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August 2015 Archives

Groups say Medicare rule changes unfairly target amputees

Many people living with disabilities are unable to work because of their condition. When this occurs, they may turn to government benefits programs specifically designed for people whose income is affected by their disability. Programs such as Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income are the two we talk about the most on our blog, but there are other assistance programs out there.

Saliva test for Alzheimer's discovered, is cure around corner?

For those who have read our blog or know anything about Alzheimer's, you know that this particular disease can be truly devastating on a patient as well as their family. The disease causes brain cells to degenerate, eventually impacting everything from a person's socialization skills to their ability to remember things. As the disease progresses, functioning in daily life can become impossible, forcing a patient to seek oftentimes costly health care assistance.

Who is eligible for SSI benefits in New Jersey?

Awhile back, we answered a question a lot of people have about the disability benefits programs offered by the Social Security Administration. The question was this: what's the difference between SSI and SSDI? As those who read our post learned, the two programs are only similar in the sense that they provide cash benefits to those with disabilities. But this is where the similarities end.

Scientists develop a way to detect pancreatic cancer earlier

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is oftentimes a death sentence for most patients because by the time it is detected using invasive methods, the cancer has already spread to other areas of the body. In most cases, by the time the disease is detected, a patient has an average of three to six months left to live. It's because of its high risk of death that pancreatic cancer is listed as a Compassionate Allowance, making a patient eligible for disability benefits.

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