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies 70 percent of initial claims. Forms of Social Security benefits There are two forms of Social Security benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays benefits to an individual if they are “insured,” that is, if the person Read More

The Dynamics of Social Security Disability Insurance in 2016

Periodically, there are changes to the social security program that may affect those applying for benefits. Social Security Disability programs allow many disabled people to remain financially stable, and changes are closely monitored by Social Security lawyers and disability advocates. Cost-of-Living Adjustment There are several parameters that affect the SSI and SSDI programs. Each October, the Read More