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Determining eligibility for Supplemental Security Income

Social Security Disability benefits, while not as widely understood as Social Security retirement benefits, are still fairly familiar to most Los Angeles residents. Our readers know from previous posts here that there are a number of requirements that applicants have to meet in order to qualify for SSD benefits. The same is true for a lesser-known program that is run by the Social Security Administration - Supplemental Security Income, or SSI.

Helping you obtain SSD benefits for a mental condition

Whether you or a loved one were born with a mental impairment or acquired one during life due to an illness, an injury or a traumatic event, living with a mental condition can be very challenging. In addition to making it difficult to get through everyday life, individuals in California and elsewhere might also find it difficult to maintain gainful employment. Because of that, it is likely tough to meet his or her basic needs.

Understanding the SSD Benefits Process

Filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can seem overwhelming, but if you qualify for those benefits you don't want to miss out on getting them. They could make a significant difference in your financial situation and help ease your stress levels. Spouses and children of people who are disabled may be eligible for benefits, as well, so it's always good to check and be sure whether you qualify. 

The SSD benefits claims process and your disability

When Los Angeles residents are diagnosed with a serious illness or suffer a serious injury, they may not immediately think that the condition is a disability. Sure, it may cause some hardship, particularly with a family's financial situation, but medical treatment these days is great, right? With the many options for healthcare that are available in America, most people probably think that their medical condition will improve with time and treatment.

Will new regulations reduce work-related injuries?

Many of our Los Angeles area readers would probably expect employers to be on board with federal requirements that are designed to help improve safety in the workplace. After all, employers should want their employees to be able to do their jobs day-in and day-out without interruption, right? Well, that might not be the case if new federal regulations that are being proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration get expected pushback.

What if an inability to work is limited to one job; not all jobs?

Many Los Angeles residents have found themselves in a situation where they have developed a disability and they are facing a complete inability to work at the job they have held for years. Such a situation can trigger many emotions, from fear to anger to despair. But, anyone who is familiar with previous posts here knows that a Los Angeles resident in this type of situation may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

Social Security Disability benefits for a work-related injury

Millions of Americans are employed at jobs where their safety and even their very lives may be at risk on a daily basis. Jobs in the construction industry, public safety and industrial jobs are usually high on the list of the types of employment that may lead to a work-related injury. For many of the people who suffer injuries on the job, it may mean a few days of lost wages that are covered by worker's compensation, and then they are back on the job. However, there are some people who suffer injuries so severe that they are unable to work for an extended period of time.

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