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ALS (Lou Gerhig’s Disease) Patients Gain Relief

Those who suffer from ALS, commonly known as “Lou Gerig’s Disease,” achieved a great victory late last year when President Trump signed into law the “ALS Social Security Disability Insurance Access Act.” For ALS patients, this law eliminated the usual 5 month waiting period for SS Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits for those who often don’t have 5 months to live.  While the 2020 law was a giant step forward, it was interpreted by Social Security as applying only to future ALS patients, leaving those who had already applied for SSDI due to this dreaded disease still subject to the 5 month SSDI waiting period. Fortunately, Congress has tackled this unfair anomaly, as the U.S. Senate passed a bill yesterday to include those who have an SSDI application pending. Hopefully, this Senate-approved bill will quickly make its way to the President’s desk for signature. All of this is explained further in this post at South Central Indiana’s website. Click here to read more.

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