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Dedicated to helping those with heart problems

While you may question why it is that an entire month has been devoted to raising awareness about the importance of maintaining good heart health, consider that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified heart disease as the leading cause of death, meaning it is behind one out of every four deaths here in the U.S.

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Will Congressional gridlock threaten disability benefits?

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.

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Providing some insight on lupus, a debilitating autoimmune disease -- II

Today we'll resume our previous discussion of lupus, an autoimmune disease that affects millions of Americans. Specifically, we'll continue providing some basic background information with the aim of helping the public better understand this debilitating and sometimes deadly condition.

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The basics of the SSDI claims evaluation process

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.

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Will getting workers' compensation affect my SSD benefits?

When you are unable to work, the bills seem to pile up faster than usual, don't they? The rent is due, the medical bills need to be paid, the credit card debt is growing and the groceries must be purchased.

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Minimizing the risk that your SSDI claim will be denied

Social Security Disability Insurance is a safety net that nearly every working American should have access to if they need it. Unfortunately, the vast majority of SSDI claims are denied the first time they are submitted.

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Providing some insight on lupus, a debilitating autoimmune disease

Statistics show that as many as 1.5 Americans are currently living with lupus and that there are over 16,000 new cases of this debilitating disease diagnosed here in the U.S. every year. Yet despite the prevalence of this condition, many people across the nation know relatively little about what it is and how it is treated.

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Who makes the decisions about disability benefits? - III

In today's post, we'll conclude our ongoing discussion regarding what officials are responsible for making the decision as to whether a person is disabled and what they take into consideration when making this decision.

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Who makes the decisions about disability benefits? - II

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Who makes the decisions about disability benefits?

For many people, the process of securing Social Security disability benefits seems shrouded in mystery, a complex process that only a limited group of people can readily comprehend.

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