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July 2015 Archives

COLA increase unlikely in 2016, trustees say

In the past, when we have talked about the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA for short, good news often followed for some of our New Jersey readers. As you may know, government programs such as Supplemental Security Income are affected by the Consumer Price Index. By adjusting the COLA, the government can ensure that the benefits received through SSI are not cancelled out by inflation.

SSA Compassionate Allowances: Huntington disease

If you're a regular follower of our blog, then you know that we have talked about diseases and conditions on our blog before that qualify as disabilities with the Social Security Administration. By highlighting these diseases and conditions, we hope to illustrate how these conditions can affect a person's life as well as show how a person with such a condition can qualify for disability benefits.

ALS and formaldehyde exposure: is there a link?

As some of our long-time followers may remember, the last time we touched on the topic of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS for short, was in August of last year when we talked about the Ice Bucket Challenge, a social media craze that raised awareness for this debilitating condition. As we explained in the post, this particular disease affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord, eventually causing paralysis. Patients often require constant health care before they die from the disease.

Disability benefits are available to everyone at all ages

If someone told you that they were between the ages of 18 and 25, you'd probably consider them fairly capable of working. You might even say that they are in their prime working age and quite able to hold down a job and earn an income.

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