This blog has previously discussed some basics of applying for Social Security Disability benefits, including such terms as "Substantial Gainful Activity." The importance of understanding such terms is due to the fact that they are part of the legal definition of disability that is used by the Social Security Administration to determine eligibility for benefits both in Ohio, and nationally.
The federal Social Security Administration (SSA) has some resources available to help you understand the system and apply for benefits. They can help you with forms and give you basic information about what kind of evidence to collect. While this may be enough for certain claims for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, Ohio residents should be aware that more complex claims may require the aid of a legal professional.
Residents of Ohio may be aware that individuals who have a disability that affects their ability to work may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. This safety net is for those individuals who are unfortunate enough to have been injured or become ill and who can no longer make enough to support themselves. What is a bit less widely known, however, is that someone may also qualify for Social Security Disability due to a mental health issues.