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Social Security Disability Benefits for Injuries Archives

What are earnings requirements for Social Security disability?

Missourians who are injured, ill or have a condition and find themselves unable to work will want to think about applying for Social Security disability benefits. If there are concerns about whether the application will be approved or not, it is imperative to understand the various rules that dictate a claim and whether the person meets the federal requirements for qualifying SSD benefits for injury. One of the foundational areas of SSD benefits is the earnings requirement for disability benefits. It is vital to meet the basic criteria before anything else.

Understanding when Social Security disability can end for adults

Missourians who have an injury or medical condition that prevents them from working will likely want to seek Social Security disability benefits. For those who are seeking benefits because of an inability to work, it is not a simple matter of being approved for benefits and keeping them forever. The idea of disability benefits is to assist those who need it, so they can go through rehabilitation, therapy and other treatments. It is hoped that if these steps are taken, eventually the recipient will no longer need these benefits. In some cases, there is a dispute as to whether the benefits should continue or not. Therefore, it is important to known when disability ends.

Can burn injury victims seek Social Security disability benefits?

Missourians who suffer burn injuries can face major physical, emotional and financial problems as a result. With scarring, the need for medical treatment including surgeries, an extended stay in the hospital and problems returning to work, obtaining Social Security disability benefits can be a lifesaver. However, people are frequently unaware of how the Social Security Administration goes about assessing cases of those who suffered burns. This is a key factor when being approved or denied for SSD benefits for injury with burns.

Communication impairments and Social Security Disability

Missourians who have suffered a brain injury or neurological disorder will often have problems communicating. That inability can have a profound effect on their ability or inability to work and can warrant Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Understanding how the Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates communication impairments is key when it is decided whether the issue meets the criteria for qualifying SSD benefits for an injury.

What is medical equivalence for Social Security Disability?

When a Missouri resident has an injury, illness or condition that is believed to be severe enough to get Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, there are many terms that are used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and could be the foundation for confusion and concern to the applicant. One is meeting the requirements to be considered disabled.

What are 2018 Social Security Disability Ticket to Work limits?

Many Missourians injured on the job or who have a condition that leads to an inability to work will seek and receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. However, many will want to try and get back to work at some point. There is frequently concern as to how much they can earn and what the federal requirements are when doing so. If they are using the Ticket to Work program in which they can work to see if their condition has improved sufficiently to no longer need SSD benefits, there are certain limits on how much they can earn. When considering Ticket to Work, it is wise for the person to know the 2018 limits.

SSD benefits, inability to work and assessing worker skills

For Missouri residents who are seeking Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for injury, there are certain criteria they must meet. For some, the Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) and being able to do past relevant work is integral to a case. The Social Security Administration will consider various factors, including whether there is work available in the current economy. Knowing how the Social Security Administration (SSA) classifies occupations that workers might have done is important. They are unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled.

New federal regulations implemented to protect SSD recipients

When a Missourian is approved for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, there are times when the person is not capable of handling his or her own affairs. This is when there will be a representative payee assigned to oversee the person's benefits. However, this has been a problem for some as there are times when the representative payee will not use the benefits for the good of the recipient. The idea of Social Security Disability benefits for illness is to care for the person. The Social Security Administration, tasked with ensuring these people are protected, now has a new law to help toward that end.

Limits in exertional, non-exertional and inability to work

When a Missouri resident is seeking Social Security Disability (SSD) for injury, there will inevitably be terms that he or she might not fully understand. However, these terms are often vital to the claim and could make the difference between getting approved for SSD benefits. Exertional and non-exertional limitations are examples.

Social Security Disability and SGA tests for the self-employed

Missouri residents who have suffered an injury or illness and are unable to work can seek Social Security Disability benefits. However, since the assessment of the applicant's ability to perform substantial gainful activity is so integral to a case, those who are self-employed might be confused as to where they fit in with the equation and the requirements. There are certain rules that the Social Security Administration will use when evaluating a self-employed person's work activity. Part of that is tests to see if the person has reached SGA. Knowing these tests is crucial to an application.

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