For millions of Americans living on the east coast, the recent blizzard hit hard. It was believed that up to 85 million people were affected by everything from work, school and business shutdowns, mandatory evacuations, major flooding and even the decision by officials in New York City to shut down mass transportation and completely prohibit road travel as of 2:30pm on a recent Saturday.
In news that shocked the world, music industry legend David Bowie died on January 10. Bowie apparently kept his illness, liver cancer, a secret to all but his closest friends and family, and continued to be active during his struggle with the disease, even releasing an album on his birthday the week before his death.
For children who have not paid into Social Security's Disability Insurance program may still qualify for the administration's Supplemental Security Income program if the underage child meets specific conditions. To meet the conditions, typically the parents must meet specific criteria.
Tragedies, accidents and serious illnesses can strike anyone at any time. As a result, many Americans, including many New York residents, live every day with debilitating disabilities that can be difficult to overcome.