About a month ago we wrote about a team of disabled athletes who compete in sled hockey on Saturdays in Central Park. Their coach, who organized the team, said he hoped to teach his players that an injury or illness doesn't have to be a barrier in their lives. To the satisfaction of many across the country who live with disabilities, his sentiment was recently backed up by the federal Education Department.
We all know the severe destruction that cancer causes. Many people in New York support causes that help raise money for cancer research, and many of us have personal connections to the debilitating disease. While we wait and hope for a breakthrough in research, one story that came to light recently is worth sharing.
Many people who live in New York City know how vital Social Security disability benefits are. These people have suffered a debilitating injury or illness that prevents them from working. Disability benefits provide them with the financial support they need to get by. Unfortunately, however, some people find ways to scam the system.
For many in New York who may have become disabled or injured and found themselves unable to work, seeking assistance under the Social Security disability program is a good option to make financial ends meet. However, SSD benefits can be confusing, and some find that they do not understand exactly what they can expect to receive or how to qualify for the program. This understanding is important so that an injured or ill person can maximize their potential benefit from the disability program.
Many people living in Long Island and beyond rely on Social Security disability benefits. In fact, about 11 million Americans rely on Social Security disability benefits after an unexpected illness or injury prevents them from working. Although Congress is focusing their attention on retirement benefits, the numbers suggest they ought to be looking much more closely at disability benefits.