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April 2016 Archives

Can I get SSDI for back pain?

Back pain is a common physical complaint among Ohio residents. Back pain is also one of the most difficult conditions upon which to base a claim for Social Security disability benefits. Nevertheless, a person who suffers from disabling back pain should consider applying for benefits.

Workplace deaths and the loss of a mother

Work-related wrongful deaths can be devastating to a family regardless of who passes away, but when a mother is the one who dies, that can impact the family in entirely new ways. If there are young children or even newborns in the family, these little ones won't grow up with their mother and could suffer psychological difficulties from the loss.

Can a person get disability benefits for PTSD?

Social security disability benefits are available to any Ohio resident who is prevented from working by a mental or physical injury or condition. As doctors expand their understanding of the human psyche, a number of mental conditions have been added to the list of qualifying conditions. One of the most important additions is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sometimes called post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Understanding SSI benefits

The United States Social Security Administration runs three programs that provide income to qualifying individuals. Most persons in Ohio understand ordinary social security benefits: persons who have paid money into the program through a tax on their income and who have reached the qualifying age are eligible to receive monthly benefits. Social Security disability (SSD) benefits are paid to persons who are unable to engage in substantial gainful activity. The third program is known as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and this program differs from the other two in several important respects.

What are some workplace accident and injury facts?

If you've been hurt on the job or have lost a loved one to a workplace injury, it's important to know the facts. If you can show that your employer was violating safety standards or that you were hurt because of negligence, your employer may be reviewed, monitored, or even fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. You can also seek workers' compensation, so you can get the care you need or benefits required to take care of your family.

Understanding "substantial gainful activity"

One of the principal criteria for determining eligibility for Social Security disability benefits is whether the applicant is unable to work, or, in the language of the applicable statutes and regulations, unable to engage in "substantial gainful activity," or SGA. The general rule is very straightforward: a person who is able to engage in SGA is deemed able to work and not eligible for disability benefits; a person who is unable to engage in SGA is deemed to be totally disabled and eligible for benefits. However, the calculation and application of the SGA standard can be quite complex.

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