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February 2018 Archives

How is cerebral palsy evaluated for SSD benefits?

People in Missouri who have cerebral palsy or have a loved one who has it will undoubtedly know how difficult it can make it to function each day. Fortunately, people with cerebral palsy might be able to get Social Security disability benefits. SSD benefits can help those with cerebral palsy receive medical treatment, have the required equipment, and even provide other assistance if they believe they are able to work with their condition. Understanding how the Social Security Administration assesses applicants who have cerebral palsy is one of the keys to getting benefits.

Your rights as an injured worker in Missouri

In Missouri, injured workers have the right to a full recovery after suffering injuries in a workplace accident. You may be aware that you have benefits available to you through workers' compensation, but it is beneficial for every worker to fully understand his or her rights and what to expect from the insurance claims process. 

Important points about when child support terminates in Missouri

In a divorce, former spouses who have children will undoubtedly be concerned about child support. Supporting children is one of the key aspects of a divorce case and often has various areas of dispute. One issue that often comes to the forefront is when the child support will end.

Can I get expedited reinstatement on my SSD benefits?

Missourians who were receiving benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income and had those benefits stopped might be eligible for expedited reinstatement. This is only applicable in certain cases, but it is important for those whose benefits have stopped to understand how to get them back in an expedited manner. It is possible to ask the Social Security Administration to restart the benefits without needing to start from scratch with the application. As the SSA decides on whether the benefits can restart, there can be temporary (provisional) benefits provided for as long as six months.

What should one know about the 10/10 rule in military divorce?

Military life can be hard on families and marriages due to the travel, separation due to deployment and stress. It is an unfortunate reality that many people who are in the military will end up getting a divorce. For Missourians who were members of the U.S. Armed Forces, there are often concerns not just about how the divorce will proceed, but how benefits will be divided once the marriage is dissolved. This can depend on the amount of time the couple was married and if the marriage overlapped with the service member's time in the military.

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