When a Missourian loses their job, their world can come crashing down. The reasons for job loss are many, and a lot of people are able to return to work. However, when the job loss is the result of a disabling work-related injury, matters can get difficult. A disabled worker may receive workers’ compensation according to Missouri law, but it can only solve some of the many financial problems.
Thankfully, most workers in the United States pay Social Security taxes, which are used to help fund the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Trust Fund. This fund provides financial assistance to individuals, and their families who are unable to work because of a disabling condition. The Social Security Administration (SSA) determines whether a person is eligible for SSD benefits or not.
While the conditions of the SSDI program may look crystal clear on paper, the actual process can often be harrowing for applicants. Primarily, difficulties arise because the SSA has not been able to define each and every type of disabling condition. Rather, it depends on set criteria and determines disability by checking whether a disabled worker’s medical conditions shows traits of what is written in the SSA’s Red Book.
In situations such as this, mere medical reports are sometimes not enough to obtain SSD benefits. It may require multiple applications, appeals and hearings, and it is a lot of effort for a disabled person. Therefore, it may be beneficial if those applying for SSD benefits retain legal representation through the claim process.
If you wish to know more about qualifying SSD benefits for injury, you may visit our law firm’s webpage about disabling conditions. Our law firm is among the most experienced legal representation that you will find in the Saint Charles and nearby areas. We understand that what injured workers need in such times is financial assistance. Therefore, our efforts are targeted at safeguarding their interests.