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December 2013 Archives

Social Security Administration to update disability program

Many people in New York who have applied for Social Security disability benefits know that the system is not perfect. Not only are there kinks along the way, but some things simply do not make sense anymore because they are out of date. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration has acknowledged this and plans to make several changes to multiple aspects of the program.

House-approved budget deal leaves disability advocates hopeful

Last week, members of the House of Representatives came together and approved a two-year budget deal. With the Senate set to vote on it this week, many disability advocates are holding their breath, hoping for approval. Why? The new budget would cancel out the effects of sequestration on funding to various programs that benefit those who live with disabilities, including special education.

Is your definition of disability the same as the SSA's?

If you suffer a serious injury or are diagnosed with a debilitating illness, you may think that you are qualified for Social Security disability benefits. Unfortunately, many people are denied benefits the first time they apply. So how do you know whether you will qualify?

More children being diagnosed with ADHD

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of children that are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is rising. A recent study found that 11 percent of children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD.

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