Suffering a severe injury or receiving a sudden diagnosis of a serious health condition can shake a person's world. An individual in Ohio and elsewhere is not only faced with the pain associated with these conditions but also the impact it has on a person's ability to lead their normal life. For some, an injury or illness is so severe that it is considered disabling. This ultimately can make it difficult or even impossible to maintain a job or even care for him or herself.
In order to offset the financial challenges caused by a disability, it is possible to apply for Social Security disability benefits. The application process can seem daunting; however, it is set up to ensure that those seeking these benefits are actually eligible and qualify for them. The process begins by obtaining the application, which can be done in person, by phone, by mail or online. The applicant is to provide information and documentation related to their impairment. This means giving a description, treatment sources and other information related to his or her disability.