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Social Security Disability Benefits for Injuries Archives

Do I need credits for my Social Security disability case?

When a Missourian has an injury, illness or condition and seeks disability benefits from Social Security, he or she must understand the importance of credits and how they are earned. For Social Security disability benefits, there must be a certain amount of credits earned before getting an approval. Knowing how these are accrued is vital to a case.

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.

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.

Receiving Social Security disability and workers' compensation

Missourians who are injured, become ill or have a condition because of their work will often be able to collect workers' compensation benefits. They might not be aware that they can also collect Social Security disability benefits. Before trying to collect both, however, it is important to know that workers' compensation and other disability payments can affect the benefits that are available through Social Security.

What does extreme limitation after a brain injury mean?

Missourians who have suffered a brain injury might be able to receive Social Security disability benefits for injury. However, the criteria needed for the Social Security Administration to approve the benefits must be met. There are certain terms that are used that many laypeople do not fully understand. It can be a confusing process. One is how "extreme limitation" is defined in the context of what the person can do. For example, if a person cannot stand up from a seated position easily, it can be difficult to find a job.

Budget proposal could affect Social Security Disability benefits

Missourians who have a medical issue can often receive Social Security disability benefits due to their condition. There are several programs that provide these benefits, including Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Those who are seeking or are already getting these benefits should pay attention to current events to know how certain legal changes might affect them. One is the budget proposed by President Donald J. Trump and how it would reduce SSDI.

Social Security disability for Wounded Warriors: important points

Memorial Day is a good time to consider certain Social Security disability benefits that people who were wounded during their military service might be eligible for. Missourians who are considered Wounded Warriors should be aware that their qualifying SSD benefits for injury could be affected by military pay and status. It is also important to know what information must be provided to the Social Security Administration when seeking benefits.

The many health ramifications of spinal cord injuries

A person's life can forever change when they suffer a spinal cord injury. For one, such an injury could leave a person paralyzed. However, there are a whole range of other health effects a spinal cord injury could have beyond paralysis. This is illustrated in a recent report In a medical journal.

If I get workers' compensation, can I get disability?

Many residents of Saint Louis, Missouri, have experienced a work-related injury that leaves them unable to continue earning income, sometimes permanently. These people may have been offered, and are even receiving, workers' compensation benefits in order to cover medical bills and a portion of their lost wages. These people may wonder where they can also draw Social Security Disability benefits, since those are designed for people who are disabled and unable to find meaningful work.

How does OSHA protect me in the workplace?

In 1970, the United States Department of Labor created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, known as OSHA, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, known as OSH, in an effort to help protect employees from dangers in the workplace. Unfortunately, not all employers always adhere to the strict standards outlined by OSHA, and even when they do, many workplaces are inherently dangerous, and accidents do occur.

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