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Social Security Administration reviews disability payments

Disability assistance may be available from several sources. For example, a wounded veteran may receive assistance from both the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as the Social Security Administration. In addition, state benefits under Medicaid or other programs may also be available.

Wellness strategies and long-term disability

Readers of this Social Security disability blog may be taking efforts toward their long-term health. Although Social Security disability insurance payments can provide some assistance when accident or illness strikes, the eligibility criteria can be tough to pass. An attorney might help improve those odds, of course, but many readers may hope to avoid the situation entirely by taking preventative wellness measures now.

Federal contracting jobs may benefit disabled workers in Georgia

Readers in Augusta, Georgia might not associate their home state as a hub of federal contracting activity. Yet in 2011, over $9 billion was spent in federal contracts in Georgia. Nationwide, approximately 200,000 federal contracting and subcontracting companies hire about 20 percent of the country’s workforce. That amounts to about $700 billion a year in contract work.

Researchers modify genetic cause of Down syndrome

A developmental disability can present challenges in school. Fortunately, specialized instruction can greatly assist some students in their academic achievement. Such services are often provided by the student’s school district, to satisfy its obligation of providing learning disabled students with a comparable public education.

Institute wants better evaluation protocols for health programs

The Institute of Medicine has recommended increased monitoring of obesity prevention efforts in Georgia and across the country. The recommendation comes in the wake of the Institute's recent collaboration with HBO in making a four-part series on Americans' weight and health issues.

Disability benefits proposal met with disfavor

When it comes to issues concerning federal disability benefits, in programs such as Social Security disability insurance, Medicare, or even veterans’ benefits, liberal and conservative analysts in Georgia and across the country often find themselves divided.

Insurance may not cover alternative chronic pain treatments

One reason that alternative therapies like acupuncture, reflexology, meditation, and traditional Chinese medicine have gained in popularity is that chronic pain victims often cannot find relief for their symptoms. However, although many health practitioners now refer patients for certain acupuncture treatments, alternative medical approaches are still not widely known or prescribed by Western doctors to their chronic pain patients.

State governor discusses disability reforms

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently addressed a crowd of disability advocates and supporters at the state capitol. His address highlighted several areas in which state funds may help individuals with disabilities better perform their daily functions. For example, in the case of disabled students, elementary, high school and college classrooms throughout the state might implement accommodations to permit more disabled students to learn alongside their nondisabled peers. Transportation options for the disabled may also be increased.

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