Is Your Workspace Designed For Inclusivity?

Is Your Workspace Designed For Inclusivity?

It is our belief that inclusivity is important in the workplace. As many companies are learning that many jobs can indeed be remote, companies can also be inclusive. If you are a company or employee looking for better ways to foster an inclusive work environment, we hope this will help get you started.

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What You Need To Know About Residual Functional Capacity (RFC)

What You Need To Know About Residual Functional Capacity (RFC)

If you are unable to work due to a disability, the Social Security Administration (SSA) must know what work you are still capable of doing, physically and mentally. Therefore, if you are planning on submitting an application for Social Security Disability benefits, it is important to be familiar with the Residual Functional Capacity form (RFC). An RFC assessment is an evaluation to determine the limits of your work capacity despite your disability. Basically, what kind of work you can still complete, how much you can do, and for how long.

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What is the Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2019?

What is the Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2019?

Living on a fixed income, like Social Security Income (SSI), can be challenging. It’s even more difficult when your income fails to keep up with the cost of living and housing expenses. However, The Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act could change this. The act aims to increase income and resource limits for individuals who are on SSI. This is critical for keeping up with inflation. Continue on to learn more about the changes in SSI benefits.

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SSA 5-Step Evaluation [INFOGRAPHIC]

SSA 5-Step Evaluation [INFOGRAPHIC]

Our goal at DSS is to make the disability benefits claim process easier on you. Many times people are unsure if they qualify or if they should submit a claim. Check out our easy to read SSA 5-Step Evaluation infographic to help you learn more about the evaluation process.

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How Education Affects Disability Claims

How Education Affects Disability Claims

Before you understand how education plays a role in disability claims, it’s important to know how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines disability. The SSA defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically physical or mental impairment. Any medical condition has to be terminal or last for a continuous period of more than one year. In basic terms, you have to be unable to work due to your medical condition. If you are in fact unable to work due to your disability, it is only then that factors like education and age may be taken into consideration.

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People Who Can Help With Your Disability Claim

People Who Can Help With Your Disability Claim

Are you unable to work due to a disability? If so, you might be in the process of filing a disability claim. Or, maybe you’ve yet to start. Either way, applying for Social Security disability can be confusing. Luckily, if you need help applying for disability benefits, there are people who can lend a hand. Below, you will find some professionals who can assist you along the way.

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

If you see more people wearing blue this month, it might be because March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. To help promote awareness, the Colorectal Cancer Alliance is launching its “Don’t Assume” campaign. At DSS, we want to highlight what you need to know and how a diagnosis could affect your ability to work. People diagnosed with colorectal cancer may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if they cannot work due to the disease. Here is what you need to know.

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What Are Non-Medical SSDI Requirements?

What Are Non-Medical SSDI Requirements?

It’s true that not everyone with a disability qualifies for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must meet both the medical and non-medical criteria outlined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Read on to learn about the non-medical SSDI requirements, and how to know if you meet them.

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What Does a Disability Attorney Do?

What Does a Disability Attorney Do?

Whether it’s your first time filing a claim or you’ve already been denied, a disability attorney can help you get the benefits you deserve. Disability attorneys specialize in helping their clients navigate the Social Security disability process. That means they know the process inside and out. They also have experience with a broad range of disabilities, including cancer and mental health. Therefore, if you need assistance applying for disability benefits or your claim has been denied, you might consider hiring a disability attorney.

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