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How does the Compassionate Allowance program help?

It is shocking, hearing the news that you have a terminal illness. It is an event that is hard to process, and can be challenging to initially move forward with. Depending on the severity of the disease, individuals might be motivated to start treatment right away. Others might wait to understand their options and how the possible treatment plans could impact his or her health. No matter what medical approach a patient takes, it is imperative that the available government programs are understood. Social Security disability benefits are designed to help those unable to work because of a debilitating injury or illness. Thus, those living with a terminal illness should note how they could quickly recover they benefits.

Those denied SSD benefits waiting up to 2 years for hearing

Living with a disability can be challenging. While individuals with disabilities are able to go through life just like anyone else, those suffering from severe disabilities can find it difficult to work a job or even care for him or herself. Thus, social security disability benefits can be extremely beneficial in these matters. The SSA has provided a program that essentially provides financial assistance to those unable to meet his or her basic needs because of a disability preventing them from making a livable income.

What is the appeals process for a denied SSD claim?

Deciding to file for disability benefits is not always an easy choice. Even when you strongly believe that you qualify for Social Security disability and find it necessary to obtain these benefits, it is a major step to file for these benefits. The process requires much evidence and documentation, making it an overwhelming process. However, applicants shouldn't let the application process or the fear of being denied deter them from applying. The ability to seek reconsideration or file an appeal is not as daunting as some might think.

Seeking SSD benefits for rheumatoid arthritis

We all suffer aches and pains at some point in our lives. Whether they are simply the result of over exertion, injury or a larger medical issue, it is important to take proper steps to medically address these pains. In some unfortunate cases, individuals in New Jersey and elsewhere suffer pain because of a worsening medical condition. These conditions could develop into a debilitating condition, causing some individuals to be unable to work.

How do workers' compensation benefits affect SSD benefits?

It may seem obvious that certain occupations have the propensity to lead to injuries, such as occupations where a person works with heavy equipment, with dangerous chemicals or at great heights. However, even people with office jobs could be injured at work, for example, if they trip over something on the ground or strain to lift something heavy. When a person from Newark is injured at work, they may wonder whether they should seek workers' compensation benefits or Social Security disability benefits, or both. When determining what course of action to take, it is important to understand how workers' compensation benefits affect Social Security disability benefits.

Will new rule adversely affect those seeking SSD benefits?

It is an unfortunate fact that the safety-net our government has for those who become disabled can be difficult to obtain, even for those in New Jersey who truly need it. In the United States, less than 50 percent of individuals who seek Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are approved. Even if they get a hearing, it could take on average of 600 days before their case goes before a judge.

Basics of the appeals process

The reality of Social Security Disability is that nearly two thirds of applications are initially rejected. While in many cases the victim's disability does not qualify, in many other cases the applicant simply failed to provide the necessary documentation or did not properly fill out all the necessary paperwork. The application process can be tricky, especially for someone already suffering from an illness, injury or mental condition that prohibits them from working.

Basics of the Social Security appeals process

The reality of Social Security Disability is that nearly two thirds of applications are initially rejected. While in many cases the victim's disability does not qualify, in many other cases the applicant simply failed to provide the necessary documentation or did not properly fill out all the necessary paperwork. The application process can be tricky, especially for someone already suffering from an illness, injury or mental condition that prohibits them from working.

Spinal cord injuries among qualifying SSDI conditions

One of the most important parts of the human body is the spinal cord. The spinal cord protects nerves that run from the brain throughout the body and are a crucial element of a body's mobility. Damage to the spinal cord can result in serious injuries which could result in long-term or life-long permanent disabilities.

New Federal Budget might affect Social Security

During the election, then candidate Donald Trump assured Americans that Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security would not be among the many cuts suggested in a federal budget if he became President. But now, following choice words by White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, it appears that the administration is trying to create a distinction between "core" Social Security benefits, and the Social Security disability program. This distinction may affect anyone collecting such benefits. This was also confirmed though a four page White House memo recently released.

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