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Number of people dying waiting for SSD benefits rising

No one expects to become injured or ill; thus, they do not expect to become disabled by these injuries or illnesses. And certainly, one does not expect to have to wait a long time to obtain benefits to help them through the financial hardships caused by his or her disability. Unfortunately, those who are seeking Social Security disability benefits or are waiting to appeal a denial will have to wait. For some, this means waiting longer than they have time to.

Understanding your SSD benefits and rights

Suffering from a disabling injury or illness is not only unexpected, it is also a challenging event that can significantly alter the life of the inflicted. One never expects to be labeled as disabled, and they certainly do not expect to endure the impacts a disability can have on the many facets in life. Being unable to work is not only difficult to accept, it also presents financial challenges because money is no longer coming in. In order to offset these financial setbacks, disabled individuals frequently apply for Social Security disability benefits.

What is the SSD appeals process?

No one expect to suffer an injury or develop an illness or condition. However, such events could plague individuals in Ohio and elsewhere. And when injuries and illnesses stem from the work place, this could make it difficult to continue working. In fact, if an injury or condition is debilitating, it could be impossible to work. While this means the individual is able to take the time to recover and possibly return to their normal life, it also means no longer making an income. Thus, living with a disability can be financially disabling as well as physically and mentally debilitating.

What are the eligibility requirements for SSD benefits?

Whether it is due to an illness or an injury, living with a disability can be challenging for those suffering from the disability as well as their loved ones. Thus, many individuals in Ohio and elsewhere that develop a disabling condition because of the environment he or she work in certain ways to better their situation. The Social Security Administration designed the Social Security disability program as a means to help disabled individuals meet their basic needs while they are unable to work because of a disability.

Helping you apply for SSD benefits

For those of us that have to work to provide for yourself or family, it can be utterly devastating when you are physically, mentally or emotionally unable to work. A sudden onset of a disability or the worsening of an already existing disability can make it difficult or even impossible to maintain a job. Thus, these individuals should understand what options they have when it comes to obtaining financial assistance for their disability that prevents them from working.

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.