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January 2018 Archives

Broken bones can actually result in permanent disability for some

When people think of permanent disability, conditions like degenerative neurological diseases, spinal injuries and brain injuries often come to mind. After all, these are relatively common conditions among those seeking disability benefits, including Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income. However, there are many other kinds of medical issues that can leave someone unable to work, including mental health conditions like depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

We advocate for SSD claimants with qualifying mental conditions

Everyone knows that many physical disabilities can prevent people from earning a living. What is not always appreciated, however, is that mental disabilities can also prevent people from earning a living. The good news is that the federal government has a program to help people living with physical and mental disabilities. Social Security disability benefits are available to workers in Texas who qualify. Mental conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, brain injury and delayed learning can all qualify a claimant for Social Security disability if all of the qualifying criteria are met.

Schizophrenia and Social Security disability benefits

Many Houston residents' lives are impacted by schizophrenia. It can be a severely disabling condition. If a person with schizophrenia finds that the condition is making it impossible for them to work, they may be eligible to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. There are a number of medical criteria that a claimant must meet before they may qualify for Social Security disability benefits for schizophrenia. This blog post will provide a brief summary of these.

Changes to SSD benefits in 2018

Millions of residents in Texas and elsewhere are unfortunately born with medical conditions, deeming him or her disabled. Others become disabled later in life due to injuries or illnesses suffered. Whether a person is born with a disability or acquired one later in life, these conditions can significantly impact a person's ability to lead a normal life, care for him or herself or even maintain a job. Thus, these individuals will apply for Social Security disability in hopes of receiving benefits.

How can SSI benefits help disabled individuals?

When we are injured, we often think how long will it take to recover and will this injury impact my life. For most injured individuals in Texas and elsewhere, their main concern is finances. This is not only related to the costs associated with medical care but also financial losses caused by the inability to work. If an injury has left a person disabled temporarily or permanently, it is possible to seek benefits through the Social Security Administration.