A financial survival guide for people with disabilities and chronic illness.
It sounds strange to say that many people on disability don't know WHY they are on disability. Strange, but true. If you listed a whole bunch of conditions on your application, you might not know which conditions you were approved for. This most commonly comes for people who think they were approved for physical health… Continue reading How to Tell What’s Wrong with You
If you are on Medicare, you may be charged co-pays and premiums. This means you pay 20% of all bills for doctor visits, hospitals, medications and equipment, plus your Social Security check may be lowered by roughly $130 per month to pay premiums. Good news! You may have some options to escape all this. Secret… Continue reading How to Escape Medicare Fees
Many people get a low Social Security check for years and do not understand why this is happening or if anything will change it. Lucky you! You have come to the right place to figure some stuff out. WHY IS SSDI SO LOW? Reasons Your SSDI Check Might Be Low Good News and Bad News… Continue reading How Come My Disability Check is So Low?
If you are well enough to try going back to work, you have the option to either find a job on your own or join a Ticket to Work program that can give you extra help with transitioning back to work. Extra help sounds great right? Not so fast. We have heard from many readers… Continue reading How Wonderful and Horrible Ticket to Work Can Be
Free Doctors & Clinics Free clinics in your area Many More Programs and Strategies for Free Medical Care Medicaid Little-known ways to qualify for Medicaid How to Respond When You Are Told You Can’t Get Medicaid Meds & Supplements Ways to get free or discounted meds. Dental Care How to Go to the Dentist… Continue reading How to Go to the Doctor Without Insurance
Tax breaks and special rules that may benefit people with disabilities.
Not sure if you are on SSI or SSDI or a different form of Social Security? You are not alone. It's very confusing and many people don't know. Here's a few ways you can figure it out so life will start making a bit more sense: Types of Benefits There are two main types of… Continue reading How to Tell What You’re On
Approval letters, Award Letters, SSI Interviews, Back Pay, Work Reports, Representative Payees, Payment Options & Everything Else you Really, Really, Need to Know