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Financial Health and Income Network

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We're here to help working Americans figure out their employee benefits and how to protect their income stream.

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Why should employees neglect to tell us they're depressed or anxious? Well, it's all in that workplace situation issue. The fact is short- and long-term disabilities policies are often paid (all or in part) by people's employers. So why would an... more

Recently, Fred Schott, The Council for Disability Awareness' research consultant, hosted a second podcast on Long Covid – this time focusing on its mental health dimension. (You can read the highlights from the first podcast... more

The Council for Disability Awareness' research consultant Fred Schott speaks with Kerri Wizner (an epidemiologist at MDGuidelines) and Dr. Jonathan Torres (medical director with United Healthcare Financial Protection Services, Specialty... more

Almost 40% of consumers earning $25,000 - $50,000 reported in a pre-pandemic Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) consumer survey that their savings--if they had any--would last less than one month if they couldn't work due to an injury,... more

The Social Security Administration was not immune to COVID-19. Like every other aspect of life that changed with the pandemic, the SSA needed to pivot in order to serve the public. While this was a daunting task, the organization... more

Sleep may not simply be an opportunity to dream. In fact, sleep difficulties appear to be an overlooked driver of both mental health challenges and physical challenges such as pain management. And an inability to experience restful... more

Every year, employers and people who work in the benefits and insurance industries look forward to the results from MetLife's annual employee benefit trends survey and this year was no exception. Many writers and journalists in... more

Caregivers and families can experience both unexpected support as well as frustrations when their loved one applies for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. On the one hand, each family member (including a spouse, divorced... more

This show tells a story about a benefit available to most people living and working in the United States -- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The SSDI program pays benefits to you and certain family members if you are unable to... more

Endometriosis is a condition where the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. It is common in women in their 30s and 40s and affects approximately 10 percent of women worldwide, which is similar to the rate of diabetes in the... more

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