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March 2017 Archives

Rule change might affect Social Security disability applicants

Missouri residents who are suffering from an illness, condition or injury that they believe warrants receiving disability benefits through Social Security must follow the federal regulations to be approved. Understanding these rules is often a key and failing to adhere to them or meeting the requirements might result in a denial. Bearing in mind any rules changes that come about when seeking Social Security disability benefits is also important. This is why it is imperative to have legal advice when applying for SSD benefits.

Backlog and staffing problems hinder disability applications

The idea behind disability benefits for illness is to provide for those whose medical issues have left them unable to work. Missouri residents who believe they qualify for Social Security disability benefits should not hesitate to apply for them. However, it is also important to understand that there are certain problems that have arisen for other applicants. One is when a person has all the requirements to receive SSD benefits for illness, but is stymied by a backlog of cases the Social Security Administration has yet to hear.

Federal regulations prevent dying woman from getting her benefits

When people in Missouri and across the nation have an illness, condition or injury that renders them unable to work, they may have the option to seek assistance from the federal government. Social Security disability benefits are meant to help these individuals and leave them free of worry as to how they are going to make ends meet as they try to improve sufficiently to get back to normalcy. In some instances, the person is suffering from a terminal disease like cancer that will not get better. Federal regulations allow those in this situation to have their benefits approved rapidly based on compassionate allowance. However, there are sometimes problems with this that make it necessary to have legal assistance.

Can I get disability for disorders related to trauma and stress?

St. Louis residents might be under the impression that Social Security disability is for those who have obvious conditions that render them unable to work and that qualifying mental conditions are limited to those with disorders that are clear to the eye. However, people who have suffered from trauma or stress and subsequently develop mental disorders can seek Social Security disability benefits for mental conditions. Understanding the criteria is key before applying.

Can you appeal a denial for SSD benefits?

Having a disability can often make many tasks in life challenging. You may have a disability that makes it impossible for you to carry out necessary duties to hold down a steady job. As a result, you may face financial hardships. Of course, benefits programs exist that could help individuals in your type of situation gain monetary assistance.

How Seasonal Affective Disorder can lead to long-term depression

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a real disorder that has been proven to affect people due to the change of seasons from fall through winter. It is typically related to the effects of winter, including cold temperatures leading to less time outdoors for people, shorter days also meaning less sunlight and darker days. Such conditions could lead to depression, which could become more and more serious if not properly addressed.

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.

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