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Disability benefits may be able to help after an injury

Victims of catastrophic injuries, such as those suffered in car accidents, may suffer from long-term disability that may require medical treatment, care and rehabilitation. Catastrophic injuries that prevent the disabled individual from working can create a significant financial burden for the disabled individual and their family.

Understanding Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income or SSI is an alternate disability benefits option for those without the necessary work history to qualify for Social Security disability insurance benefits. SSI benefits are for disabled individuals who are unable to work because of a physical or mental disability and have limited income and resources.

Understanding what to include in an appeal for disability

The importance of Social Security disability benefits cannot be overstated for many disabled individuals. A denial of benefits can threaten the ability of disabled residents in Missouri and elsewhere to attend to their everyday needs. Because of this, it is important to be aware that when Social Security disability or SSD benefits have been denied, an SSD appeals process is available.

Understanding the basics related to applying for disability

Social Security disability or SSD benefits may be available to disabled individuals who are so severely impaired they are unable to work and have paid into the program while working as adults. The SSD insurance program is designed to provide long-term financial protections for disabled individuals. There are a variety of common concerns associated with applying for SSD benefits, so it is helpful to be familiar with the realities of the process.

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