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Can people that aren't medicated for a mental disability get SSD?

Here in Ohio, and across the nation, it seems that instances of mental difficulties such as anxiety, depression and panic attacks are rising. Whether this is the result of changes in society, more widely disseminated information, better diagnosis or expanded definitions is anyone's guess. While many people are able to function more or less normally with such conditions, sometimes they are severe enough to impact both one's home and work life.

What family members can receive SSDI benefits in Ohio?

We have discussed previously in this space the different aspects of a disability claim for individuals who have an inability to work due to a physical impairment. Today, we will take a look at the other people who may also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits based on a disabled worker's record.

Where are the best places to file a SSDI appeal in Ohio?

Previously on this blog, we have discussed the basic process for filing appeals from an Ohio denial of disability benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA). So, you know that first you would request a reconsideration of your case, and it will be looked at by another officer with the agency. Should this fail, which is likely, you may then request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). This happens often, because claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are, in general, more likely to be approved by an ALJ, than by the agency during its first look at the case. But, how much better are your chances on appeal, and how long can you expect to wait? The answers to those questions may depend on where you live.

What's the difference between workers' compensation SSD benefits?

Ohio residents may be aware that people who have been injured, and, due to the severity of their conditions, cannot work, may be eligible to receive certain government benefits. There are a few programs geared to ensuring that those who are too disabled to work have some safety net that will allow them to support themselves in some fashion. Two of these programs are worker's compensation and Social Security Disability (SSD). The question may then arise: what is the difference between these two programs?

Can't work due to extreme anxiety or depression? Don't despair!

Most Ohio residents are aware that people with physical impairments that interfere with their daily lives may be eligible for disability insurance benefits from the government. While missing limbs or chronic physical pain may be obvious manifestations of disability, there are other, more insidious health issues that can be just as devastating. As a society, we have a history of downplaying the causes and effects of mental illness as signs of weakness and there is often a social stigma attached to those who suffer from it. However, there are those who recognize that if you have a significant mental health issue, you may need financial help due to your inability to work.

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