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Congress Passes National Alzheimer’s Project Act

Posted on February 14, 2016 by Disability Help Group

With the diagnosis of a severe mental or physical condition that prevents someone from being able to work, an individual may qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits.

Some conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, could cause an individual to become unable to complete daily tasks or continue employment of any sort. Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease affecting more than 5 million people in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Disabled World reports that Congress has now passed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act which will help aid in the fight against this serious and costly disease. With the help of the Federal government it is hoped that more will be done to deal with what is now the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S.

Coordinated efforts with the likes of Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Study Group will work on a national strategic plan to find ways to combat and even reverse the disease.

It is expected that the number of those affected with Alzheimer’s will eventually balloon to 16 million people. As such, the passage of this act provides a much needed forum to address a serious public health threat.

If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and would like assistance applying for Social Security disability benefits, a Social Security disability representative can talk to you about your options and eligibility. With the help of a representative you stand a better chance at being approved the first time you apply for disability benefits.

When you are interviewing Social Security Disability representatives ask critical questions, like: how many Social Security Disability hearings do you have per month; do you understand the SSA’s POMS (the manual Social Security employees use to process claims); and, do you understand the date last insured and how it affects my disability onset date?

Disability Help Group represent over 5000 disability claimants. Our disability representatives have experience with cross examining medical and vocational experts and take time when speaking with you about your case. Contact us today at 1-(800)-800-3332 for a FREE consultation.