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May 2013 Archives

More people receiving SSD now more than ever

There are a number of options a person in Franklin, Ohio, can pursue after becoming injured on the job. Some decide to choose workers' compensation, often covering some of the financial costs while the injury mend. Others choose to pursue Social Security Disability benefits -- many of these people have contracted conditions that will leave them unable to return to work in the capacity at which they once performed.

Will Congress fix SSDI before it becomes insolvent?

Much discussion occurs on the topic of the Social Security programs and whether the system is going "bankrupt." Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur weighed in on the subject last month during a floor speech in the House of Representatives. She asserted that the program would "function well into 2038" and that the system could still pay 80 of benefits after that.

Suit filed after researcher gets infected with bacteria, dies

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently cracked down on a medical center associated with Veterans Affairs after the death of a 25-year-old research worker in April 2012. The man passed away after becoming infected by a bacterium he was working with, Neisseria meningitidis. According to OSHA, his infection and subsequent death may have been prevented by the VA medical center had the facility been obeying federal workers' regulations. Recently, a wrongful death suit was filed by his family.

West Virginia has the most disabled workers

Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) provides help for those who cannot work in jobs with their existing skills and education. A news report lists the states with the most residents on disability. The report notes that there is a correlation with the increase in the number of applications for SSDI and the unemployment rates.

Crane boom crushes two men at steel plant site

Two men who worked for Beaver Excavating are dead. They were at the Timken Co. Faircrest Steel Plant when an on-the-job accident occurred. An official with the Stark County Coroner's Office said that a crane was involved in the incident. The heavy piece of machinery reportedly was the reason for their deaths.

What if you don't have disability insurance?

Most people have various types of insurance. If you own a car, you are required by Ohio to carry a minimum level of insurance. Many working people have health insurance and if you own a home, you insure the structure and the contents. A large number of people have life insurances. But most people do not have disability insurance, as it can be very expensive and most people never expect to become disabled.What can you do if you have become disabled and no longer can work? Well, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a program that can help, known as Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) that can help provide some income for the disabled.

A flood of claims creates a disability backlog for VA

In the military, there are thousands of jobs, from combat infantry, to F-15 and A-10 pilots, to accountants and truck drivers. And servicemembers doing any of these jobs can suffer injuries that result in disabilities. Many of these disabilities may have nothing to do with combat, but nonetheless, are service-related disabilities.

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