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August 2017 Archives

If I am getting SSD benefits, is my spouse also eligible?

It is common for people to misunderstand the rules for Social Security disability benefits and fail to apply for certain options that they are entitled to, even after they have been deemed as disabled and are getting benefits. For people in Missouri who seek and are approved for SSD benefits, one of the questions they might forget to ask is whether relatives can also get benefits based on the recipient's record. The answer is yes. There are important points to remember.

What does my employers workers' compensation insurance cover?

Suffering an injury at your Missouri workplace or learning that you have an illness that is the result of your job can be a daunting experience. In addition to the pain you are dealing with, you must also deal with the financial fallout that comes with days missed from work, medical bills and other recovery needs.

Social Security disability benefits and inability to ambulate

When a Missouri resident has an injury that leaves him or her with an inability to work, there are certain aspects that the Social Security Administration will need to have verified before approving Social Security disability benefits for injury. One is the ability or lack thereof to ambulate effectively. Not being able to ambulate can severely inhibit or outright prevent a person from being able to fulfill the general tasks of gainful employment.

Does my skin disorder qualify me for SSD benefits?

For people in Missouri who are suffering from a skin disorder, it is possible to be approved for Social Security disability benefits for illness. To do so, however, it is crucial to understand how the Social Security Administration will assess the severity of the disorder. In general, the SSA will base its assessment on the skin lesions, how often they flare up, the symptoms and their accompanying limitations, the treatment and how the treatment affects the applicant.

U.S. Army veteran fights to restart SSD benefits for injury

Former service members in Missouri and across the country might think that suffering injuries while in combat and returning home unable to work will yield Social Security disability benefits for injury. However, in some cases, people who are clearly disabled are having trouble getting approved and maintaining their Social Security disability benefits. When a person has injuries from military service, it is important to understand how to apply for and receive SSD benefits for injury. If there is a denied claim, it can be appealed.

Data analysis shows high rate of military divorce

Divorce is often inevitable. Some people are not able to deal with differences in a marriage and the dispute gets to the point at which staying together is no longer feasible. For people in the military, this is a prevalent issue. Missourians who are in the military in any capacity should be aware of various situations that are prominent in a military divorce. One recent study highlights the problems that are inherent with military couples and their divorce rates.

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