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“Pa. to eliminate asset test for food stamps”

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This April 21, 2015 article on the Philly.com website talks about a change coming to the SNAP (Food stamp) program.  It has been said in this article that as of Monday the asset test is being removed from the SNAP program.

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English: Logo of the . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check”

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This January 30, 2015 AP news article found on the Lancaster Online Website talks about the recipient of the first Social Security check, and offers a stark reminder that without action on the part of the federal government, Social Security Disability will be out of money in 2016.  The rich seem to view the disabled as expendable and as such when costs need cut, the first cuts to occur generally impact the poor, disabled and middle class.  If those on Social Security don’t come together and rally for change, we will remain easy targets for the rich to prey on.

Seal of the United States Social Security Admi...

Seal of the United States Social Security Administration. It appears on Social Security cards. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A Letter to Rand Paul re: Disability Benefits for Mental Illness”

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This January 19, 2014 open letter found on the Healthy Place website talks about the struggles faced by people who are disabled by a mental illness.  I tip my hat to the author of it …. I live what you described though with a handful of different dx which includes anxiety disorder among others.

“Museum of disABILITY”

This museum is dedicated to the history of what it has been like for people with disabilities.  They offer traveling exhibits that can be rented.  It is an interesting site to browse.

“Casey, Fitzpatrick Supported Bill Helps Disabled People Save For Future”

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This December 8, 2014 article on the Levittown Now website talks about a bill that if passed would allow for tax-free savings accounts to help people with disabilities without risk of losing other benefits such as Social Security.

“Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Applications Being Accepted”

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This November 8, 2014 Levittown Now article offers information about the Pennsylvania LIHEAP program and includes links to information about where to apply.

“Main Line Deputy Dog offers hope for local disabled”

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A service dog putting keys into his owner's hand.

A service dog putting keys into his owner’s hand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

19, 2014 MainLine article talks about Main Line Deputy Dog where owners can learn to train their own service dog to meet their individual physical or mental health needs.

“Study: Child disability rates continue to rise”

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Work of Adobe photo shop, but originally downloaded from http://imh.org.rs/ – INFORMATOR_INSITUTA; need for article Institute of Mental Health (Belgrade) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This August 18, 2014 article on the Pittsburgh Business Times website talks about a recent study that seems to show there is an increased risk of disability due to mental health or neurodevelopmental causes among children of families who are at about 400% of the national poverty level.  The study also shows that disability due to asthma has decreased which they feel is due to better medications for treating asthma being available.

“Wyden Hearing Statement on Keeping the Promise of Social Security”

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This July 25, 2014 InsuranceNewsNet.Com article talks about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the need to shore it up by 2016, but also reminds us that it is a benefit that is earned and not simply a handout.

English: A collection of pictograms. Three of ...

English: A collection of pictograms. Three of them used by the United States National Park Service. A package containing those three and all NPS symbols is available at the Open Icon Library (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Who knows best? Dispute over disabled man’s care magnifies guardianship’s complexities”

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This April 8, 2014 New Pittsburgh Courier article talks about one family’s legal battle to reunite their family after a desperate attempt to get one family member the help he needed.

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Pittsburgh Courier (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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