Category Archives: SSDI Special Cases

Grandparents raising grandchildren – Who knew Social Security might be there to help!

In my experience as a Southern Illinois Social Security Disability representative, many people do not realize that if they are retired or disabled and raising a grandchild or step-grandchild they might be eligible for as much as one half of their Social Security benefit amount in dependent child benefits.

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Freed From Prison But Trapped By Disability – Navigating the Social Security Regulations on Reentry

Re-entering normal life after being incarcerated is often a challenge.  Add to this difficulty the uncertainty created by Social Security Disability Insurance policies, and things get more stressful for everyone involved.  From my experience as a Southern Illinois Social Security Disability representative, here is what you need to know if you or a loved one has been incarcerated after being approved for Social Security Disability benefits.

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8 Simple Ways to Preserve Your Disabled Adult Child’s Social Security Benefits for When You Can No Longer Work

Did you know that Social Security Retirement Survivors and Disability Insurance benefits and Medicare coverage are available for a disabled adult child when an insured parent retires, becomes disabled, or dies if the child’s disability began before age 22 and the child is not married?

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Patients get trapped in a Catch 22 when they need Schedule II Pain medications.

A Catch 22 can be defined as a situation in which someone is in need of something that can only be had by not being in need of it.

Chronic pain sufferers usually need medication to cope.  Their doctors frequently prescribe Schedule II drugs because they help their patients sleep at night and function during the day.

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Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance—What you don’t know could hurt you!

You might be wondering:  What should I do about Social Security Disability benefits while my worker’s compensation claim is pending?

This is a very common question that I hear in my work as a Southern Illinois Social Security Disability representative.

If you have read any of the other posts on this blog, you will not be surprised to find out that the answer is not simple.

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A Billboard Message to the Self-Employed.

Summer and road trips go together like fried chicken and milk gravy. (I sure wish I could cook these as well as my receptionist, Carole.)

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