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Social Security Disability Archives

Mental illness can impact a person's ability to live

Many different conditions can lead to life-altering impacts that can make it impossible to work and support yourself. When this happens, you will need to turn to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for benefits. These benefits can provide you with a fixed income and possibly medical benefits that can help you to live despite being unable to work.

Why don't people have disability insurance?

In some senses, though life insurance is very important if you pass away, some experts argue that disability insurance is even more valuable. A life-long disability can result in the same loss of income, but the related costs for you and your family -- medications, in-home care, etc -- could be vastly higher. They don't end in many cases. These are costs you have for life.

Disability onset date: what it is and why it's important

For the person living with a disability or serious injury that forever changes their life, the moment that the disability or injury left them unable to work is crystal clear to them. They will never forget it. But how you personally feel about your disability and the moment it started affecting you may not align with how the Social Security Administration views your disability or injury. In fact, these dates are often quite different.

Verifying disability benefits in Missouri

Social Security is a federal program, with national guidelines on how qualified workers may claim disability benefits due to permanent or temporary work-preventing illness and injury. Qualifications for disability funds are universal, while each state has its own procedures for verifying claims.