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June 2012 Archives

Caution urged in willing property to SSI recipients

Special considerations are often required when turning over property or other estate assets to adult children who are receiving SSI or disability payments. It is important to recognize the financial consequences that large gifts may have upon individuals who receive government living subsidies, and family members would be wise to consider the legal implications as well.

'Bionic' ankles change amputees' lives

At one time, losing a lower extremity meant that you would need assistance in order to walk for the rest of your life, severely limiting your mobility and options in the coming years. Now with new technological advances, better prosthetics are being developed in high-tech laboratories. These can benefit people who receive Social Security Disability because of lower-limb amputations.

Couple's suffering reveals disability lapses

The high costs of healthcare are proving to be increasingly overwhelming for older couples throughout the nation, many of who must choose between food and medical equipment. Even those receiving Social Security Disability payments are feeling the pinch because of the skyrocketing price of medical care, which has left an entire population of older adults with few healthcare options.

Officials: SSI reforms impending

Lawmakers are considering implementing significant changes to a program that assists financially vulnerable families with medical care for disabled children. The program, known as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), provides cash benefits for children who have cerebral palsy and Down syndrome, among other maladies. Benefits are available for children with both mental and physical disabilities.

Walgreens' hiring initiative for disabled workers on the rise

You may think that your disability is going to keep you from ever working again, but an increasing number of retailers are providing special accommodations for people with mental and physical disabilities, opening a new set of opportunities that had previously been unavailable.

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