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Disabled individuals, families can apply for SSI benefits

We can't always choose the hand we are dealt. This is especially true if yourself or a loved one was involved in an accident that caused irreparable injury. Or if a person falls ill to a chronic disease that severely impacts a person's quality of life. For those that have the need, Supplemental Security Income can be a lifesaver for families and disabled individuals that are struggling to make ends meet.

Misunderstood conditions make seeking SSD a challenge

Making the decision to quit your job may not have been easy, but if your illness has progressed to the point where you are unable to function at work, you may have had no choice. In many cases, people in Alabama with conditions such as chronic migraines may try to work through the pain, seeking relief from every possible source. There may come a time, however, when just getting out of bed is nearly impossible.

Supplemental Security Income amounts rising in 2018

Hardworking Americans contribute from their taxed income into a taxed wages account that is meant to be utilized for themselves or other taxpayers who fall on hard times. The Social Security Administration oversees social security disability benefits and supplemental security income for millions of Americans. The program provides a benefit that those in financial need can receive if they meet certain income limits. The good news is that benefit rates are increasing for the coming year of 2018.

Eligibility of medical conditions not on SSD approved list

If you have your health, you have everything - or so they say. Those who are suffering with an illness or injury that greatly impacts their health and their quality of life would tend to agree with this statement. Being ill or injured is about more than a poorer quality of health. It is about not being able to do the things you want to do, because of poor health.

Facts and figures about changes to Social Security disability

Social Security disability benefits are distributed to thousands in the Mobile area, with many qualified potential recipients waiting in the wings. Social Security disability benefits are available to qualified tax-paying US workers who have accumulated a sufficient number of work credits. The disability benefits are meant to supplement hard-working tax paying Americans who have been rendered unable to work due to physical or mental disabilities. As the body ages, it can betray a person both physically and mentally.

What is the SSA's definition of disabled?

When the average person thinks about the term disabled, a few things come to mind. Often people think of physical disabilities, like an inability to walk. However, a disability can come in other forms beyond physical. Mental and emotional disabilities often plague our family members, neighbors and friends.

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