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.
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.
Many people may be familiar with Social Security Disability benefits and know that the financial support available through SSDI can be very helpful for workers who suffer a disabling injury or illness. It is important to remember that qualifying for this type of support requires a person to have paid enough in taxes to be considered "insured."
People who are physically or mentally disabled often rely on the financial support provided through Social Security Disability Insurance. These payments are made available to people who are suffering from various illnesses or injuries that make it impossible for them to work, either temporarily or permanently. Some of the people who collect SSDI are so disabled, however, that they are unable to manage their own finances.
Being unable to work because of a physical or mental disability can be a very upsetting experience for people all across Atlanta. Not only can it be very difficult to cope with a serious illness or injury, but disabled workers can also be frustrated by the fact that they cannot earn a living. For many people in this situation, there is relief available through Social Security benefits.
Suffering from a mental disability is not always as easy to define as physical disabilities and conditions. Unlike a physical limitation, mental conditions can be difficult to test for, diagnose and treat. But just like physical disabilities, mental disabilities can similarly prevent a person from working and earning a living. Therefore, people who are struggling with these conditions may be eligible to receive assistance in the form of Social Security Disability benefits.
In 1984, Congress passed some changes to the Social Security disability program’s list of conditions that could potentially qualify sufferers for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits. This resulted in the addition of a variety of qualifying mental conditions, with their symptoms carefully weighted with medical and functional factors before claims were allowed.
The Social Security Administration has a great many responsibilities: determining benefits under our nation’s Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and retirement programs, handling appeals, paying out benefits and -- importantly -- keeping statistics. The agency just released the latest statistics on who received SSDI and SSI benefits, and the 2012 report revealed some noteworthy information about how the program is working.
Many children with conditions such as cerebral palsy and Erb's palsy will require therapy, medical treatment and in-home assistance for the rest of their lives, and parents whose children have these conditions sometimes have to apply for Supplemental Security Income to make ends meet.