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Why are your disability benefits being reviewed?

The Social Security Administration has in place a strict definition of "disability" that Missouri residents must meet before they may receive disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income. For the most part, a person's disability must be expected to last for at least a year in order for the individual to qualify; if their disability will resolve before 12 months have passed then they may not be approved for benefits.

Disability benefits for substance abuse related disabilities

Substance abuse, including but not limited to drug use and alcoholism, can cause irreversible and damaging harm to a person's mind and body. Even if the individual is able to overcome their addiction they may still suffer from the effects of their affliction for the rest of their lives. For this reason, some individuals who have suffered from substance abuse may be eligible to seek disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

The burden and cost of applying for SSDI benefits

It's no secret that applying for disability benefits can be a long and difficult process. Many people spend months and years waiting for decisions and appeals. This wait comes at what is often a very stressful and financially difficult time in people's lives; a time where they can no longer work and they are counting on receiving money from SSD benefits just to make ends meet. The problem is that in addition to the delays and lengthy wait times, the process of applying for SSD benefits can also be very costly for these individuals who are already in dire financial situations.

SSDI benefits and your family

Most people don't think of kids when they think of social security. However, you may be surprised to know that social security paid out benefits to more then 4.2 million children in 2017. This is because benefits for children are just one type of family benefit paid by social security. Social security also pays spousal, and ex-spousal, benefits. Children may receive social security benefits when either one or both parents are disabled, retired or deceased.

What if I receive SSD benefits and would like to work?

There is often a belief that when a Missourian is getting Social Security disability benefits, it automatically implies an inability to work. However, for many recipients of SSD benefits, there is a chance they can eventually get back to work and end their need for SSD. This is where Ticket to Work and various work incentives can be beneficial. Before using Ticket to Work, it is important to understand how the program works and what benefits are available.

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