Learn about retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that causes damage to the retina. Symptoms can include decreased vision at night or in low light and loss of side (peripheral) vision. Find out about causes, diagnosis, and treatment options. Visit What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?The post What is Retinitis Pigmentosa? appeared first on Disability.gov.
Learn about generalized anxiety disorder, a condition that can cause extreme worry and anxiety. Symptoms can include difficulty concentrating, trouble falling asleep, fatigue, irritability, and panic attacks. Find out about diagnosis, treatment options and where to get help. Visit What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?The post What is Generalized Anxiety Diso […]
In 2011, the estimated economic value of informal care provided by family members was $234 billion. According to another report, in 2009, about 61 million family caregivers in the U.S. provided care to an adult with a disability or chronic health condition at some time during that year. It’s clear that family caregivers play a […]The post Disability.gov’s Gu […]
The federal government administers many important benefits, including Social Security Disability. Social Security Disability Insurance, also known as SSD or SSDI, can help get you the money you need when you are unable to work due to disability.
With no end to the budget conflict in sight, the National Council on Disability (NCD) – an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and other federal agencies on disability policy - today released a report titled "Medicaid Managed Care for People with Disabilities: Policy and Implementation Considerations for State and Federal Po […]
Feeding America Warns That Cuts To The Food Stamp Program Will Put Nation's Seniors At Risk Of Hunger - Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief organization, warns that pending cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) will put many of our nation's seniors at risk of hunger.
Iowa-based investment advisor Donald Gene DeWaay Jr. has paid $341,487 to 68 pension plans covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The payments were made as part of a settlement agreement following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration. The investigation found that DeWaay, entities h […]
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announces a grant competition that will award an estimated 24 or more Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program grants totaling approximately $6 million to provide an estimated 2,000 veterans with occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, to help them succeed in […]
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