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Some statistics on who receives SSD benefits and why

While the Social Security Disability Insurance program is nationwide and available for a wide variety of illnesses and conditions, who receives SSD differs from state to state. The Fiscal Times recently reported on a primer by the Urban Institute that contains some interesting facts about SSD trends.

At Grammys, Stevie Wonder calls for access for disabled

Depictions of people with disabilities on television are fairly rare. And when there are disabled people on TV, they are often portrayed stereotypically, as helpless or objects of humor. So it may have been refreshing for many of our readers to witness Stevie Wonder make a brief call for disability rights during the Grammy Awards recently.

Painkillers may impede recovery from nerve damage

Living with chronic pain can be disabling in and of itself, but it is often a symptom of a broader disability that also causes other problems. Millions of Americans rely on painkillers to function, and many of them are able to work and care for themselves with the aid of narcotics.

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