When people think of illness and their job, people usually think of getting ill and having to take a day or two off work. This could be economically problematic depending on if an employee has sick leave. But what if an employee has a chronic condition that makes it impossible for them to work for an extended period?
Many people in Houston suffer from either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes was formerly known as "juvenile diabetes," and Type 2 was called "adult onset diabetes." Most people who suffer from either disease find that the illness can be controlled with regular doses of insulin and necessary changes in diet and daily routines. Unfortunately, some people are unable to achieve successful management of diabetes, and they may face a lifetime of limited activity and inability to engage in substantial gainful activity. Persons in this last category may be able to apply for Social Security disability benefits for illness depending on the severity of their diabetes.
Anyone who receives a diagnosis of terminal illness, or has a loved one who has received such a diagnosis, usually is not very interested in the financial aspects of the illness and the expected death. Nevertheless, many Houston residents can obtain significant financial assistance from the Social Security Disability Insurance for illness program even while the illness progresses.
The human body is a marvel. When a Texas resident considers all of the incredible things that their body does on a daily basis it may seem amazing that humans thrive as strongly as they do. However, when things go wrong with a person's body, it is possible that every aspect of their life will be affected.
Many people have probably heard the statistic that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Additionally, it is also a major cause of disability, meaning that a diagnosis of heart disease could qualify a Houston worker for Social Security Disability benefits for illness. But, what exactly is heart disease? This blog post will provide a quick summary. People who suspect they may have heart disease should see a doctor as soon as possible.
Not all skin disorders are merely cosmetic. Some are so severe that they impair a person's ability to work, creating financial and other hardships. In Texas, and across the United States, workers have made contributions to the Social Security Disability Insurance program through payroll withholdings. When a person's skin disorder is so severe that it prevents them from working for long periods of time, they may be able to qualify for SSDI Benefits for illness for disorders of their skin.
In Texas, people who are unable to work due to a debilitating respiratory disorder may qualify for financial assistance in the form of Social Security Disability Insurance. The benefits that are available from Social Security Disability for illness of the lungs or respiratory system are paid from a trust, just like Social Security Retirement benefits. And, like Social Security retirement benefits, workers in the United States have been paying into the SSDI trust throughout their time in the workforce.
A sensory impairment is a disease or injury that affects a person's speech, hearing or vision. When a sensory impairment prevents an individual from working, it can be devastating both physically and financially. In Texas, people who suffer from a debilitating sensory impairment may qualify to receive financial assistance in the form of Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI.
While many people think of injuries as the primary cause of disability, illnesses also cause disability for many people in Houston. When many people in turn think of disabling illnesses, they may think of maladies striking older people. But disabling illnesses can happen to people in all stages of life.
A disturbing new report was published recently that will be of concern to our Houston readers. The report concerns the rapid increase in certain types of liver disease among younger folks, once thought of as a low risk group for the illness.