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Study Links Subset of Genetic Variants to Autism, Intellectual Disability Genetic variants across the genome contribute to about 8 percent of the risk for certain developmental conditions — much more than previously thought.
November 2, 2018
How Employers Should Handle Requests for Workplace Accommodations When employees request certain workplace accommodations, it can be difficult for employers to determine when a “reasonable accommodation” request is made, who is “disabled” under the law, and what requests must be accommodated.
November 2, 2018
Social Security Can Help People with SSI Return to Work If you rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments and want to start working or return to work, we can help.
November 2, 2018
Smoking Cannabis May Boost Risk of Stroke by Cutting Off Blood Supply to Brain According to scientists, compounds known as cannabinoids in marijuana may cause blood vessels in the brain to narrow, triggering a stroke.
November 2, 2018
PTSD Sufferer Says Increasingly Businesses Are Saying No To Service Animals Eduardo Dieguez believes in second chances, for himself and for his four-legged friends.
November 2, 2018
After Stroke Strikes, What Comes Next? American Stroke Association highlights importance of rehabilitation after stroke this World Stroke Day.
November 2, 2018
High Burden of Depression, Anxiety Reported Among Adults With Arthritis The prevalence of anxiety and depression is higher among adults with arthritis compared with the general population, according to new survey data.
November 2, 2018
Are You Underestimating Your Need for Disability Insurance? Long-term disabilities are probably more common than you think: About one-third of us will experience one before age 65. But before you buy insurance, learn the ins and outs of long-term disability policies.
October 15, 2018
Dentist Disability Insurance If you’re a practicing dentist, there’s a high likelihood that you’ll have to file a disability claim at some point in your career. Three out of four dentists suffer from musculoskeletal disorders that affect their ability to practice.
October 15, 2018
Social Security Checks Expected to Grow in 2019 as Inflation Rises Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher.
October 15, 2018
Available Programs for Special Needs Individuals Caring for someone with special needs can be taxing on an individual, especially when it comes to finances. There are programs out there to help alleviate some of the stress.
September 28, 2018
Millions Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer. Turns Out That’s Risky. An aspirin a day has long been been touted as one of the pillars of a healthy routine for older people: Swallow the pill and see your risks of heart disease and cancer melt away.
September 28, 2018
Moving Tips For People With Disabilities

Moving to a new home is never easy--tips to make your move a bit easier.


September 28, 2018
Feds May Have Overpaid More Than $380M in SSI Payments Social Security payments for the disabled or elderly may have overpaid because their cases have not been reviewed in more than a decade.
September 10, 2018
Social Security Educator Tool Kit The Social Security Educator Toolkit is a rich resource for teachers and advocates.
September 4, 2018
Disability Benefits For Burnout If you file a disability claim and list burnout as your disabling condition, your claim will probably be denied.
September 4, 2018
Compassionate Allowances: Five Conditions Added to Fast Track Compassionate Allowances program helps us identify and fast-track cases.
September 4, 2018
Working While Disabled - Social Security Can Help Social Security’s work incentives and Ticket to Work programs can help you if you’re interested in working.
September 4, 2018
5 Social Security Tips for 2018 and Beyond Social Security is extremely important to the financial security of millions of Americans in retirement. However, far too many people don't understand Social Security, especially those who haven't yet reached retirement age.
July 31, 2018
Planning for Special Needs Children in a Divorce Unfortunately, the rate of divorce is exceptionally high—80-90 percent—among families of children with special needs. It is critical that family law practitioners understand the unique issues that arise in these cases.
July 31, 2018
What is the Difference between Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits?

The SSI and SSDI disability programs offer benefits for disabled or blind people.


July 31, 2018
Social Security Disability and Hearing Loss If your hearing loss is affecting your ability to work, you may be eligible for assistance through the Social Security trust fund.
July 31, 2018
Redefining Disability The disabled have become more likely to rejoin the work force and less likely to leave it to begin with.
June 26, 2018
What Every 30-Year-Old Should Know About Social Security

Young people have a lot to gain by figuring out how Social Security works.


June 26, 2018
Social Security Supports People Battling Cancer There’s no special application or form you need to submit for Compassionate Allowances. Simply apply for disability benefits using the standard Social Security or Supplemental Security Income application.
June 26, 2018
Claims for Social Security Disability Benefits Are At a 15-Year Low The Social Security Disability Insurance program is one of the most-abused of government programs, with the added feature that once people get on SSDI, they rarely get off.  Well, until now.
June 26, 2018
What to Know About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder For people suffering distress after experiencing a serious trauma, it can be hard to find any relief.
June 26, 2018
How Geography Influences Autism Treatment There are many different treatment options for children with autism ranging from speech therapy to behavioral intervention and medication, but which ones families choose appears to depend on where they live.
May 29, 2018
Workplace Protections Fall Short as more Cancer Patients Survive Many cancer patients lose employment because they're not ready to return to work. But studies show that just 40 percent are back at work within six months.
May 29, 2018
Adding Chiropractic to Back Pain Care may Reduce Disability Patients receiving chiropractic care reported larger reductions in low back pain and less related disability than people who didn’t get these treatments, the study found.
May 29, 2018
Helpful facts about Social Security Disability Benefits When the unexpected happens and you can no longer work due to a serious medical condition, Social Security is there with a lifeline.
May 29, 2018
Study on Arthritis Trends in the U.S. Turns Up Some Unexpected Results Arthritis is the leading cause of disability and pain in the United States and the impact on individuals is quite significant.
April 30, 2018
Wyden Bill Would Boost Social Security, SSI Benefits Ron Wyden, D-Ore., along with Finance Committee members Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Bob Casey, D-Penn., today introduced a bill to lift seniors out of poverty and increase their standard of living.
April 30, 2018
Will The FDA Ban Shock Devices Used On Those With Special Needs? Just one place in the country is known to use electric shock devices to modify the behavior of people with developmental disabilities.
April 30, 2018
Trump Signs Bill Adding Protections For Social Security, SSI Recipients Individuals tasked with handling Social Security payments for people with disabilities will be subject to greater scrutiny under a new law.
April 30, 2018
Cost-Shifting Between Workers Comp and Social Security Disability Disputed The idea that the costs for caring for injured workers have shifted to Social Security Disability Insurance is being disputed by a recent study conducted by the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc.
April 30, 2018
SSAREPS Sponsors NAMIWalks May 5th, 2018 We invite you to take part in NAMI’s largest mental health awareness and fundraising event in the country.
April 24, 2018
Schumer Blasts Long Wait For Seniors Seeking Social Security Help Schumer says $480 million funding increase will alleviate egregious wait times and staffing issues at Social Security field offices.
April 19, 2018
April is Autism Awareness Month
Autism is a developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others.

April 18, 2018
In Defense of Social Security Disability Insurance

When Americans get too sick or injured to work, this program helps them survive.


April 12, 2018
The Social Security Disability Program Needs Reform Official forecasts show that the disability portion of the Social Security Trust Fund will be exhausted by 2022, triggering sharp automatic benefit cuts.
February 9, 2018
Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability Hashmi was diagnosed with systemic lupus, a medical condition in which the body's immune system attacks its own tissues and organs.
November 29, 2017
Social Security benefits to get 2% boost in 2018 Social Security recipients will get a 2% increase in benefits in 2018, an amount slightly lower than what was projected this summer but up sharply from the past two years.
October 24, 2017
How to Apply for Social Security Disability with Bipolar Disorder
January 13, 2016
Disabled Recipients of Social Security Fund Face Hefty Benefits Cut
June 22, 2014
The Facts on Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income for Workers with Disabilities
May 30, 2013
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