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Understand complex Social Security Disability appeals

Social Security Disability income is the only way that some disabled individuals can support themselves. Filing for the benefits doesn't mean that you will automatically get it, however. Instead, there is a good chance that you will receive a denial of benefits the first time that you apply.

Social Security programs for disability vary some

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has two programs that help people with disabilities to make ends meet. These are the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSD) program. While they serve similar purposes, these are two very different programs.

Finances are greatly impacted by a disability

Many workers in this country count on the income from their job to make ends meet. They don't ever think about what would happen if they were suddenly unable to work. For a person who is disabled in an accident, not having money to cover certain things can lead to disaster.

Yes, some disability checks can be garnished

Suffering a disabling injury at work can start a chain of events that is difficult to overcome. It can be difficult for loved ones to deal with the change in your abilities, and this might lead to your marriage ending. This is an unfortunate occurrence that means you are going to have to do a lot of planning.

Can legislation prevent loss of disability benefits?

This blog recently discussed the case of the man who was wrongfully identified as deceased and who is now fighting for his disability payments. Fortunately, the man's benefits were restored the day after a local news station reported about his issues. But the big question here is whether anything can be done to help prevent this type of traumatic event from happening in the future.

Man falsely reported as deceased, now fighting for his disability

People who receive disability payments often live on a tight budget. For these individuals, any disruption in payments can lead to significant financial struggles. There usually isn't room in the budget to save a lot, so being without an income means they might have to do without necessities. On top of that, Medicaid eligibility is usually tied to these payments, which means that if the disability payments cease, medical care coverage will also stop. This can leave them without the care they need to properly manage their health care.

Be prepared to hurry up and wait when you file for disability

For most people who file for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the application process is lengthy and sometimes maddening. When you are dealing with a painful condition or a chronic illness, the last thing you want to do is fight the battle of the disability benefits process. We are here to help you with this legal fight so you can concentrate on your health.

Crohn's disease might qualify for Supplemental Security Income

Imagine what you would do if your child doubled over in pain each time they ate. They might get diarrhea after eating, and they might be losing weight. You finally get a doctor to listen to you and eventually find out that your child has an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's. You may soon come to realize that treating this condition is very costly. You may have to pay out-of-pocket for some vital nutritional supplements that aren't covered by insurance. You might have to miss work for the frequent medical appointments. All of this can wreck your finances.

Be prepared to hurry up and wait when you file for disability

For most people who file for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the application process is lengthy and sometimes maddening. When you are dealing with a painful condition or a chronic illness, the last thing you want to do is fight the battle of the disability benefits process. We are here to help you with this legal fight so you can concentrate on your health.