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Children with oppositional defiant disorder can quality for disability
Posted December 09, 2013

 Kids that show a consistent pattern of tantrums, arguing, anger and disruptive behavior may have more going on than simply a childhood phase. The Mayo Clinic said this could be oppositional defiant disorder, which can be considered a disability qualifying benefit by the Social Security Administration in some cases. Treatment of ODD will involve therapy, training and perhaps even medication, so monetary assistance from the SSA would definitely not hurt.

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Q&A: Filing for disability with the Social Security Administration
Posted November 27, 2013

Filing for disability with the Social Security Administration isn’t a simple task. While some may take it as such, the initial filing may be just the beginning of a long process which could include appeals, hearings and doctor visits. Harold W. Conick, an attorney with more than three decades of experience, answered some questions about how claimants should file their claims for Social Security Disability.

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Congressional office suggests cutting veterans benefits to save money
Posted November 25, 2013

Although there has been a lot of lip service paid to veterans being a top priority for the U.S. government, NJ.com reported that at a recent Congressional Budget Office meeting it was suggested that veterans benefits could be scaled back to cut federal spending. Rolling back compensation for categories of veterans and raising TRICARE fees for military veterans were just two of the suggestions given by the CBO.

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What to know before applying for Social Security disabilities
Posted November 18, 2013

Whether people want to think about it or not, disability is a very real threat. Elliot Raphaelson of the Tribune said the Social Security Administration reported that one quarter of current 20 year olds will be disabled by the age of 67. It is imperative for people of all ages to know what are considered disability qualifying benefits and figure out how they can apply with the Social Security Administration when they need to.

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