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June 2018 Archives

Traumatic brain injuries and a person's rights to disability help

Traumatic brain injuries, often known as TBI, can be caused by two different types of events. First, TBI may result if a person suffers a serious blow or impact to their head, such as may happen in a fall or vehicle collision. Second, a TBI may occur if a person experiences a penetration injury to their head, such as from being impaled or shot with a gun.

Is SSI available to individuals without disabilities?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are two forms of disability benefits that individuals may apply for through the Social Security Administration. Texans who are unable to work because of illnesses or injuries that prevent them from working may be able to apply for and receive financial support under these two programs. However, a disability is not the only way that a person may qualify for SSI.

Social Security's compassionate allowance list

Individuals who have looked into applying for Social Security Disability benefits may have found statistics related to the wait times they may face after submitting their applications. While it is true that a Texas resident may have to wait some time prior to learning if their claim has been approved or rejected, some applicants may experience an expedited review based on their particular medical conditions. Certain ailments are granted compassionate allowance status and approved quickly to provide those who are suffering with the help that they need.

How does the government evaluate qualifying mental conditions?

Both physical impairments and mental impairments can seriously affect the lives of Houston residents. Both can be debilitating, and both could make it impossible for a worker to work. Social Security Disability (SSD) can help workers living with physical disability, mental disability or both. When a claimant applies for Social Security Disability benefits for mental conditions, how does the Social Security Administration (SSA) determine whether the claimant is eligible for benefits?

We help those applying for SSI benefits with their appeals

Many Texans with disabilities benefit from the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. This program can help people who may not have the work history to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The program is operated by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and funded by the federal government.