A recently published study in the British-based medical journal The Lancet has shed some much-needed light on the rates of disability not just here in the U.S., but around the world. Indeed, the researchers, whose efforts were funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, found that one disease in particular has made remarkable -- yet highly discouraging -- inroads in both developed and developing countries.
Continue reading What did a recent study have to say about global disability rates?
It's no secret that trying to secure Social Security disability benefits on your own can prove to be an arduous, confusing and ultimately disappointing endeavor. While some of this can certainly be attributed to the need to complete and submit the all-important and all-perplexing application for disability benefits, at least some of it can also be attributed to the need to navigate the various bureaucratic channels of the Social Security Administration.
Continue reading Securing disability benefits can be difficult, but you're not alone
If you were to examine the number of Americans who have received Social Security disability benefits over the years, it's likely that you would start to notice a distinct trend: when the nation is experiencing troubled economic times, the number of people on the disability rolls increases, and when our nation is experiencing sustained growth, the number of people on the disability rolls decreases.
Continue reading SSA data shows decline in the number of Americans on disability
Words can't describe how unnerving and frightening it can be to be diagnosed with a medical condition that will someday leave you incapacitated, or worse, prove to be terminal.
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At Reyes & Reyes Law Firm, PLLC, we are honored to be able to represent the interests of people in Texas and across the country who live with a disability that prevents them from working. We help them obtain benefits under the Social Security Disability Income and Supplemental Security Income programs, but we do so with genuine care and respect.
Continue reading There are many SSD law firms in Dallas: How do we stand out?
It has been 25 years since the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. It is a landmark piece of legislation that protects the civil rights of people with a disability, approximately three million of which live right here in the Lone Star State.
Continue reading The ADA celebrates its 25th anniversary this year
While all of us would like to think that we are invincible, the truth -- however hard it might be to accept -- is that our bodies will break down as we age, making us more susceptible to certain debilitating medical conditions.
Continue reading Clarifying a common misconception about osteoporosis
Tax returns are due in just a few short weeks. As April 15 approaches, many people in Dallas who receive Social Security disability benefits may be wondering what exactly their tax obligations are. In today's post, we will help you better understand whether you might have to pay taxes on your SSD benefits.
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According to the Social Security Administration, $141 billion in disability benefits were paid to 11 million beneficiaries and their families in 2014. While figures like this are certainly eye opening as far as money is concerned, they are also eye opening in that they provide insight into just how many Americans are currently suffering from some sort of physical or mental disability that prevents them from working.
Continue reading Will Congressional gridlock threaten disability benefits?
When it comes to the SSDI claims evaluation process, it is important to have a clear understanding of what the Social Security Administration takes into consideration. SSDI claimants all have to go through the same evaluation process, and having a firm grasp on what the agency is looking for can help one to develop the best possible claim.
Continue reading The basics of the SSDI claims evaluation process