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Gender and Race Disparities Impact Social Security

Posted on October 2nd, 2019 by Francis Jackson

Women and minorities generally receive smaller monthly benefits from the Social Security retirement, disability and survivors programs. Decades long discrimination in wages paid to women and minorities translates into future decades of lower benefits. In addition, the “deeming” concept in Supplemental Security Income calculations often diminishes, or eliminates, SSI benefits for stay-at-home parents (most often […]

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Social Security Disability Often Aids Cancer Patients

Posted on September 3rd, 2019 by Francis Jackson

A diagnosis of cancer shakes a patient. Regardless of the type, just the word changes the life of patients and their family. Often the symptoms of both the disease, and the treatment, may make full time work impossible and allow for an award of Social Security disability benefits. Several years ago, Social Security instituted the […]

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New Commissioner, New Proposals, Old Issues

Posted on August 1st, 2019 by Francis Jackson

Let’s start with the basics: the Social Security system is critical to life in the United States. As of May, 2019, more than 68 million Americans receive some benefits from Social Security – either retirement, disability or survivors benefits, or Supplemental Security Income. Social Security keeps millions of Americans out of poverty and for many […]

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Strokes – Debilitating But Not Totally Disabling?

Posted on July 1st, 2019 by Francis Jackson

Surprisingly, the level of impairment needed to meet the Listing of Impairments for stroke patients is quite challenging, making it difficult for some to get Social Security disability benefits. As with all medical conditions, disability is based upon the symptoms from a medical condition, and the proof as to how those symptoms impact a person’s […]

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Proving Disability for Asthma

Posted on June 1st, 2019 by Francis Jackson

Spring should be an enjoyable season. But high temperatures can be devastating for those predisposed to asthma and respiratory illnesses. Between pollution and pollen, it is hard to catch a break. A difficult attack can be enough to push a fragile person over the edge into disability.    Under Respiratory System – Medical Listing 3.03, […]

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