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Nursing home neglect among reasons for Pennsylvania fines

State regulators have been increasing fines and the number of violations at senior care centers since announcing a philosophical shift late last year. Almost three quarters of a million dollars in fines have been issued, a jump since 2014. A recent news story reports on the details of the fines and the nursing home neglect incidents in Pennsylvania homes.

Child disability a concern for Pennsylvania Easter Seals CEO

Children with special needs depend on care and support from the greater community. Currently, children who are born or who become disabled are entitled to support from the Medicaid program for help with paying for medical services. Medicaid funding can then go to programs like Easter Seals to help children in need. In a recent article, the CEO of Easter Seals talks about the types of services that are provided by Medicaid through Easter Seals in Pennsylvania, and shares her concerns about the future of the child disability program. 

Pennsylvania bill aims to help those on veterans' disability

Once a person becomes disabled, there are benefits that can be taken advantage of in addition to any financial settlements awarded. Those who are recipients of veterans' disability are also eligible to have their student loans discharged. This information may not be widely known among disabled veterans, so one Pennsylvania representative has created a bill that will contact qualifying veterans and inform them of their ability to discharge student loans. 

Change in policy causes worry about Social Security Disability

The majority of Pennsylvania residents go about their daily lives never anticipating that they may experience a life-altering illness or injury. Unfortunately, there are some events that cannot be prepared for adequately, and an individual may find that he or she now needs to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. This makes the announcement concerning some regulation changes worrisome for those who may be affected.

Report seems to suggest SSD payments delayed for ill recipents

Social Security Disability was put into place to provide financial assistance to those who are unable to work due to either physical or mental disabilities. However, some who were approved for SSD benefits have been forced to wait while they struggle financially. There may be Pennsylvania residents who are also waiting for these benefits to arrive in time to provide relief.

Social security and SSD should be here for the long term

President Roosevelt first established Social Security in 1935 as a safety net for those in retirement. However, its demise has been anticipated for years with many sounding the death knell with greater urgency. These monies, which now take many forms, including but not limited to SSD, SSI and longer-term disability, are an important factor in keeping a roof over the heads of those in need. Pennsylvania residents who depend on these payments may be relieved to hear that the program should be around for the long term.

Applying for Social Security disability can take time, effort

Becoming disabled is never on anyone's to-do list. However, it can happen to anyone at any time. If it does, the question of how to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) might become an important issue. Workers in Pennsylvania may benefit from an overview of the process.

Social Security Disability Insurance online services available

Suffering a disability that keeps one from being able to continue working can understandably be frightening. This is especially the case for individuals in Pennsylvania who are their households' primary or sole breadwinners because their loved ones depend on them heavily for their support. Fortunately, Social Security Disability Insurance is designed to help these individuals to obtain the monetary benefits they need when they can no longer work.

Child disability benefit claim process features many steps

Facing a disability as a child can take a toll on the child both emotionally and physically. Children who are disabled in Pennsylvania may receive Social Security child disability benefits through the Social Security Administration's SSI program. However, these individuals under 18 years old must meet the administration's definition of disabled.

Potential SSD recipients may find Social Security website helpful

Sometimes disabilities in Pennsylvania may be so severe that they prevent people from being able to continue working. These disabilities may be either physical or mental. Fortunately, Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSD, can be a huge help for these individuals, providing a financial safety net for them when they can no longer earn a living for themselves and their families.

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