Disability and Student Loan Debt

Education is often considered a pathway to a brighter future, but for individuals with permanent disabilities, the burden of student loan debt can be particularly challenging. Individuals with permanent disability, however, may be eligible for federal student loan forgiveness. In this article, we’ll explore what that looks like and the impact (or lack thereof) on…

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Long COVID and Your Disability Claim

A recent study found that 1 in 10 people get long COVID after an Omicron infection. In this article, we’ll explore the qualifications necessary for a successful SSDI claim and what individuals should know about the process. Does Long COVID Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits? For millions of people who contracted COVID-19, the virus…

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How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

As soon as you become disabled, you should apply for Social Security Disability benefits. After applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, there is a five-month waiting period. This means that payments will not begin until six months from the beginning of your disability.  If you apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the Social…

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Disability Benefits for Stroke Victims

A stroke is a serious health event and a leading cause of disability in the U.S. Also called a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), a stroke occurs when there is a block in the blood flow to the brain. You see, a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients, transported by blood flow, to the brain is essential….

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Does Meningitis Qualify for Disability Benefits?

If you are living with meningitis or some of its lasting effects, you know how debilitating this type of health condition can be. Furthermore, you may have found yourself unable to go to work or find new employment under your new health limitations. This can be scary and you may be scrambling to see what…

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