April 2021

Breast Cancer? You May Qualify for Disability

A person with breast cancer could qualify for disability benefits if he or she can’t engage in any gainful activity due to the disease or the treatment that he or she is undergoing. Disability benefits can provide financial support the patient needs to focus on his or her health. Qualifying for Disability Benefits with Breast Read More

Jobless Rate Soars for People with Disabilities

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that people with disabilities had a jobless rate of 12.6% in 2020, representing a 5.3 percentage points increase from 2019. The unemployment rate for persons with disabilities was significantly higher compared to the rate for people without a disability. Factors that Contribute to High Jobless Rate Read More

Obtaining Disability Benefits with Prader-Willi Syndrome

A child with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and his or her family may be entitled to receive disability benefits through Supplemental Security Income (SSI). With these benefits, the family can meet the cost related to bringing up a child with special needs. What Is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? The United States has two major types of Read More