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  • As regular readers of SS&Y are aware, the Social Security Administration administers 2 trust funds. The Old Age Survivors Insurance (OAS’) fund pays retirement benefits. The Disability Insurance fund (DI) pays disability benefits. When Congress passed and President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act in November of 2015 to reallocate current contributions between the OASI…

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  • The Social Security Administration has announced there will be no Cost of Living Adjustment in 2016 for the nearly 65 million Americans drawing Social Security disability, retirement or SSI benefits.  This is because there was no inflation between the third quarter of 2014 and 2015 as measured by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage…

    2+ years ago

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  • Spring-Summer 2015 Newsletter SSDI Insolvency Looms We’ve known it’s been coming for some time and now it’s on our doorstep. Unless Congress acts the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund (DI Trust Fund) will become insolvent late next year and unable to pay full benefits any longer. Millions of Americans who rely on their disability checks for most, if not all,…

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  • Fall 2014 Newsletter OBAMACARE UPDATE On October 1st it will have been a year since enrollment began in the Affordable Care Act national health insurance program known as Obamacare. The difficulties in the early weeks and months have been well documented. But where are we a year later… Read the Newsletter in PDF format.   Read the Newsletter in PDF…

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Alzheimer’s Association to Celebrate “The Longest Day”

The Alzheimer’s Association is planning a day-long, worldwide event for the summer solstice – the “Longest Day.” If you want to get involved, you’ll need to act fast.

Alzheimer's Association Hosts The Longest DayAlzheimer’s Disease is a tragic, life-ending condition that affects over 6 million Americans, including many Michigan Social Security recipients. Treating this disease will cost the United States $226 billion this year alone. Living with the disease can be devastating. A form of dementia, Alzheimer’s can start as early as a person’s 40s, and grow gradually worse over time. Symptoms of the disease include:

  • memory loss
  • disorientation,
  • mood and behavior changes;
  • deepening confusion about events,time and place;
  • unfounded suspicions about family, friends and professional caregivers; and eventually
  • difficulty speaking, swallowing and walking.

The Alzheimer’s Association is a non-profit agency, seeking to improve the care and support of the victims of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. It has local chapters across Michigan, and provides support groups, a help line, and online message boards. The agency also offers in-person trainings, an online library, and a mobile-ready app to teach caregivers what they need to know and help them make a caregiving plan.

Their annual event, “The Longest Day” is coming up soon on June 21, 2015. The event invites patients, families, and caregivers to gather in teams to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. The teams host all-day events – using the summer solstice’s 16 hours of daylight – to demonstrate the strength and endurance needed to live with the disease. Previous teams have hosted:

  • Dance sessions
  • Hikes
  • Bowl-a-Thons
  • Jam sessions
  • Quilting blitzes
  • Bike Rides
  • Garden-planting sessions, and of course
  • Parties.

Then, when the sun goes down, the teams celebrate with those they know who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers in a Sunset Celebration.

The money raised by the Alzheimer’s Association from The Longest Day will be used to support its services, fund research into Alzheimer’s treatments and possible cures, and allow the agency to lobby for changes in laws that will better protect and provide for Alzheimer’s patients. According to the agency’s website:

As the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to accelerating progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure.  Through our partnerships and funded projects, we have been part of every major research advancement over the past 30 years.

The Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging teams to get registered today. That way teams can receive materials in time to plan and publicize their events. If you or someone you love is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, consider hosting a Longest Day event. Get your friends together and have some fun in the name of combating this debilitating disease and someday finding a cure.

William Crawforth is a Michigan Social Security lawyer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He helps the victims of Alzheimer’s Disease, Dimensia, and other disabling illnesses receive benefits from the Federal Government when they are no longer able to work. If you or someone you love is in need of Social Security assistance, contact William Crawforth today to schedule a free consultation.

Call today if you have questions about the Michigan Social Security Disability Attorney and Lawyer Services provided by William Crawforth.

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