Disability Resources

Disabled persons and their families often face a special set of challenges that may be completely new to them. In answer to a widespread need for connection with the right disability resources, Disability Advisor provides in its easy-to-understand articles a wide range of information on topics as varied as housing, finance, personal injury suits, durable medical equipment, long-term or in-home care options, health insurance, and rehabilitation services or help staying on the job with an illness or injury. Some articles discuss money management skills to maximize disability benefits; others show how disabled persons can use tax-free savings plans like the ABLE Program or a Special Needs Trust to help meet their disabled child’s expenses without reducing Medicaid eligibility.

Nursing Home and Assisted Living Abuse and Neglect

By / May 15, 2017 / Nursing Home Care / No Comments

Nursing home abuse and neglect can happen in the best of senior care facilities. Here’s what you should know to protect yourself or a loved one.... Read more

Working From Home Can Help Those on SSDI or SSI

By / October 1, 2017 / Disability Resources, Managing Your Money / No Comments

Learn how you can supplement your income under the SSA's Ticket To Work Program by successfully working from home.... Read more

Opinion: Bobby the Repo Man

By / August 20, 2017 / Opinion / 4 Comments

Medicare benefits and taxes as seen from the seat of a mobility scooter (and a bar stool). Wes Richards reminds us that Medicare benefits aren’t free.... Read more

What Will You Do If Your Benefits Are Cut?

By / July 11, 2017 / Managing Your Money / 1 Comment

Social Security and government medical programs are being reviewed and are subject to change. Here is how to prepare in case your benefits are cut or discontinued.... Read more

Opinion: The Ins and Outs of Handicapped Parking Tags.

By / July 11, 2017 / Opinion / 2 Comments

You qualify for a handicapped parking tag for your car, but is it worth using? Here’s life commentator, Wes Richards on the pros and cons of taking advantage of the tags.... Read more

Opinion: Don’t Answer the Phone

By / June 24, 2017 / Opinion / No Comments

Disabled folks hate telemarketing calls as much as anyone, and at greater inconvenience. Here’s life commentator, Wes Richards on creative ways to get them off the phone.... Read more

Diet, Disease and Disability: Stop Ignoring the Facts

By / June 19, 2017 / Opinion / 1 Comment

There’s a health crisis lurking in the bushes of our playgrounds, homes, schools, and neighborhoods. It peeks out every once in awhile and gets our fleeting attention but then we become distracted and ignore it, hoping it will go away. But it is not disappearing on its own and in fact, continues to gain acceptance […]... Read more

Government Takes Second Swing at the Disabled

By / May 9, 2017 / Opinion / No Comments

The federal government took another step toward making it increasingly hard to get approved for Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits. On May 4, 2017, U.S. Congress passed a bill to abolish the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and replace it with a new national health plan that […]... Read more

Scams Against Disabled People Affect More Than Finances

By / April 19, 2017 / Managing Your Money / No Comments

We explain the most current methods scammers are using to sound legitimate, but steal your money and personal information to enrich themselves, and the steps you can take to avoid being taken in by their tricks.... Read more

Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes

By / April 13, 2017 / Nursing Home Care / No Comments

Learn when family members of nursing home patients have a right to sue for wrongful death, the types of compensation a court may award, and the time limits for bringing a lawsuit.... Read more

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