Mental conditions and disorders are common, but for some Mississippi residents, these issues may prevent them from working. If you or a loved one is unable to work due a medically diagnosed mental condition, it is possible that you will be eligible for disability benefits.
Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be a daunting task. The application process is complicated, and numerous requirements must be met before you are awarded benefits. Even worse, nearly 75 percent of all initial applications are denied.
Although the vast majority of our readers probably understand that there are many people who are employed in jobs that are potentially dangerous, they probably also know that there are just as many people who engage in simple and mundane tasks in their positions of employment. Some factory workers, for instance, may stand in the same place doing the same thing all day, and many people who work in offices may sit at the same desk and complete the same tasks day in and day out. The reality is, however, that even these workers may be putting themselves at risk for debilitating health disorders -- repetitive motion disorder, in particular.
When workers in Mississippi are injured on the job and unable to earn an income, many different questions may cross their minds. How did the workplace accident happen? Who was responsible? Will I qualify for workers' compensation benefits? Is my injury severe enough to qualify for Social Security disability benefits?
There are government benefits available for Mississippians who are disabled. Though permanent disability is not a requirement to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Income (SSI), the Social Security Administration does define total disability. This occurs when an individual is unable to earn more than the substantial gainful activity (SGA) for a given year.
Are you permanently disabled? Are you unable to work for the next 12 months? You may want to consider filing a Social Security Disability (SSD) claim. This article will cover who is eligible for SSD and how to apply for these benefits.
Residents of Mississippi who have suffered an injury or illness that left them totally disabled may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. To be considered disabled, under the Social Security Administration's definition, the person must be rendered unable to perform basic work duties. The agency determines whether an individual is able to adjust to another work environment due to their medical condition. The medical condition must be expected to last for at least one year or to result in the injured person's death.
Individuals who are unable to work because of an injury can sometimes be overwhelmed with a number of questions. How will families be taken care of? How will the usual bills be paid not to mention any medical expenses from the injury? For many who have been disabled from a work injury, assistance for themselves and their families can come in the form of social security disability benefits. Navigating this system can be difficult, however.
Workplace injuries can take many different forms. Some believe that these injuries are limited to those who engage in manual labor. However, office workers may also be at risk for career ending injuries. The main culprit of these injuries are repetitive motion disorders.
Has a recent injury or medical diagnosis made it impossible for you to continue working? Wondering how you will be able to pay your bills? Social Security may be able to help with some of your financial needs. The Social Security disability benefit allows the injured and certain members of their family to receive benefits.