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May 2014 Archives

Increase in brain injuries creates cause for concern

Cases of traumatic brain injuries have increased substantially across America, causing a concern for medical professionals, sports professionals and the general public. Not only can traumatic brain injuries cause a dramatic effect on one’s immediate quality of life, they can also cause severe impairment and significant long-term effects, including dementia and stroke. Missouri residents suffering from severe and repeated cases of brain injury may be unable to work or provide for themselves due to these challenges. Some may turn toward Social Security Disability Benefits to provide them with long-term care.

Proposed FISCAL programs helps SSDI recipients manage their money

Not only are Social Security Disability Benefits awarded to Missouri residents who are unable to work due to physical disabilities, but they are also available to those who suffer from certain mental conditions as well. According to a Yale University psychiatry professor, there are currently 3.5 million people in America suffering from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other mental conditions who depend on their Social Security Disability benefits to survive. Unfortunately, many of these beneficiaries lack the ability to control and organize their finances, which can lead to many issues.

Man diagnosed with mental illness granted SSDI benefits through his wife

Social Security Disability Benefits have proven to be a lifeline for many Americans who are unable to work due to a physical disability, serious condition or mental impairment. When workers develop a mental condition that makes it impossible for them to continue working, they may be eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits through the Social Security Administration.

SSDI recipients find independence through federal program

While some disabled people in Missouri are unable to work and will rely on Social Security Disability Benefits for the remainder of their lives, others only require benefits temporarily. In order to be eligible to receive benefits, individuals must meet certain guidelines set by the Social Security Administration. One of those requirements mandates that an individual must be unable to work for at least one year due to a condition approved by the SSA. Beneficiaries who are able to transition back into the workplace after receiving SSDI assistance may find help through certain programs sponsored by the Social Security Administration and other federal agencies.