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Social Security Advocates Take to Blogosphere to Help Workers with Disability

Author: The Advocator Group

Published: 2011-10-14

Synopsis:

The Advocator Group is a nationwide advocacy organization dedicated to helping individuals apply for and obtain Social Security Disability Insurance.

Main Digest

More than 10 million disabled workers and their dependents rely on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) as a source of monthly income.

For those not already in the program, however, qualifying for SSDI requires an amount of time, effort, and attention to detail that is daunting for a healthy person, let alone someone who struggles with a disability. In an effort to ease this burden, The Advocator Group's new blog provides a resource to educate people about how to navigate the system.

The initial posts include:

6 reasons to get help when you apply for disability benefits.

If you apply for SSDI without an advocate, you may face unnecessary challenges. You can go it alone, and many do. But time and time again, unrepresented SSDI claimants get tied up in red tape. This post discusses the benefits of working with a disability advocate.

You're hurt, you can't work:

Can you get disability benefits? Learn about a new app from The Advocator Group for iPhone and Android that will help you figure out if you meet the qualifications for SSDI benefits.

Why apply for disability benefits

Because you'll get more than just cash. If you're approved for SSDI, you'll start receiving monthly checks that help offset the loss of a paycheck. But there are many more reasons to apply than just the financial help. This post explains five of those reasons that many don't know about.

SSDI benefit checks to go electronic in 2013.

As of March 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury will pay all federal benefits and non-tax payments electronically. Read this post to learn how to choose your payment method, whether you're receiving benefits now or are still in the application process.

$21 million in federal funds to provide more jobs for the disabled.

The U.S. Department of Labor plans to fund seven additional states with over $21 million under the Disability Employment Initiative. Learn if this will impact employment opportunities in your state.

The Advocator Group works directly with injured and disabled workers nationwide. The SSDI process is an administratively intensive one, overseen by the largest administrative legal system in the world. For many people who have just suffered an injury or are caring for a disabled family member, the process can be confusing and seemingly chaotic, and it can be overwhelming to an individual or family facing a lifetime of physical disability and financial challenges. The Advocator Group navigates the system on behalf of the disabled to get them the benefits they need and deserve.

The Advocator Group is a nationwide advocacy organization dedicated to helping individuals apply for and obtain Social Security Disability Insurance. The Advocator Group also helps Medicare beneficiaries in identifying the best coverage possible based on their specific needs. The Advocator Group uses a team of experienced Social Security and Medicare advocates as well as hearing advocate who are experience attorneys to ensure that each case receives close attention from start to finish. The company's core values include humility, integrity, commitment, optimism, learning and creativity. For more information, visit Advocator.com. You can also follow the Advocator Group on Twitter and Facebook.

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