As previously discussed, not all disabilities are apparent to the naked eye. Some individuals suffer much more quietly. However, this does not make them any less disabled. Mental conditions can make it difficult to carry out cognitive tasks, relate to others, complete daily tasks, care for oneself and even hold down a job. In some cases, a mental condition can become so severe that one finds it impossible to leave his or her house. And while it might not look like much is going on from the outside, these individuals could be suffering tremendously on the inside.
When a person is unable to work due to a disabling medical condition or injury, it can leave that person and his or her family in a precarious financial situation. If you find yourself unable to work because of severe and permanent injuries or you have a serious illness, there are options available to you.
While it is the physical impairments that come to mind when we think about disabilities, there are many disabilities that impact individuals mentally. Those living with a mental disorder may not know initially that it is a mental disorder from which they are suffering. Individuals in New Jersey and elsewhere attempt to live with a mental impairment, not knowing what it is and whether it can be treated. For some, the mental disorder, diagnosed or not, can become debilitating. This is when individuals might seek options to help them live their life when his or her disability is preventing them from doing so.
Much like one does not expect to suffer great harms in an accident, one also does not expect to be unable to work because of this serious injury. Unfortunately, however, tragic accidents can happen. People are suddenly and shockingly disabled by a severe injury, such as trauma to the head. Such an injury not only impacts a person cognitively, but a brain injury could also impact a person's ability to move his or her body or control their reflexes.
Life tends to present us challenges. In most cases, we can overcome them. However, some challenges require assistance to overcome them. Take, for example, disabilities. While some individuals living with a disability can lead a normal life, others are not only unable to care for themselves but also cannot work because of a disability. In these matters, applying for Social Security disability might be a necessary step to take.