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Unemployment among individuals with disability dropping

There has been much discussion across various media outlets centered around the collection of disability benefits and the pressure that the Social Security Administration has felt to process a high volume of applications. Many are looking for solutions to address this while still making sure that individuals with disabling circumstances in New Jersey and elsewhere are still provided for.

Flu shot crucial for New Jersey residents with disabilities

According to a report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it appears that this year's flu season began earlier and may last longer than normal. Accordingly, there are currently 47 states around the country that are reporting widespread flu activity. The flu typically manifests itself in the form of a fever, severe body aches, a headache, a cough, a sore throat and other possible symptoms.

Change coming to disbursement of SSI benefits

Each month individuals throughout the state of New Jersey check their mail boxes for their Supplemental Security Income check. Come March 1 of this year that will change. While recipients will continue to receive those payments they will be in a different form. Paper checks will no longer be issued. Instead, the benefit amount will be deposited directly into the bank account of the recipient.

29,000 signatures in petition seeking official recognition of ASL

A woman that is deaf started a petition asking the government to recognize American Sign Language as an official language. Among other benefits, this would lend deaf children around the country better access to learning sign language. Further, a positive response from the Obama administration would serve to mitigate some of the stigma surrounding being deaf in the United States. The petition gained over 29,000 signatures from supporters all across the nation in under a month.

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