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Using positive thinking to stay motivated during an injury

When people in California experience a back injury, it could be the result of a car accident, repetitive stress at work or improperly lifting an object. Despite the cause, dealing with an injury that causes intermittent or continual pain can be discouraging and cause people to lose hope that they will recover and be able to resume their normal activities. While recovering from their injury is an important task alone, staying motivated during that time is also critical for people to be able to heal successfully. 

Schizophrenia, homelessness and social security disability

According to the Social Security Administration, California residents who have a serious mental disorder are particularly vulnerable to homelessness. In fact, according to one study, just 16 percent of the total U.S.A. population lives with a disability, compared with nearly 40 percent of the homeless populace. While assistance is often available to these individuals, the nature of one's illness often prevents one from qualifying or applying for financial aid. Two mental conditions that make applying for government assistance difficult include schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia. The two conditions together affect approximately one in 100 individuals.

What are compassionate allowances?

If you need to apply for Social Security Disability in California, you may want to check into compassionate allowances. According to the Social Security Administration, compassionate allowances are a quick way to identify qualifying medical conditions. If your disability obviously qualifies, you may fall under the compassionate allowances program.

What happens when your employer won't accommodate a work injury?

Suffering a workplace injury can be a downright traumatic experience. Not only do you have to deal with the pain of your injury, but you also have to worry about the impact it will have on your life and your family. The process of dealing with both the workers' compensation insurance program can also be quite stressful.

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