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November 2015 Archives

Smartphone apps are available for blind, deaf Missourians

It has gotten to the point that many of us cannot live without our smartphones or tablets. These devices help their user work and play, and can be highly addictive. But many people with limited vision and/or hearing cannot enjoy many of the features of the average wireless device without help.

My SSDI application was turned down. What do I do next?

Since the Social Security Administration turns down most initial applications for Social Security Disability benefits, many people who believe they are deserving of benefits are left unsure what to do. Some start over and apply again, hoping for a better result this time.

Woman gets life in prison for imprisoning, stealing from disabled

Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income payments are supposed to go to the disabled individual the Social Security Administration sends the funds to. The money is supposed to make up for the fact that the individual cannot support him- or herself through work.

'Health homes' provide 1-stop shopping for mental, physical health

If someone in Missouri is living with one chronic health issue, there is a good chance they have another condition as well. This is especially true for those dealing with serious mental illness. A 2006 report from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors concluded that mental health patients died 25 years earlier than the general population, on average.

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