The unemployment rate for those who have been diagnosed with a mental illness waivers anywhere from 70 percent to 90 percent. That is a huge number, but it isn't due to a lack of desire on the part of the individual seeking employment.
When an individual suffers from a long-term disability, develops a mental impairment later in life, is seriously injured in an accident or has any other disability that leaves them unable to work, Social Security Disability benefits are a place that they can turn.
Last week, three U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill that, if passed, will remove the 5-month waiting period that those with terminal illnesses must currently wait when seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
Every day, countless Americans with unique mental conditions find that they face hardships that others simply do not share. And, while these mental conditions are often difficult enough to deal with by themselves, they can be especially challenging when they make it virtually impossible for the individual to work and earn income on a daily basis.
For many of those with disabilities, proficient and competent medical care is an absolute necessity. Thankfully, medical care is often provided to disabled individuals who qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) through Medicare and Medicaid.
Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia not only have to deal with chronic pain throughout their body but often have to convince other people, including their own doctors, that they are not lying about the intense pain they feel. Having to deal with the deep tissue pain caused by fibromyalgia and the stigma associated with the disease, many people struggle with how to handle their disease when not everyone believes there is something wrong with them.
Last week we discussed how roughly 30 million Americans have a disability and may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. With so many individuals suffering from a disability in Missouri and throughout the country, what are the most common reasons individuals apply for SSDI?
Almost 30 million people in the U.S. have a disability. While many people who have disabilities are able to work, many Americans with disabilities have severe and long-term disabilities that make them unable to work and put them at a high risk for economic hardship.