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How does the SSA evaluate SSD claims for mental health issues?

Social Security Disability Insurance is meant to provide a "safety net" for individuals who can no longer work due to some ailment they have acquired. These ailments are often of a physical nature in the sense that it is a problem with some portion of the body not functioning as well as it should, and preventing labor from being performed. Sometimes, the part of the body that is not functioning correctly is the brain. While this space has previously touched on the difference between SSD and Supplemental Security Income, in this installment we will take a very brief look at how the Social Security Administration looks at applications for SSD based upon a mental condition.

Firefighter seeks compensation for his disabilities in Ohio

As a worker, you expect that your workplace will be filled with equally trained and careful workers. One person forgetting about safety can cause on the job injuries and even deaths. A case like this led to one man being severely hurt and disabled, and now he's having to fight for his right to compensation and liability.

Ohio woman finally receives social security disability benefits

The interplay between state and federal agencies when it comes to social security benefits can be complex and confusing to many residents of Ohio. Recently, one woman in the Dayton area found this out from personal experience.

What is the difference between SSD and SSI benefits?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are two programs that may help struggling Ohio residents. While they have similar-sounding acronyms, and are both meant to help people who can't work, there are some important differences between them.

Types of personal protective equipment you may need at work

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has several safety checklists that must be followed in different areas of construction and industry. Personal Protective Equipment may be required, and there are several reasons why.

Social Security disability hearings and appeals

While most people think of social security as a benefit that is received at the age of 65, it is important to note that millions of Americans receiving social security disability benefits are below that age. According to the Social Security Administration, nearly 9 million American workers received benefits under the Social Security Disability program in 2013.

How can you file a workers' compensation claim in Ohio?

You've been injured at work, but now you have questions about your compensation. How can you file your claim? Can you look it up after it's submitted? Who else can see your claim? How long will it take to get approved or denied? Those are all very good questions that you should have answered before you submit your paperwork to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

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