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Filing for Social Security Disability after a divorce

In many of our blog posts, we have discussed some of the different reasons why people need to file for Social Security Disability and some of the advantages of receiving benefits. For example, people may find that their stress levels drop considerably and they have a sense of hope with respect to their future, financially and otherwise. However, there are times when people may find themselves in an especially challenging position, such as someone who is applying for Social Security Disability following a recent divorce.

In some instances, these issues are intertwined with each other. For example, someone may have recently sustained an injury at work that left them unable to continue their job. Simultaneously, their marriage may have come to an end, largely due to the consequences of their injury. A disability can change life in many ways and, unfortunately, can result in the termination of relationships with close friends and spouses. Not only can a divorce under these circumstances be particularly tough from a financial point of view, but the emotional toll can be overwhelming and people going through this may feel as if they have lost everything.

If you are struggling with any of this, you should not lose hope. Instead, review all of your options and make sure that you take the necessary steps to protect your future. Depending on your situation, you may be eligible to receive benefits that can normalize your daily life once again. Our blog has more on filing for disability benefits.

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