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So you say you have a disability, yeah me too! All I can say is so what, sure it sucks and lots of things are not fair. We still must live life. It comes down to what we are going to do with our life. I have spent years bumbling around since I acquired my brain injury. I did everything out of order, I got some of the worst help you could imagine. By the time I understood what was happening my whole life was gone. Almost everyone I ever loved was gone. My life was in ashes.
But again so what. All I can do is kick my own ass for my part in this. But now I am ready to live a life that I value. One that fits what I want. Ready to open myself up for those relationships that make life worth living. Do the things that my heart tells me. It is going to be different than before because I am a different person. But you know what it is going to be better, I am going to love deeper, care more and laugh harder. Everything I have been through living with my disability is part of what makes me great.
Join in tonight gripe away maybe some tough love thoughts can help you, maybe not but at least we can share, complain our heart out and have a good laugh doing it. YOU KNOW YOU WANNA JOIN SO DO
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I'm gonna take some time to discuss how and already stressful yet common place activity can be complicated further by having a disability. However, it is not an impossible task. So we will in a sense divide and conquer
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For many years, as far back as the 1970’s lots of people have always been turned down when they applied for disability. The social security office seemed, in the past, to be no help at all. It is now, after the Millennium, 2015, and sick people, people who are legitimately disabled, are still being denied Disability Benefits.
The good news is, there is a way to get approved for your disability on your first attempt.
And …did you know that if your TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is less than $744.00 per month, that you automatically qualify for SSI if you are age 65 and over?
Tune in to the show to find out, what it is that most people do wrong when they apply for their disability, as well as what people do to get approved the very first time. I did it! Knowing these tips, is the whole difference between being APPROVED and being DENIED!
As always, in the studio with me will be my Co-Host Sybil Marie Presley. Dial into the show and speak with my guest and ask questions, talk with me and Sybil, or tell us your comments.
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Disability Access rights improvements are on the agenda for FCC Open Meeting Thursday May 21st @ 10:30am. Watch Live with Closed Captioning [CC] at http://fcc.gov/live
Join us for #SepsisChat, Thursday, July 31 at 1pm EST. Topic is Sepsis and Disability. Many Sepsis survivors are left with debilitating Post Sepsis symptoms. Others, multiple amputations, recurrent infections, post sepsis related illness; leading to additional surgeries. Cognitive decline, PTSD, generalized fatigue and pain are just a few symptoms. Yet, many survivors cannot qualify for Social Security, Public Assistance, Respite or Caregiver services. We will discuss this topic and tweet using the #SepsisChat hashtag. I'll briefly touch on my struggles in the aftermath of Sepsis
No one wants to be in the horrifying position of having to apply for social security disability benefits. No one ever expects to get hurt on the job and find themselves unable to work and earn an income. But if and when it happens, will you be ready? Join disability lawyers Brian Mittman and Scott Daniels as they explore the best ways to prepare yourself for a disability or workers compensation claim in the event you need to file for it. After all, social security disability benefits and workers' compensation benefits are in place to provide benefits if you can no longer work. Don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity to educate yourself on these programs.
The shame and embarrassment about any form of disability can be found in most ethnic groups. However, there is a higher prevalence of stigmas over mental and physical disability in African-American and Latino groups. Host, Dr. Danita Applewhite and special guest Dr. E. Douglass Brown, share a unique insight about the stigma of mental illness and how it relates to depression and addiction. Hear students, teachers, and Veterans discuss how to identify symptoms, overcome shame, and get confidential help. Dr. E. Douglas Brown is a clinical psychologist and author. Your donation of at least $5 or more will support our radio broadcasts, and allow us to continue helping Adult Learners/Students and Veterans with disabilities reach their education and workforce goals? Visit http://whiteappleinstitute.org and click on DONATE. Click on RADIO to listen to episodes of the Student2Teacher ™ Radio Talk Show anytime 24/7. This broadcast is a rerun of The Shame of Mental Illness aired 1-18-14.
Social Security Disability Income support does not come without a price for poor and middle class people. Anytime money is involved, this can bring out issues with haters whether individuals, corporations, or in government agencies. How are disabled people viewed who receive SSDI? How do SSDI receipients deal with perceptions? Join me, ESTRA and talking about disabled experiences.
The host of Lets Chat Radio has been a licensed insurance benefits counselor for 6 years working in the life and health insurance markets and today will discuss disablilty insurance. Get your pencil and paper ready !
Nearly one-third of U.S. workers will become disabled at some point in their career before reaching retirement, according to a 2009 estimate from the Social Security Administration. Yet the federal agency says that 70% of employees aren't covered by private long-term disability insurance. Social Security disability benefits are available for certain disabled workers, but the average payout is only 40% of a person's income and the allowance rate for initial claims can be as low as 30% in some areas of the U.S.
Individual disability insurance is truly a basic concept. It is an insurance product designed to replace anywhere from 45-60% of your gross income on a tax-free basis should a sickness or illness prevent you from earning an income in your occupation. Your most important asset is your ability to bring home a paycheck, DI makes sure that regardless of any adverse changes to your health, you are able to provide for yourself and your family. Every disability insurance policy from every insurance company is very different, this is not a product to simply shop for the most competitive rate. To buy the cheapest disability insurance policy on the market is to throw money away. The odds of getting paid a monthly benefit under a cheap contract may be significantly lower than receiving benefits from a quality contract. The goal of this show is to provide you with information to make an educated decision on your own. I will provide you with information regarding the major features of a disability insurance policy so that you may better understand how to read a disability insurance policy. More information contact me at email@example.com
What is the utlimate harassment and intimidation tool? Disability Surveillance. Fear is a common mechanism to move average citizens, but do you have to respond in insurer best interest or yours? Just because a company would rather keep not only your premiums but benefits after filing a claim doesn't mean you have to walk away sad and defeated. Today it is time to learn Counter Disability Surveillance 101, because bullies shouldn't get their way. Join me, ESTRA on discussing Counter Disability Surveillance 101.
How often do you rely on the information of others for decision-making? What if you could look it up yourself? What if you have the option to verify? Join me, ESTRA in the second episode in Social Security Disability Series I. This is Section II. Lets begin.
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