Although all beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplementary Security Income (SSI) receive the same amount from the federal government no matter where you live, you may or may not receive a supplement to your SSI monthly payments depending on where you live in the United States. Both …Read More »
Monthly Archives: September 2021
Definition, symptoms, treatment, etc.
Pseudogout is the term some people use for calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD), which occurs when calcium pyrophosphate crystals form and accumulate in the joints and surrounding tissues. CPPD is a type of arthritis that has symptoms similar to gout. Gout is also a type of arthritis, but its symptoms …Read More »
How to Get Rid of Migraine at Work: Treatment and Prevention
Taking pain relievers, avoiding triggers, and having a strong support system can help a person get rid of a migraine episode at work – or at least reduce their migraine symptoms. Migraine is a neurological condition that can cause moderate to severe pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light or sound. …Read More »
Can You Receive Florida Disability Benefits for Workers and Social Security?
After a workplace accident in Florida, an employee can claim Florida Workers’ Compensation benefits and be reimbursed for medical expenses and lost wages. Some injured workers may not realize that they are also eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI. You can receive both employee benefits and SSDI benefits …Read More »
Disability Insurance May Provide COVID Coverage
Health insurance isn’t the only benefit you need to look at during the open enrollment season. According to the Business Group on Health, nearly half of large employers expect an increase in disability benefit claims due to complications from COVID-19, or what is often referred to as long-haul COVID. If …Read More »
Disability insurance for business owners
There are many good reasons to purchase individual disability insurance to replace your income in the event of an injury. But if you own a business, it’s not just about you. As a business owner, you are probably the main driving force behind your business, as well as the bankroll. …Read More »
Uber-style disability care service launched in Seattle
twin sisters of Minneapolis and Joshin co-founders Melissa Danielsen (CEO) and Melanie Fountaine (COO) are excited to see their product hit the Seattle market. The duo have created a digital care platform that connects caregivers with families with specialist care needs because they understand this struggle firsthand. Joshin is clearly …Read More »
What’s love got to do with disability insurance?
Tying the knot could mean a loss of health coverage, income support and other essential resources for millions of Americans. For many in the queer community, the phrase “marriage equality” brings back memories of the decades-long uphill battle that culminated in a landmark 2015 Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex …Read More »
What does love have to do with disability insurance?
Subscribe to our Policy NewsletterNY for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across New York Getting married could mean a loss of health coverage, income support, and other essential resources for millions of Americans. For many in the queer community, the …Read More »
Pandemic highlights value and disability benefits for employees
When considering disability insurance, consider integrating it into an employer’s health insurance plan, which can help control costs for both employer and employee. The health implications of the pandemic – both mental and physical – have caused many employees and employers to reconsider the value of their benefits. What was …Read More »
How are social security disability benefits calculated?
Mathematically speaking, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is calculated in the same way as Social Security retirement benefits. Both are based on your record of “covered income” – employment income on which you have paid Social Security taxes. The Social Security Administration (SSA) begins by calculating your average monthly income …Read More »
Are long-term disability benefits taxable?
Typically, long-term disability and short-term disability benefits would be taxed every time you file your annual income tax returns. This means that income tax is not deducted when issuing long term disability and short term disability benefits. As of January 2015, Canada Revenue Authority (CRA) requirements state that long-term and …Read More »
Kitsap County man convicted of fraudulently collecting $ 400,000 in disability benefits
A Kitsap County man was sentenced Thursday to 25 months in federal prison for fraudulently collecting nearly $ 400,000 in Social Security disability benefits from his brother after his brother disappeared on his way to surrender in Clark County over 30 years ago. Chris H. Sayler, 74, of Olalla was …Read More »
Disability benefits must be overhauled to break cycle of poverty
Federal election candidates have said next to nothing on disability issues so far. It is too bad, because there are millions of us who know that Canada can do better for the disabled community. It is time for us to make our voices heard. A good federal disability policy motivated …Read More »
How changes to the provident fund pension affect approved lump-sum disability benefits
New tax rules on pensions from provident funds and lump-sum retirement payments came into effect on March 1, 2021. Fund members should be aware of the additional implications for approved lump sum disability benefits. At the time of retirement, members of these funds who were under 55 on that date …Read More »
Disability benefits for hidradenitis suppurativa
Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, debilitating skin condition characterized by sores and lumps that form on the buttocks, armpits and groin. Healthcare professionals are not sure what causes HS. However, research indicates a combination of sweat and keratin that clogs hair follicles. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, …Read More »
The second time, it’s the charm: the Court rejects (again) the putative class action in terms of disability insurance | Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
For the second time, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has dismissed an alleged class action lawsuit alleging that insurance companies sold them disability insurance policies that were void under the law from New York. The lawsuit relates to the “HealthExtras” insurance program, a …Read More »
Opening of a consultation on legislative reforms of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Fed)
Public comments are now invited on the bill in order to provide a better experience for participants in the National Disability Insurance Plan (NDIS). The NDIS law will be amended through the Bill 2021 amending the national invalidity insurance scheme (service guarantee for participants and other measures). Improving the experience …Read More »
Denying disability benefits to residents of Puerto Rico violates equal protection rights, says ABA amicus brief
Home Daily News Denying disability benefits in Puerto Rico… Supreme Court of the United States Denying disability benefits to residents of Puerto Rico violates equal protection rights, says ABA amicus brief By Debra Cassens Weiss September 8, 2021, 12:40 p.m. CDT The ABA filed an amicus brief with the U.S. …Read More »
Smart Money: Disability Insurance is the Most Important Part of a Comprehensive Financial Plan
A good disability insurance policy is often one of the most overlooked aspects of financial planning I’m not very supportive of generalizations or rules of thumb when it comes to personal financial planning. Everyone has their own goals, resources and risk tolerance, so one-size-fits-all solutions are not always optimal. But …Read More »
Do I Need a Lawyer to Get Social Security Disability Benefits? Find out here
Photo: pixabay.com If you are applying for Social Security disability benefits, you may be wondering if a lawyer is needed. The truth is, it depends on the circumstances of your case. If your Social Security claim has been denied in the past, you’ll need an experienced Social Security lawyer to …Read More »