For many elderly and disabled people in Columbus and the rest of the country, Social Security disability benefits are a critical source of income. However, when it comes to claiming SSD benefits, it is common for many applicants to be overwhelmed. Matters can become more difficult if a claim is filed only to be rejected by the SSA.
When someone sustains a work-related injury, the first step they should take is to file a workers' compensation claim with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. The benefits that the injured worker receives are compensation for disability, lost wages and medical expenses. They will also receive assistance for travel expenses, rehabilitation and change of occupation. In addition to these benefits, an injured worker can also apply for Social Security disability benefits.
Those from Franklin County who receive SSD benefits will have their benefits reviewed at various points. The notice of the first review is given by the Social Security Administration at the time of awarding the benefits and subsequent reviews are conducted based in the severity of the disabling condition and the likelihood of improvement.
There has been much talk about the wait that many experience when seeking Social Security disability benefits. However, with a government shut down in recent week's past, some may be wondering how or if this affect the Social Security disability claims process. However, those wanting to seek benefits shouldn't be discouraged from applying. This is because the government shut-down didn't affect this facet of government operations.
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.
There are many benefits that are available to veterans and active military members. This is not by accident, as these benefits are well-deserved to those who risk their lives and sacrifice so much for our country. These benefits are not inclusive to benefits associated with Veterans Affairs. The truth is Social Security Disability, which is available to civilians and veterans alike, can provide further benefits for a veteran unable to work due to a physical disability or mental disability.
Understanding the ins and outs of Social Security disability benefits is helpful for individuals in Ohio who unexpectedly find themselves unable to do their jobs because of a disabling medical condition. Facing medical challenges can be enough of a struggle without also suffering the inability to work. Fortunately, Social Security disability (SSD) benefits provide an important lifeline to disabled individuals who are unable to work because of their disability.
The backlog for processing Social Security disability claims is a well-known and well-documented problem. This blog recently discussed how important it is to understand how to qualify for Social Security disability benefits and to be familiar with the application process. Because the process can be complex and lengthy, it helps to understand how claims for Social Security benefits are evaluated but some recent good news may help address some of the backlog.
Many initial applications for Social Security disability benefits are denied which is why it is important for disabled applicants to understand that a denial is not the end of the process and to be familiar with the options available to appeal a denied claim for Social Security disability benefits. There are several levels of appeal following a denied claim for Social Security disability benefits.
A previous blog post discussed the increased wait times for Ohioans and people across the country on their Social Security disability claims. Due to Social Security Administration (SSA) budget cuts, cost -saving measures such as hiring freezes and staff cuts were implemented. As a result, many people are left waiting, sometimes years, to get decisions on their claims.