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Social Security For Dummies

Author : Jonathan Peterson
ISBN : 9781118240885
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 79. 71 MB
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Nolo S Guide To Social Security Disability

Author : David A. Morton III
ISBN : 9781413322248
Genre : Business & Economics
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Qualify for Social Security disability benefits, quickly and easily Here’s the step-by-step guidance you need if you’re dealing with a long-term or permanent disability. This comprehensive and compassionate book covers both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Newly updated, it shows you how to prove a disability and explains how your age, education and work experience affect your chances. Parents will find special information about benefits available to children with a disability. Learn how to: find the disability criteria for your medical condition prove the severity of a disability appeal if you're denied benefits work part time while keeping your benefits prepare for a Continuing Disability Review, and more. Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability is written by a former Chief Medical Consultant for the Social Security Administration whose expert deciphering of the medical portions of SSA regulations will help you determine whether your condition will qualify you to receive disability payments, including breathing disabilities, heart disease, mental disorders, speech impairments, cancer, immune system disorders -- and much more. Plus, this book is packed with samples of all the major forms you’ll need.

Cardiovascular Disability

Author : Committee on Social Security Cardiovascular Disability Criteria
ISBN : 9780309156981
Genre : Medical
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The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a screening tool called the Listing of Impairments to identify claimants who are so severely impaired that they cannot work at all and thus immediately qualify for benefits. In this report, the IOM makes several recommendations for improving SSA's capacity to determine disability benefits more quickly and efficiently using the Listings.

Mental Retardation

Author : Committee on Disability Determination for Mental Retardation
ISBN : 9780309083232
Genre : Social Science
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Current estimates suggest that between one and three percent of people living in the United States will receive a diagnosis of mental retardation. Mental retardation, a condition characterized by deficits in intellectual capabilities and adaptive behavior, can be particularly hard to diagnose in the mild range of the disability. The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) provides income support and medical benefits to individuals with cognitive limitations who experience significant problems in their ability to perform work and may therefore be in need of governmental support. Addressing the concern that SSA's current procedures are consistent with current scientific and professional practices, this book evaluates the process used by SSA to determine eligibility for these benefits. It examines the adequacy of the SSA definition of mental retardation and its current procedures for assessing intellectual capabilities, discusses adaptive behavior and its assessment, advises on ways to combine intellectual and adaptive assessment to provide a complete profile of an individual's capabilities, and clarifies ways to differentiate mental retardation from other conditions.

Hearing Loss

Author : Committee on Disability Determination for Individuals with Hearing Impairments
ISBN : 9780309092968
Genre : Social Science
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Millions of Americans experience some degree of hearing loss. The Social Security Administration (SSA) operates programs that provide cash disability benefits to people with permanent impairments like hearing loss, if they can show that their impairments meet stringent SSA criteria and their earnings are below an SSA threshold. The National Research Council convened an expert committee at the request of the SSA to study the issues related to disability determination for people with hearing loss. This volume is the product of that study. Hearing Loss: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits reviews current knowledge about hearing loss and its measurement and treatment, and provides an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the current processes and criteria. It recommends changes to strengthen the disability determination process and ensure its reliability and fairness. The book addresses criteria for selection of pure tone and speech tests, guidelines for test administration, testing of hearing in noise, special issues related to testing children, and the difficulty of predicting work capacity from clinical hearing test results. It should be useful to audiologists, otolaryngologists, disability advocates, and others who are concerned with people who have hearing loss.

Get What S Yours

Author : Laurence J. Kotlikoff
ISBN : 9781476772295
Genre : Business & Economics
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Helps those nearing retirement make the best decisions about their Social Security benefits by detailing techniques and options like “file and suspend” and “start stop start” to maximize their benefit income for a variety of different life situations.

Win Your Benefits

Author : Angela Allen
ISBN : 146111389X
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 79. 66 MB
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New for 2015! WIN YOUR BENEFITS 2.0 is packed with TONS of helpful Social Security and SSI information!Forms, deadlines, appeals for the elderly disabled adults, the elderly as well as disabled children. Plus NEW sections feature creative claiming strategies for retirement benefits, how to solve Medicare Extra Help issues, how to represent someone before Social Security with a claim, appeal or other case matter AND info about the new "ABLE" Act of 2014!This book is levels the playing field and puts knowledge in your hands. "Win Your Benefits 2.0: How to Win and Hang ON To Your Social Security and SSI!" gives you an edge!Get the help you need to prepare for your interview - file your own appeals (for overpayments, disability, continuing disability reviews, etc.).WYB 2.0 also explains what's going on in the often-baffling process of filing for benefits (AND in the aftermath)! Who can file for disability? Retirement? SSI? How long will it take? What about payments for my kids? What about retirement? What is this thing called file and suspend? What are delayed retirement credits? Written by veteran broadcaster and former SSA claims representative Angela Allen, WIN YOUR BENEFITS 2.0 clears a path through the maze!Demystify it all! Give yourself clarity, knowledge, and power! Get the big picture - and WIN YOUR BENEFITS!

Visual Impairments

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309083485
Genre : Social Science
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When children and adults apply for disability benefits and claim that a visual impairment has limited their ability to function, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) is required to determine their eligibility. To ensure that these determinations are made fairly and consistently, SSA has developed criteria for eligibility and a process for assessing each claimant against the criteria. Visual Impairments: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits examines SSA's methods of determining disability for people with visual impairments, recommends changes that could be made now to improve the process and the outcomes, and identifies research needed to develop improved methods for the future. The report assesses tests of visual function, including visual acuity and visual fields whether visual impairments could be measured directly through visual task performance or other means of assessing disability. These other means include job analysis databases, which include information on the importance of vision to job tasks or skills, and measures of health-related quality of life, which take a person-centered approach to assessing visual function testing of infants and children, which differs in important ways from standard adult tests.

Pain And Disability

Author : Marian Osterweis
ISBN : NAP:13898
Genre : Social Science
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Pain--it is the most common complaint presented to physicians. Yet pain is subjective--it cannot be measured directly and is difficult to validate. Evaluating claims based on pain poses major problems for the Social Security Administration (SSA) and other disability insurers. This volume covers the epidemiology and physiology of pain; psychosocial contributions to pain and illness behavior; promising ways of assessing and measuring chronic pain and dysfunction; clinical aspects of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation; and how the SSA's benefit structure and administrative procedures may affect pain complaints.

Schizophrenia For Dummies

Author : Jerome Levine
ISBN : 9780470444870
Genre : Medical
File Size : 65. 95 MB
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Practical tools for leading a happy, productive life Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative therapies.

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