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April 2016 Archives

Longer life may mean more years of disability


Most people want to have as long a life as possible. Thanks to innovative technology and advances in medicine, Americans are now living longer than ever. But a new study suggests that maybe the increase in life span is not necessarily as good as it sounds.

An overview of the application process for SSD benefits


The Social Security Administration reports that individuals in the U.S. have a 30 percent chance of becoming disabled prior to retirement age. Social security disability benefits can provide help for disabled individuals and their families in the Houston area. There are a variety of different options for disabled individuals to consider. While SSD is based on work history, other options, such as Supplemental Security Income, may be available when the sufficient work history is not present.

What are the requirements for a representative payee?


Like any other city in the country, Houston is home to many people who suffer from some kind of mental disorder. When such a condition leaves a person unable to continue working and earning a living, they may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits for mental conditions. If the person has a disabling mental condition, however, they may be unable to properly handle the monthly distributions from the Social Security Administration. In these cases, what resources are available to help the disabled person?

OSHA reports severe work accident data for 2015


Unfortunately, workplace injuries happen with some regularity in Houston. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to report severe injuries that are work-related. Recently, OSHA released a report that showed the national data from 2015.