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November 2017 Archives

Former workers facing financial drain while awaiting SSD appeals


With the backlog of disability cases showing no sign of slowing down, many workers across the country, and no doubt in Boone County, Missouri, must wake up to the reality that they will face a financial drain while they are trying to collect benefits after filing their Social Security Disability (SSD) claims. With many, if not most, people getting their initial claims for benefits denied and with the appeal process taking months

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.

Representing Missourians with chronic pain


A previous post on this blog discussed how Boone County, Missouri residents who live both in Columbia and in the rural parts of the area may find it hard to get Social Security disability benefits for their chronic pain.

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