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Understanding Social Security Disability (SSD)—An Overview of the Basics

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Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about Social Security Disability and learn where to get help with your Social Security Disability claim.

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Social Security Disability Requirements: How to Qualify for SSD

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By   5 months ago

Learn here if you meet Social Security Disability’s strict requirements to collect a monthly check. These four questions answer who qualifies and who doesn’t.

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Social Security Disability Insurance: A Complete Guide

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This overview of the Social Security Disability program explains who may qualify to receive benefits, how the process works, how much you’ll receive and when.

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Who are the four groups of people who can apply for disability and who may meet the requirements for eligibility for Social Security Disability?

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Learn about the requirements for eligibility for Social Security Disability and about the four groups of people who may be qualify.

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What is disability according to Social Security Disability law?

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Learn about disability as defined by the Social Security Administration and see how working while disabled fits into getting Social Security disability.

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Do I have to be permanently disabled to get Social Security Disability benefits?

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Learn how you can get Social Security Disability benefits when your disability is not permanent and see how long you have to be disabled to get benefits.

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Do I have to be completely incapacitated to get Social Security Disability?

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Learn how you don’t have to be completely incapacitated to get Social Security disability and how you can to work for pay even while receiving benefits.

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Tips for Filing Your Social Security Disability Application

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By   2 months ago

Learn when and how to file a Social Security Disability application and find out where to you can get help with your Social Security Disability claim.

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The Process of Applying for Social Security Disability

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We’ll show your how to apply for Social Security Disability benefits so you’ll have the best chance of winning approval the very first time you file your claim.

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Disability for Back Pain: What Qualifies for SSDI Benefits?

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By   5 months ago

Back pain and spinal problems are the most frequent Social Security Disability claim. We explain how you can successfully collect SSDI benefits if you qualify.

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When should I file my Social Security Disability application?

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Find out the best time to file a Social Security Disability application and how to protect your filing date to avoid losing back pay benefits.

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How do I file an application for Social Security Disability benefits?

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By   1 year ago

Learn how to file an application for Social Security disability in person, online, or by phone for a worker, a widow, or a disabled adult child.

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If I am getting workers comp, do I have to wait until it ends before applying for disability benefits from Social Security?

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By   1 year ago

Learn the benefits of applying for disability from Social Security early in the life of your workers compensation claim.

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Can I apply for Social Security Disability while I am still getting sick leave or long term disability from my employer?

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By   1 year ago

Learn about the timing and benefits of filing a Social Security claim while still receiving sick pay or long-term disability from your employer’s plans.

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How Social Security Decides Whether You Are Disabled

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Learn how Social Security decides if you are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits and find out where to get help with your disability claim.

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The 5 Step Disability Evaluation Under Social Security

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Learn here about the five-step qualification process the SSA will use for your disability evaluation for Social Security benefits and you’re closer to approval.

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Reasons First Time Applicants are Denied Social Security Benefits

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By   5 months ago

Strengthen your disability benefits claim. Learn the most common reasons why most applicants for Social Security Disability are denied the first time they file.

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How does the Social Security Administration apply Social Security Disability Laws to determine if I am disabled?

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By   1 year ago

Learn how Social Security Disability laws apply to your claim and how the disability evaluation process will be used to decide if you are disabled.

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Who decides if I am disabled? If both my doctor and the Social Security disability doctors say I am unable to work, will I be approved?

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By   1 year ago

See who decides if you are disabled and how Social Security uses your doctors’ and the consultative examination doctors’ opinions in their decision.

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Is there a Social Security Disability list of impairments, that is, a list of illnesses and injuries, that Social Security considers disabling?

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By   1 year ago

Learn about the Social Security Disability List of Impairments that lists illnesses, symptoms and signs that Social Security considers disabling.

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What does my age have to do with getting disability benefits from Social Security?

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See when and why your age is part of Social Security’s evaluation process for getting Social Security disability benefits.

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Social Security Disability Appeal

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Overturning a Disability Denial with a Social Security Disability Appeal – Learn when and how to appeal a Social Security Disability denial and find out where to get assistance with your Social Security Disability appeal.

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Respond Promptly to the DDS

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Find out why you need to respond promptly to any requests from Disability Determination Services, which can ensure they record the earliest possible disability onset date.

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A Guide to the Social Security Disability Appeal Process

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By   5 months ago

If your disability application was rejected, don’t give up! We explain how you can go on to win your disability benefits claim through the SSDI appeal process.

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I was denied Social Security Disability. What can I do?

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By   1 year ago

Learn about the Social Security appeals process to follow when you have been denied Social Security Disability and how an attorney can help your appeal.

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My doctor says I am disabled, so why was I denied Social Security disability benefits?

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By   1 year ago

Learn why you were denied Social Security Disability when your doctor said you were disabled and see how an attorney can help you win your appeal.

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I received a Social Security Disability denial, but the V.A. says I am disabled.

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By   1 year ago

Learn why you may have received a Social Security Disability denial after the Veterans Administration found you disabled and find out when to appeal.

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What is the difference between a fully favorable and a partially favorable Social Security Disability decision?

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By   1 year ago

Learn about a partially favorable versus a fully favorable Social Security Disability decision and learn about appealing a partially favorable decision.

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How to Win Benefits at Your Social Security Disability Hearing

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By   1 year ago

Learn what to expect and what to do at a Social Security Disability hearing and find out where to get assistance with your hearing.

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What is a Social Security Disability hearing, and what can I expect when I request a disability hearing?

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By   1 year ago

Find out about hearing-level appeals, what to expect at a Social Security Disability Hearing, and how lawyers for Social Security Disability can help.

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What is an administrative law judge and what does he do at Social Security disability hearings?

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By   1 year ago

Learn how administrative law judges are trained by Social Security to conduct disability hearings and to decide if you are disabled under the law.

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If I request a Social Security Disability hearing and have a lawyer do I have to attend the hearing?

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By   1 year ago

Learn why attending your Social Security disability hearing with your lawyer is important to proving that you are disabled and to winning your case.

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How should I answer the judge’s questions at a Social Security Disability hearing?

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By   1 year ago

Get tips on how to answer the judge’s questions at your Social Security Disability hearing and learn the most important hearing tip of all.

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How long will I wait to get a Social Security disability hearing decision and what should I do while I wait?

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By   1 year ago

Learn how long you will wait for a Social Security Disability hearing date and a decision, and what you can do to help your appeal while you wait.

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How long does it take to get a hearing decision and to start collecting Social Security Disability benefits?

Timeframe for Getting a Social Security Hearing Decision

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Find out how long you’ll wait for a decision after your hearing and, if approved, when you will start collecting Social Security Disability benefits.

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How Much You Will Receive and What to Expect after Approval of Your Social Security Disability Claim

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Learn about benefits and work after approval of your Social Security Disability claim and where to get assistance if your disability benefits are cut off.

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Handling Back Pay Child Benefits Paid to A Now Adult Child

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By   2 months ago

Learn how Social Security Disability payments to the minor child of a disabled adult are intended to help the parent with costs of raising a family and whether it applies to guardianships.

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Coordination of STD and SSD Payments

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By   2 months ago

Find out what happens when short-term disability (STD) payments overlap with Social Security Disability (SSD), and how long-term disability (LTD) factors in.

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Interaction between a Ticket to Work and a Continuing Disability Review

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Learn how a Continuing Disability Review affects your participation in a Ticket to Work or other vocational rehab programs, and where you can get aid if federal benefits cease.

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Social Security Disability Payments Guide Once You’re Approved

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By   5 months ago

After approval of Social Security Disability Benefits, here’s how to stay compliant to insure that you don’t delay or lose your monthly payments.

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How will I know whether my application for Social Security Disability benefits has been approved?

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By   1 year ago

Learn how you will find out whether your application for Social Security disability benefits has been approved, and what do if you are denied.

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If I am approved for disability, how much will my Social Security Disability benefit be?

Disability Payments for Disabled Workers

By   1 year ago

See how your Social Security disability benefit amount is calculated when you are approved as a disabled worker or widow, or disabled adult child.

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Supplemental Security Income—SSI—the Other Disability Benefit

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Learn about SSI disability for disabled children and disabled adults with limited income and assets. Find out where to get help with an SSI claim or appeal.

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How Can Homeowners Getting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability (SSDI) Increase Their Income?

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Learn how disabled homeowners can increase cash flow without debt and still keep their SSDI and SSI disability benefits.

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How can I be overpaid Supplemental Security Income (SSI) when my work earnings and my spouse’s work earnings never change?

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Learn when and how Social Security counts income in calculating Supplemental Security Income (SSI) monthly benefit payments.

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When Money Becomes a Resource for SSI and Excluded Burial Funds

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By   2 months ago

Learn which assets are counted as Resources for SSI limits, what time of the month income its calculated, and options parents have to provide extra money to adult disabled children.

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Back Pay Due a Homeless Claimant

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By   2 months ago

Learn how families can handle Social Security payments for homeless relatives, how a parent can apply to be designated Payee and when back pay can be accessed to find living arrangements.

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SSI Benefits For A Family Member With Mental Issues

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By   3 months ago

Learn how an adult with mental issues may own a home and still qualify for Supplement Security Income (SSI) benefits to help pay monthly expenses.

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Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB) for Autism

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By   3 months ago

We’ll show you how adults who were disabled before age 22 can qualify for Childhood Disability Benefits if a parent is eligible to receive Social Security payments through retirement or death.

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Watch Out for VA Pension Benefit Scams

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Learn how to spot common pension benefit scams and protect your pension from shady professionals who claim they are “helping” you.

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Homeless Veterans Housing Assistance Vouchers

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Find out about federal housing dollars for disabled veterans facing homelessness, learn who is eligible for this HUD-VASH program, and how to apply.

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Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans

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This overview of VA adapted housing grants explains how certain disabled veterans can receive funds to adapt and remodel their homes to live independently.

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Get An Independent Medical Evaluation to Support Your VA Appeal

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When the VA Compensation and Pension Exam underrates your disability, find out why you should seek an independent medical exam and have that doctor fill out the Disability Benefit Questionnaire.

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An Increase In Severity Of A Non-Military Service-Connected Disability

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If your prior non-military service-connected disability was aggravated during service, learn how to document the increase in severity and where to get help in proving your claim.

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How You Can Qualify For VA Benefits

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Learn more about how to apply for the many types of VA disability benefits available to veterans and their dependants for service-related illnesses and injury.

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Veterans Disability Benefits: How to Apply and Submit Your Claim

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By   5 months ago

Winning approval for military service-connected injuries and illnesses can be a challenging process. We’ll show you how to optimize your VA disability claim.

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Workers Compensation View All →

What is the difference between Workers’ Compensation and Health Insurance, and Which Should I Use?

By   6 days ago

Compare Workers’ Compensation and Health Insurance for work related disability claims. Learn which should you use and when you should use them.

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What Are Your Basic Rights Under Workers’ Compensation

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Workers Compensation insurance rights protects workers from the financial burdens connected with injuries or diseases associated with the workplace.

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When to Hire a Workers Compensation Lawyer

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Consult a workers’ comp disability lawyer to protect your rights. Protect your job. Is your employer discouraging filing? Don’t settle without a review.

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What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

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Disability designations affecting your payout include long or short term, full, partial or permanent disability. Learn what injuries Workers’ Compensation covers.

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How soon should I apply for Workers’ Compensation and Disability?

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Don’t delay as benefits take time for approval. Time limits vary by state. Here’s help deciding when to file for workers’ compensation.

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Can I Collect Workers’ Comp and Sue My Employer for Damages?

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Injured on the job and considering a work injury lawsuit? Here’s what you need to know about building a case against your employer or filing for Workers’ Comp.

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Am I covered For Long-Term and Permanent Disability?

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Long-term and permanent disability coverage are calculations. Read here to understand the differences involved including how to calculate your benefits.

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Special Needs Trusts Can Provide For Disabled Children

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Learn how you can create a Special Needs Trust to assign assets for a disabled child’s care, and what expenses it can cover without reducing Medicaid eligibility.

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ABLE Programs Provide Financial Independence to Disability Community

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Learn how an ABLE account for disabled persons provides a tax-free savings plan that covers qualified expenses such as education, housing, and transportation.

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People with Disabilities: Setting Goals for a Better Life

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This practical guide for setting goals for people with disabilities is designed to prepare adults for improving all aspects of their lives.

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Money Management Skills: Part Two

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By   5 months ago

These skills related to money management for people with disabilities are focused on credit and debt, emergency planning and savings, and increasing income.

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Money Management Skills: Part One

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The first of five important money management skills for people with disabilities helps you understand different forms of money and basic budgeting tips.

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Financial Planning to Maximize Your Disability Benefits

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Answers to critical questions on financial planning for disabled adults prepare you for successful use of your disability benefits.

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Best Types of Jobs for People with Disabilities to Boost Income

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By   5 months ago

Practical suggestions about types of jobs for people with disabilities can help you in planning your re-entry into the job market.

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