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SSA no longer going after old debts -- for now

In a move that was applauded by Social Security recipients and federal lawmakers alike, the Social Security Administration announced earlier this week that it was indefinitely suspending its controversial debt collection efforts.

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Major hotel chain part of plan to hire and train disabled workers

There are many things that those living with disabilities find more difficult to do than those who do not have disabilities. In some cases, finding a job falls into that category. While the economy has made it difficult for many to find employment over the course of the last few years, this is the norm for many who are disabled.

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Texas

Did you know that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month? This month, organizations in Texas and across the country are trying to raise awareness about the unique and difficult challenges that people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury can face.

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Appeals for disability benefits skyrocket in Texas

Texas residents who are unable to work because of a disabling condition can be very frustrated by the process of applying for and receiving disability benefits. Whether a person is temporarily disabled, has developed a disabling condition or has never been able to work because of a disability, there are resources available to help people get through a difficult time.

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New research could move treatment of fibromyalgia ahead

Suffering from a chronic and painful illness can be debilitating. Not only could there be physical symptoms of these conditions, but there may also be mental issues that a person is dealing with, such as depression or anxiety. This can be especially true when an illness is not well understood and treatment is inadequate or ineffective.

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A possible link between processed foods and disabilityc

In previous posts, we’ve explored some of the theories why Americans have a higher incidence of certain disabling conditions, including many types of cancers, cardiovascular disease and other impairments. A Social Security disability attorney knows that the number of disabled Americans receiving Social Security disability insurance benefits has increased in the past twenty years.

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Social Security disability and local assistance programs

The interaction between various assistance programs can become confusing, as a recent article illustrates. The article addressed the situation of a woman who recently qualified for Social Security disability insurance benefits. She also has an adult daughter who is a long-time beneficiary of Supplemental Security Income payments on the basis of Down Syndrome.

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How the Social Security Administration defines disability

Understanding the requirements for Social Security disability is no small feat. Not surprisingly, the Social Security Administration recently published a Q&A on that subject.

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Social Security disability helps many, but could it be better?

Social Security disability benefits provide much-needed financial assistance to many people in Dallas who are unable to work because of a disability. However, there is still room for improvement in the disability program.

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SSA: 35.5% of those who receive SSD have mental disorder

As mental illness continues to move out of the shadows, more people in Texas and elsewhere are receiving Social Security disability benefits due to a mental condition. The Social Security Administration reports that mental disorder is one of the fastest-growing categories of disability for which the program gives out benefits.

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