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SSD benefits for disabled workers

No one goes to work expecting to be harmed. However, such a situation impacts employees in Ohio and other states across the nation every year. While some workplace accidents result in minor injuries, others cause workers to suffer serious and disabling injuries. When a worker is unable to work because of a workplace accident, this can cause serious financial impacts on the individual and his or her family. This is especially true if the disability lasts for a long period of time or is permanent. In these matters, Social Security disability might be the answer.

Understanding the appeals process for SSD benefits

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can seem intimidating. Having to answer detailed questions and provide a large number of supporting documents can be overwhelming. However, this situation should not deter individuals from seeking benefits that they need. Being denied initially is a possibility, but applicants should note their ability to appeal this decision.

What must an applicant do to recover SSD benefits?

No one ever expects to become seriously injured in an accident. And with that, no one is prepared to deal with the aftermath of a severe accident that leaves him or her temporarily or permanently disabled. However, individuals in Ohio and elsewhere are faced with this horrible situation, leaving them overwhelmed and unable to navigate the matter on their own. When an individual is unable to work because of a disabling injury, this can be challenging. Especially when that person is unable to obtain or maintain gainful employment. Thus, disabled individuals, no matter the source of their disabilities, may seek out financial assistance in the form of Social Security Disability (SSD) from the Social Security Administration (SSA.)

Workers in Ohio can be at risk for serious injuries

It is common knowledge that some of the most dangerous jobs in America, including in the Canton, Ohio area, are in the field of construction. While OSHA has various rules in place to protect workers and require employers to keep a workplace environment free of known hazards, the inherent risks involved in construction work mean that many construction workers could fall victim to a serious injury, such as broken bones, a brain injury or a spinal cord injury.

Will new administration impact Social Security Disability?

While the transition from President Obama to President Trump has seemingly led to news headlines on a daily basis, much of the focus is on personnel issues within the new administration and not on policy reform, which was a priority of the Trump campaign. While the Trump presidency is still in its infancy, we do know that there have been many promises to make cuts in many federal departments, although the Social Security Administration was not expected to be part of the cuts.

How does cancer affect the body?

Cancer is among the leading causes of death and disabilities. The Social Security Administration lists cancer among the illnesses that qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits. While almost all of us know someone who has been affected by cancer, you may not know what exactly cancer is, or how it affects the body.

How does the Social Security Disability appeals process work?

If you are already suffering from a serious injury, illness or mental condition that prevents you from working, the last thing you want to worry about is having your Social Security Disability claim denied. But, the reality is that a majority of claims are in fact denied. Many are denied simply because the conditions of the disability do not meet with the criteria outlined by the Social Security Administration. But, other times, your disability may in fact follow the necessary guidelines, but the application itself was not enough to prove your case.

What types of Social Security disability are available?

For decades, the Social Security Administration has been helping millions of Americans who suffer from debilitating conditions that prevent them from working by providing financial relief. There are two types of Social Security disability available, Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, and Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI.

It's important to have help as the benefits process gets tougher

People who have been injured at work can get help with their medical expenses through Workers Compensation benefits. The Workers' Compensation system can also help with the loss of income the injured person suffers during the recovery period. But in cases involving permanent injury, the injured person may never be able to return to work as before. How will these injured workers support themselves?