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September 2014 Archives

Alabama: One of the Highest Rates of SSD Recipients in the United States

Alabama and West Virginia have the largest percentages of workers receiving Social Security Disability (SSD). In Alabama, that means that nearly 300,000 people get monthly checks from the federal program because they can no longer work. That is around six percent of the state's population. Nationally, around three percent of the population receive SSD benefits.

Heart Disease and Social Security Disability

Ischemic heart disease killed almost 600,000 people in the United States in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Stoke killed another 130,000. In addition to the deaths it causes, cardio-vascular disease leaves millions disabled throughout the world. Medical advances have meant that fewer people die from cardio-vascular disease than in the past, resulting in more people living with the condition. Heart disease and stroke are responsible for many early retirements and disability claims because patients can no longer work due to the illness. More than 720,000 people each year suffer heart attacks.

Question and Answer With Charles Binder: Part 2

We've reached out to our fans on Facebook again, and asked for their questions--and Charles Binder is providing the answers! Below, a client asks a very important question regarding the length of time it takes to get a hearing

Applying for SSD/SSI With Early Onset Alzheimer's

The Alzeheimer's Association has prepared a checklist for people with a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's disease who are applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Early onset Alzheimer's is one of the neurological conditions that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has added to its list of Compassionate Allowances. This program puts people with certain conditions at the head of the line when the SSA evaluates their claims for disability benefits, because applicants with those conditions almost always qualify.

Maximize Your Chances of SSD Approval

An article in the Motley Fool, an online personal finance magazine, provides insight into why so many Social Security Disability (SSD) claims are denied. It also points out some little known facts about the disability insurance program - an essential program that has been the target of many recent attacks by politically-motivated news stories.

SSA Resource Cuts: How It Affects You

The Social Security Administration has slowly cut back on the resources they offer the public; we blogged about it earlier this year (you can read that post HERE).  Perhaps on paper, the cuts don't seem that bad--for instance, if the SSA is closing their local field offices only 30 minutes earlier than they previously closed, how much of a difference can it actually make? 

Basics About Applying for Social Security Disability

A recent article in the Huffington Post offered some basic information about applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. It is a complex process, and the vast majority of applicants are turned down the first time. Increase your chances of acceptance by following these simple tips.

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Social Security Tax Tips from Harry J. Binder

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