July 26, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Transportation under the Biden administration is pleased to announce a brand new “Bill of Rights” designed to help people with disabilities enjoy an easy and comfortable experience when traveling by air.
July is Disability Pride Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments, contributions, and inclusion of people with disabilities. Here are two dates to remember this month:
In the United States, different holidays in June raise awareness for eye health and blindness. For instance, there is Cataracts Awareness Month in June, International Nystagmus Day on June 20, and Deafblind Awareness Week on the week of June 26.
Topics: SSDI benefits
As May is National Military Appreciation Month, it is a special month for those in and out of the military. We show support and pay tribute to those in the military, and we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day takes place in February each year.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day was created in 2013 by the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) to raise awareness for people who function daily with pain and misconceptions about rheumatoid arthritis.
With Glaucoma Awareness Month upon us, we need to talk about this sight-stealing disease.
According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), more than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, and over 60 million people worldwide have glaucoma. And by 2030, the NEI predicts that this number will increase to 4.2 million, a 58 percent jump.
Did you know that over three million Americans and more than 65 million people across the world suffer from the disorder known as epilepsy? Simply put, epilepsy is a condition where patients deal with electrical brain “storms,” which are commonly referred to as seizures.
November is Military Family Appreciation Month. It is a time when we honor, recognize and show our gratitude for those who bravely served our country. It is important to remember the unique sacrifices and challenges Veterans faced and still face each day.
The Social Security Administration announced on Wednesday October 13, 2021 that there will be an increase in benefits for people who receive Social Security Disability (SSDI). This massive 5.9% increase is the highest COLA increase we have seen in 39 years.
Topics: social security disability
The new medical criteria for evaluating musculoskeletal disorders are now in effect. The new listings contain specific criteria for evaluating the effects of musculoskeletal disorders on functioning. They also seek to resolve inconsistencies in policy applications that made it confusing for disabled Americans to get the benefits they deserved.