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October 2012 Archives

Dying to get Social Security Disability Insurance

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available for eligible individuals who suffer from a condition that has left them unable to work for a year or more or is terminal. As many who have applied for its benefits in Ohio know, it is not always easy to obtain.

Denials and delays are an increasing problem for SSD claimants

Even after the Social Security Administration approves benefits, it can be a long wait to receive a payout. In Fulton County, Ohio and throughout the United States, injured and disabled persons who qualify for Social Security disability have had to fight to get approved, and then can face additional wait time in collecting the benefits they need and deserve. During this time, many families will shift from middle-class status into poverty.

Supplemental Security Income and paid earnings

Those who collect disability benefits are often caught between collecting their compensation and the risk of losing it if they earn additional income. There are 8.7 million Americans who rely on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, which was established to help the disabled and elderly meet basic needs, including food, clothing and shelter.

OSHA cites auto parts facility for several violations

Workers in Jeffersonville, Ohio, may want to consider their employers' intentions when it comes to workplace safety. According to a recent investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a manufacturing company that employs 140 workers in Jeffersonville is guilty of more than a dozen safety violations, many of them serious. If an employee was to get hurt while on the job, a workers' compensation claim would likely be granted, considering the workplace and its safety environment.

Bringing awareness to the traumatic brain injury

A workplace injury is as likely to happen in Ohio as it is in any other state. In many cases, an occupational injury may involve a sprain or lower back issues, especially if you are performing some sort of manual labor. These are treatable and possess consequences, but there are other types of injuries that can occur on the job that are often much worse. One of these is brain injury.

Why has SSDI grown so much?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is an important program for many residents in Ohio, but unfortunately, the program is approaching a crisis over funding and cost control. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) calculates the system could run out of money by 2016. Critics have pointed to the recent growth in the number of recipients of SSDI benefits.

Spinal cord injuries can happen at the workplace

A workplace accident can happen at any time. This means that workers in Ohio should be concerned about the safety environment that their employer cultivates. If an employer has employees break known safety precautions and an accident happens, it is likely that the company will be liable for any injuries.

New scam targets beneficiaries of Social Security

After a workplace injury leaves a person incapable of returning to the workforce and the end of workers' compensation benefits appears on the horizon, many people in Ohio wonder what they can do to survive. Disabled individuals can apply for Social Security Disability benefits and should do so if they have become disabled due to an incident that was out of their control.

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