The Social Security Administration has programs geared towards helping individuals and families deal with health issues including mental health issues, injuries and serious illnesses. For children dealing with an illness that is expected to last at least one year or result in death, he or she may qualify for Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, if the family's income is below a certain level.
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? Nearly one in four deaths in the U.S. are the result of heart disease, with approximately 610,000 people dying from it annually. Coronary heart disease, or CHD, is the most common form, killing nearly 370,000 Americans each year.
For many Americans, the "C" word, cancer, is one of the most feared words in the medical field. And due to its prevalence, that fear is justified. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is defined as
If you're reading this blog in November, you've come to the right place at the right time. November is National Blog Posting Month. It also marks the debut of the Social Security Administration's new blog titled, "Social Security Matters."