When and if a person is disabled, either physically or mentally, he or she may be eligible to pursue Social Security disability benefits. These benefits are available to people who have contributed to Social Security during the course of their employment but are no longer able to work. This support allows a person to collect regular payments that are intended to cover basic living expenses and medical care costs.
Mood disorders affect millions of people in the U.S. Many people are able to seek treatment and manage their symptoms in such a way that allows them to continue working and take care of themselves. Unfortunately, there are some severe cases where people are so affected by the various degrees of disability caused by their condition that they cannot do these things.
Struggling with a disabling illness or injury can prove to be a life-changing situation. People can experience enormous levels of stress, frustration and fear, whether a condition gets worse over time or comes on suddenly as a result of an accident or other event.
Any person who is applying for Social Security disability benefits in Georgia should be aware of the inevitable complications that can arise throughout the process. People who are trying to navigate the system alone can get frustrated and may ultimately give up or accept a denied application. However, with a little information and some legal support, people can have the confidence to aggressively pursue the benefits they deserve.
When a person is sick or injured and is no longer able to work, he or she may be eligible to collect Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. This money is crucial in helping people cover medical expenses and replace a portion of their lost wages. However, veterans who are injured or sick as a result of their service to this country also may be eligible for relief from benefits available through Veterans Affairs.
We have often explored the challenges that people with a mental illness or disability face when it comes to securing benefits from programs like Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income. These are crucial resources for people who are unable to work due to a qualifying mental condition or disorder.
One of the most damaging and life-altering injuries people can suffer is one that affects their eyes and/or vision. The ability to see is something that many of us may take for granted on a daily basis. However, when a person loses their sight after a catastrophic accident, his or her life will undoubtedly and dramatically change.
Last month, we wrote a blog post discussing how technological advancements are working to help people suffering from Parkinson's disease. In that post, which can be found here, we explored some of the new possibilities and opportunities that are being developed to help prevent or identify physical or psychological conditions in an effort to improve treatment and care.
It can hardly be argued that the Social Security Act passed nearly 80 years ago is legislation virtually unrivaled for its vision and sheer sweep.
Over the past several years, more attention has been given to just how dangerous head injuries can be and the importance of not only prevention, but also seeking out medical help when there is a head injury. This increase in public health campaigns and other efforts geared at educating the public on the seriousness of head injuries may be the reason behind the spike in emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries.