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Do you need help with an Ohio Social Security Disability claim?

Being disabled is difficult enough. Between the pain and inability to earn your own living, frustration can become a big factor in feeling like you'll never get to a better place. In times like these, it is important to remember that other people can help.

Annual COLA of Social Security Disability to be under 2 percent

Ohio residents should be aware that every year, the federal government changes the amount of benefits it pays out through the Social Security System to retirees and those who qualify for Social Security Disability. This change, called a "Cost of Living Adjustment" (COLA), is meant to keep the purchasing power of the benefits paid roughly the same year to year. This adjustment began in the mid-1970s due to high inflation rates that were beginning to impoverish many people receiving benefits.

Programs may help Ohioans with disabilities return to work

October is here, and with it the presidential proclamation of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Initiatives are underway to help disabled Americans participate in the workforce and increase the quality of life that they and their families enjoy.

Social Security Disability record system out of date

A report released recently alleges that the system used to create and organize records for the Social Security Disability program are antiquated and rely too heavily on hand written documents. According to an unidentified inspector general, the old records, coupled with the fact that they are not integrated for electronic screening, invites cases of fraud.

Are Social Security disability benefits out of control?

There are those in Ohio and the rest of the nation who claim that the rise in the number of people receiving disability benefits is "out of control" and that the system will be bankrupted in the near future. While some of their specific criticisms have merit, there are some facts that need to be understood in order to remove the political hysteria from the equation.

Ohio woman finally receives social security disability benefits

The interplay between state and federal agencies when it comes to social security benefits can be complex and confusing to many residents of Ohio. Recently, one woman in the Dayton area found this out from personal experience.

SSDI's trust fund is running on fumes

Beneficiaries of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program here in Ohio are probably concerned by the recent news from Washington. Congressional testimony reiterated the fact that without a change in the funding formula for the SSDI program, the trust fund that contributes part of the benefit payment will become insolvent next year.

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