The most recent reporting of Ohio worker accidents and fatalities showed some improvement in 2017 with fewer fatal work accidents in the private sector in 2017. However, this is a small victory as any worker fatality is one too many. The deaths still trump workers deaths in 2015, worker fatalities have steadily increased otherwise in the private sector since 2012. These numbers are reported on by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
When you are struggling with a medical condition that prevents you from working, it is much more than an inconvenience. Your mental or physical state affects virtually every area of your life, including your financial well-being. When you are no longer able to work because of your health, you could be eligible for certain types of financial support.
If your job requires you to be outside working in the elements, you understand how long and cold Ohio winters can be. Changes in the seasons do not necessarily mean changes in your job requirements, and it can be particularly important to know how to stay warm and safe during the winter months. There are things that employers can do to help you avoid injuries and complications from cold stress.
If you were unable to make a living, how would you pay for your basic necessities? Everyday living expenses like rent, food and medical care are increasingly more expensive and thus, those who are unable to work find it increasingly difficult to bridge the gap. One program that can help those who are disabled or ill is if qualify for SSD/SSI benefits. To qualify, one must first apply.
As we begin to wrap up 2018, we start to look towards the New Year and what's next. Every year the Social Security Administration or SSA reexamines the amounts paid to Social Security Disability recipients to determine if the numbers are accurate. Accuracy is based on cost of living, among other factors. In 2019, veterans receiving SSD benefits are going to see a raise in their disability benefits.