This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This groundbreaking law grew out of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, but its actual implementation did not take place until 1990. There had been earlier efforts: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibited discrimination against recipients of federal financial assistance on the basis of disability. However, it was not comprehensive. For example, it did not help people avoid disability discrimination by employers or improve public accommodations in the private sector. The ADA corrected this when it was enacted in 1990.
People with mental health issues are often unable to work. As a result, they may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration provides benefits to eligible workers who have been diagnosed with:
Sometimes it seems as if the Social Security Administration makes it as difficult as possible to obtain Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. You paid your entire working life for this disability insurance program. It should be easier.
They often say a picture is worth a thousand words--so, let us paint the picture for you: the Social Security Administration is behind on processing disability claims. Not just a little bit, either. Currently, their average processing time is 491 days.
Workers who suffer from a variety of liver diseases may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits under certain circumstances. Because liver disease is actually a variety of conditions, it is important to understand exactly which condition you have and how it affects your ability to work.
The last week in June was Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week. To mark this observance, which was enacted in 1984, the Social Security Disability advocates at Binder & Binder® bring you information about SSD and blindness.