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SSI benefits provide help for disabled children

Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income are two programs, each designed to address the needs for income and long term care for individuals with disabilities. Social Security Disability, or SSD, benefits adults who have been disabled since childhood (prior to age 22). For children, SSD can be paid based on a parent's Social Security earnings record. Determining the amount a person is qualified for under SSD is based on work credits; these are credits that an individual has earned based on their income during years that they were able to work. Unfortunately, this system can fall short for children or adults who have been disabled since childhood, because they do not have sufficient work history to earn the credits necessary to receive assistance.

Assistance with addiction-related disability

A previous post discussed how Boone County, Missouri residents who find themselves sick and unable to work can apply for disability benefits through one of the Social Security Administration's programs, even if it is true that their condition may have been caused by a habit of drug or alcohol abuse. A person in this situation, however, may be required to go and get treatment as a condition of continuing to receive benefits.

If am ill because of an addiction, can I still get benefits?

Many people quietly struggle with a drug or alcohol addiction. Contrary to a popular conception, many if not most of these struggling souls actually go to work almost every day and live productive, seemingly normal lives.

Disability benefits for liver disease

When a Columbia, Missouri, resident thinks of liver disease, the first thing that might come to their mind is alcoholism. While it is true that drinking too much alcohol can over time cause medical problems with the liver, it is not the only reason people develop liver disease.

Qualifying for disability benefits based on illness

In addition to physical and mental medical conditions that may prevent an individual from working, a serious illness or other health problem may also prevent individuals from working or being able to seek gainful employment. Illnesses can arise based on a variety of factors, and could occur in the workplace based on the kind of work the disabled individual usually performs. Regardless of how the illness arose, disability benefits including Social Security disability or SSD and Supplemental Security Income or SSI may be able to help those living with disabilities as well as their families.

Disability benefits may be an option for cancer sufferers

During 2017, greater than 1 million victims will be diagnosed with cancer. Most individuals and families have been impacted by cancer in one way or another. National Cancer Survivors Day was recently observed, and it is a good time for cancer sufferers and their families to make sure they are familiar with disability benefits that may help. Social Security disability and its Compassionate Allowances program provide resources and assistance for cancer sufferers.

Mandatory wait on SSD benefits when you're dying lacks compassion

Many might argue the point, but the government is not without heart. As we noted in a post just last month, it is possible to obtain an expedited determination of eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. If an applicant in Missouri has a diagnosis for any one of about 225 illnesses identified as obviously being disabling, they may be able to be approved for benefits in weeks, rather than the months or even years it normally takes.

Can I receive disability benefits more quickly if I have cancer?

Facing a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and patients in Missouri may wonder about the different options available to help them financially. Social Security disability (SSD) insurance is a disability insurance program available to help disabled individuals who qualify. To qualify, an individual must be suffering from a disability that meets the Social Security Administration's (SSA) requirements for disability and have paid into the system through their work history. When a disabled individual is unable to work due to their disability, they may qualify for SSD benefits.

Disability benefits are available for many medical conditions

A diagnosis of a serious medical condition can be an overwhelming point in anyone's life. It may leave the diagnosed individual unable to work as they face mounting medical bills and other financial struggles, while adjusting to life with their illness. For disabled Missouri residents diagnosed with a serious illness, Social Security disability (SSD) benefits may be one option to consider.

Obtaining SSDI benefits for disability caused by a stroke

As many Missourians know from the experiences of their friends or family members, a stroke - a clot or burst blood vessel in the brain - can be a devastating condition that prevents the victim from working and interferes with daily living activities. While the likelihood of experiencing a stroke increases with age, persons in their 30s and 40s can suffer from a disabling stroke. This post will address the criteria for proving an SSD claim for a disability caused by a stroke.

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