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March 2018 Archives

Understanding who makes the disability decision for SSD benefits

Missourians who have become ill and are unable to work should apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Many people are not aware they have a good chance at being approved, if they apply for SSD benefits. Others do not know how the decision is made to approve or deny benefits, nor who makes it. Knowing the entities that will make the decision on an SSD claim can assuage fears and give applicants confidence that they can get SSD.

Should you seek workers' compensation or disability benefits?

If you are unable to work due to an accident at work, you likely need financial support. Missouri readers know they are entitled to certain benefits in the event they suffer an injury in a work accident or because of an occupational illness. However, if you are unable to work for an extended period because of your condition, you may be unsure whether you should file for workers' compensation or disability benefits.

Legal help is key when seeking SSD benefits after a brain injury

The brain is such a complex part of the body and the linchpin in basic human functioning that when a Missourian suffers a brain injury, it can cause an endless stream of problems in the long and short term. Those who have suffered a brain injury might find themselves unable to function normally, need therapy and other treatments, and not be able to work. It is in these cases that Social Security disability benefits will be necessary and a lawyer is imperative to get approved for SSD benefits.

SSD benefits, longitudinal evidence and a mental disorder

Missourians who are suffering from mental illness or have a mental disorder and are seeking Social Security disability benefits because of it might be intimidated by the evidence that the Social Security Administration needs to approve their application. By nature, people with mental issues can have certain anxieties and fear of not meeting the requirements to get benefits. This can be overwhelming. One aspect of the evidentiary process is longitudinal evidence. This means that variables are considered when observing the person over a certain period to determine how their mental issues are affecting them.

What issues can a Missouri court consider in a divorce?

Getting divorced in Missouri can be an emotional endeavor. When a couple gets married, they will overwhelmingly want it to work out so they can stay together and maintain the family unit. In reality, a significant proportion of marriages fail. There are a variety of reasons for this. When deciding to divorce in Missouri, it is important to remember the basics of completing the process. Knowing the state laws for a divorce is part of that.

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