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Social Security disability for mental health conditions

Physical disabilities aren't the only types that can qualify a person for Social Security disability benefits. It is also possible for people who have mental health disorders to qualify in some cases. It might prove to be a bit more difficult to accurately show how the condition impacts you since there aren't always outward signs of the disability like what you might have with a physical one.

Spinal cord injury impacts can change every aspect of your life

A spinal cord injury at work can be devastating because it impacts your family life, as well as your work life. Depending on what type of job you have, you might not be able to continue working after the accident. This is tragic because it means that you will lose your source of support and all your previous hard work is for naught since you can't continue your career.

A minor brain injury can be a career killer

When a person receives a blow to the head, it can cause a number of symptoms, some of which may not seem obvious for quite some time. If left untreated, these injuries may create complications or serious pain for up to a year, which is more than enough time for a victim's entire career to crumble if he or she does not take proper steps to address the injury and inform employers and personal community about its effects.

Cancer might lead you to file for disability

Living with cancer is difficult. You have to think about what treatment options you are going to pursue and how those will impact you. Thinking about how radiation and chemotherapy will affect your life might be difficult, but they things that a person going through cancer may have to deal with.

What are Compassionate Allowances?

When you have a debilitating medical condition that keeps you from working or otherwise enjoying your life, it’s fairly obvious to you why you deserve Social Security Disability benefits. However, not all conditions are so straightforward or obvious to Social Security Administration (SSA) officials. This is why it has such a rigorous application process.

Cumulative trauma injuries can ruin a career

Many different injuries impact your ability to continue working. Some injuries are the result of an accident. These aren't the only type that can end your career. Some injuries are the result of having to do the same motions over and over again while you are working. These are known as cumulative trauma injuries.

Supplemental Security Income is an added benefit to claim

When you're hurt and end up accepting Social Security Disability insurance, one of the things you should look into is Supplemental Security Income. SSI is a need-based benefit aimed at boosting the income of people who are blind or have a disability so they can better afford to live comfortably with a disability.

Can I work and receive Social Security Disability benefits?

If you are receiving Social Security Disability or SSDI benefits in Los Angeles because of a work-related injury, you may be struggling to pay your bills. You feel that you have recovered enough from your injuries to return work so you can make more money, but you may be hesitant to do so because you are not sure if it will affect your Social Security benefits

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