Suffering from a mental or physical disability can be enormously upsetting for the person struggling with a serious condition. However, the toll that a disabling injury or illness can take doesn’t stop there. Family members and other loved ones may find it necessary to make their own adjustments. Because of this, there are benefits available to family members and caretakers.
Financial assistance through Social Security disability or Supplement Security Income can be essential in helping people acquire essentials that can be difficult to obtain without support.
In many cases, family members take on additional financial responsibilities when a loved one is disabled and cannot take care of him or herself. Providing shelter, clothing, transportation, medical assistance, food and other necessities is not something that many people can do easily and without help.
Further, family members may end up losing the source of the support they once had if the person who is disabled was a financial contributor to the household but can no longer work as a result of their condition. This loss of support can drastically impact spouses, children and others who were at least partially dependent on that person’s economic contributions prior to the onset of a disabling condition.
Whether you have questions about benefits for yourself or a family member, it can be crucial that you address them with an attorney familiar with the Social Security system. Any person seeking benefits can run into obstacles that stand between them and the support they need and having legal guidance to avoid or minimize these obstacles can be quite helpful.
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