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Suffering an injury could mean you are eligible for SSD benefits

There are millions of people in America who receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. For most of these people, SSD benefits are a crucial financial lifeline, since the individuals who are eligible to receive SSD benefits are no longer able to work, for the most part. Alabama residents may find that they are eligible to receive SSD benefits for a variety of reasons. Suffering an injury could be one such reason.

SSDI and SSI for brain injury sufferers and their families

A brain injury can severely affect a person's everyday life. The person who suffers a brain injury may suffer from memory loss, disability, headaches and may be unable to sit, stand, bend and communicate with others. Since brain is one of the most complicated organs in the human anatomy, the effects of the injury are very complex and can differ in every person. In addition, a brain injury can also lead to some serious financial and emotional challenges for the family members of that injured person.

A disabling injury entitles you to SSD benefits

For many people in Mobile, Alabama a typical day at work involves physically lifting and handling heavy loads. Those people are always at the risk of suffering a back, neck or spinal cord injury. Again, people whose work does not usually require them to physically handle heavy loads may also suffer an injury because of a sudden jerk to the back, for example, while lifting something heavy like a piece of luggage. Additionally, accidents such as slip-and-falls can also lead to an agonizing back or spinal cord injury.

Can I receive worker's compensation & Social Security Disability?

Though there has been much discussion of this topic over the years, the answer is yes. A claimant may draw both Worker's Compensation, as well as Social Security Disability benefits simultaneously. However, there are some restrictions, and laws differ by state.

A roadmap to Social Security disability benefits

It is helpful for disabled individuals to know how to go about seeking Social Security disability benefits. Social Security disability benefits are important benefits for many disabled individuals and their families so having a plan for how to approach the application process can be useful.

Retirement age for SSD benefits, regular Social Security differs

As Alabama residents, family members and friends begin to approach retirement age, we start to think more about retirement benefits and financial options. For those who are not suffering from a debilitating injury or illness, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are not usually on their mind. However, if one does have an injury that makes it difficult or impossible to work, Social Security Disability Benefits for injuries should be on their radar.

Don't drain your savings account after an accident injury

When a person in Alabama is down-on-their-luck, what does this mean exactly? Really, it can be anything that is throwing a person's life out of whack. For some, this means life-altering injury. An injury affects a person's health and well-being, and thus affects every facet of their life.

Whiplash can impact a person's ability to work

Some words or phrases are exactly what they sound like. Take, for instance, the word, "whiplash." Whiplash is an incident that occurs where the head and neck is whipped quickly or back and forth in a manner that causes spinal cord or soft-tissue injury. These injuries often occur in an Alabama car accident collisions or due to sports or work injuries. While it may sound minor, the reality is that whiplash injuries can vary in severity and impact a person ability to keep or acquire gainful employment.

Why apply for SSD benefits after suffering back injury?

When a person in Alabama is young, they are often able to put their body through the wringer without much after thought. A broken arm was a bummer for the summer, not a permanent change in lifestyle. But when an older person suffers a lifelong injury, it can have a resounding impact. Serious injuries, like back injuries, can completely change a person's abilities and quality of life.

Don't give up if request for SSD benefits for injury was denied

Have you ever been at the wrong place at the wrong time? Or had an issue with your health, maybe related to a nagging injury or a work-related injury? Being injured isn't anyone's first choice. Some injuries become so pervasive that they impede every facet of a person's life, including their ability to work. For injuries resulting in an inability to work for one year or more, Social Security Disability benefits are a benefit the injured should seek out.

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