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November 2017 Archives

Woman regains disability benefits for illness after appeal

Missouri residents might be discouraged when they seek Social Security disability benefits and are either denied or have their case reviewed and lose their benefits. However, they should be aware that they have the right to appeal. While the idea of an appeal might be considered a waste of time, the reality is that in some cases, a person who appeals a denial of Social Security disability benefits will eventually be approved for benefits. The appeals process can be effective if the person's condition is deemed as meeting the criteria for qualifying SSD benefits for illness.

The long-term impact of your car accident

A Missouri car accident can change your life in an instant. In one moment you can be driving along, and in the next, you could find yourself with life-altering or debilitating injuries. The injuries you may find yourself with after an accident may be serious, and dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic accident can be even more complex when you were hurt because of the reckless or negligent actions of another driver.

Can I get SSD if I need bone marrow or stem cells for cancer?

Those in Missouri who are diagnosed with cancer will have much to consider. They might wonder how they are going to make ends meet if their treatment leaves them unable to work. This is when they should consider seeking Social Security disability benefits for illness. One issue that frequently arises if an applicant has cancer is whether part of the treatment will include a bone marrow transplant or stem cells being used.

Divorce can come about for a variety of reasons

When a Missouri couple marries, the obvious goal is for the union to work for the long term and that they will remain together. In some cases, however, divorce is often inevitable. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 22 percent of couples will have marital issues within the initial five years. This is referred to as "marital disruption" and references the couple separating, divorcing or one of the spouses dying. When a couple has been married for 20 years, that rises to 53 percent. There are several reasons why this is often the case.

How does leaving the U.S. affect my SSD benefits?

It is not unusual for a Missourian who is getting Social Security disability benefits to leave the country. For many, their disability does not preclude them from traveling. In some instances, the person is not a citizen of the United States and leaves the country for a certain amount of time, but plans to return. All these matters can affect a person's SSD benefits. Also important is a person's citizenship status. This should be considered if the person is leaving the U.S.

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