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Some public benefits can affect amount of SSD benefits

If you've been inflicted with an unexpected and serious illness, or suffered a significant and disabling injury, then you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The compensation recovered through this program can be of tremendous importance, as you may be unable to work, which means you could become dependent on SSD benefits to keep a roof over your head and put food on the table. While improved health and the ability to reenter the workforce may lead to a reduction or cessation of your SSD benefits, receiving other forms of public assistance may have a similar affect.

Family members may receive SSD benefits on your claim

If you suffer from a disability that leaves you unable to work, then you've likely tried to find out as much as possible about Social Security disability benefits. These benefits, if successfully recovered, can provide you with financial relief that allows you to focus on obtaining the treatment you need to manage your disability. Yet, as you probably know, your disability doesn't just affect you. Instead, it can have a ripple effect that affects your loved ones, too.

Preparing a SSD claim for reconsideration

A significant number of Social Security disability claims are denied when first considered. There are a wide variety of reasons why a claim may be denied, including that the disability isn't considered severe enough, the medical evidence presented was deemed insufficient, the injury or illness in question did not seem to limit the claimant's ability to perform the same or similar work, and the claimant failed to adhere to medical treatment aimed at relieving the medical condition. A claim denial, though, for any reason can throw an individual into treacherous financial territory.

What is my role in the SSD claim process?

If you've been injured or developed a medical condition that is severe enough to leave you unable to work, then you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. If obtained, the compensation paid to you through this program can serve as a financial lifesaver. It can assist you in your efforts to obtain and pay for medical care, and it can help offset your lost wages. These benefits aren't automatically provided to those who suffer from a disability, though, which means you need to make active efforts to ensure that you are adequately and aggressively pursuing your SSD claim.

New York firm fights for SSD benefits for PTSD sufferers

Recently, this blog discussed post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD and the harmful effects it can have on individuals. For far too many, this medical condition drastically reshapes the way they live their lives. Many New Yorkers who suffer from PTSD are unable to function well in public, which can affect their ability to socialize with friends and family and even hold a job.

Eating disorder may qualify for SSD benefits

A significant number of Americans struggle with bulimia and anorexia. Although these individuals may face embarrassment and even ridicule on account of their condition, the harm it can cause doesn't stop there. In addition, one's physical health can be seriously affected, sometimes threatening an individual's very life. When these medical conditions, which can be tied to mental health, leave an individual unable to work and earn a wage, then he or she may also suffer from a lack of income. This can prevent an individual from not only maintaining a stable life, but it can also make it impossible for an individual to obtain the medical care he or she needs.

PTSD and Social Security disability benefits

There are a number of mental health conditions that may qualify an individual for Social Security disability benefits. Amongst those is post-traumatic stress disorder, often referred to as PTSD. This condition can arise after an individual directly experiences a traumatic event. These events may include a car accident, military service at war and exposure to serious crime, but it can also occur in individuals who witness traumatic events. A little less than 10 percent of the population will experience this condition at some point in their lives.

Our law firm stands up for those with disabilities

As we have discussed a number of times on this blog, there are a wide variety of medical conditions, both injuries and illnesses, which may qualify an individual for Social Security Disability benefits. These benefits can prove to be a true financial lifesaver for those who are left unable to work on account of their medical condition. Yet, recovering these benefits isn't easy, primarily because the Social Security Administration has strict requirements that must be met before benefits will be awarded.

Surviving family can continue to receive loved one's SSD benefits

We spend a lot of time on this blog discussing Social Security disability benefits and how to qualify for them. In order to recover these benefits, which can provide significant financial relief, individuals typically must show that they meet the federal government's definition of "disabled." That definition, though, varies from medical condition to medical condition, which is one why there are often issues with regard to whether one qualifies for these benefits. However, with strong legal advocacy on their side, many applicants are able to succeed on their SSD claims.

Muscular dystrophy sufferers may qualify for SSD benefits

There are a number of medical conditions that can have a tremendous impact on an individual's life. This impact can negatively impact one's physical and mental health and even his or her ability to obtain and maintain gainful employment. This, in turn, can leave an individual facing significant financial hardship. Although there are government programs available to help assist these individuals, the truth of the matter is that before benefits can be obtained, certain federal requirements must be met.

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