Our readers in Ohio have probably heard of "TBIs:" traumatic brain injuries. These types of serious injuries are, unfortunately, incredibly common, as each year hundreds of Americans suffer injuries at work, in car accidents, and in many other types of incidents. A TBI, however, is probably one of the most serious injuries that a person can suffer because it impacts the most important part of a person's body: the brain.
Some injuries of the musculoskeletal system are so severe that the only way left for doctors to save the victim is to amputate an affected limb. Needless to say, leading a normal life becomes a daily challenge for both amputees and their family members. Fortunately, Social Security Disability benefits are available for those who have had amputations, provided the claimant meets the eligibility criteria listed in the section related to Disability Evaluation for the Musculoskeletal System in the Social Security Administration's Blue Book. The Blue Book separates amputations into four categories. The claimant must fall into at least one of these four categories of amputations in order to be eligible for SSD benefits.
If a person has suffered from a life-changing injury or illness, it can affect so many aspects of their life. Obviously health and wellness can suffer greatly. If a person suffers from a debilitating injury or illness in which their spine is affected and it lasts a year or more, seeking Social Security Disability Benefits for Physical Disability could be the next move to make. This can be especially important when a person has unpaid bills and needs to make ends meet financially.
You probably weren't always disabled. There was once a time when your body responded the way it should, and it made your everyday life easier and well-lived. When your body fails you (and ultimately it fails everyone), it can have consequences the likes of which you never considered. For those who are not yet to retirement age, it could mean an inability to work and thus an inability to earn a living.
Ohio residents suffering from disabilities that are expected to significantly impair their ability to work for at least 12 months or cause death may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SDDI) benefits. To be eligible, one must have a qualifying physical disability, a mental disability or a combination of the two. A qualifying disability may be a physical injury, occupational illness, mental disorder or any other serious medical condition that significantly impairs one's ability to work. Additionally, applicants generally must have been employed for at least five out of the past 10 years.
A frequent question asked by Ohioans who are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI benefits is whether they can receive help with paying for medical insurance. The answer is "Yes" with certain conditions.
For many people in Ohio, blindness or severely impaired vision constitutes a severe impairment of a their ability to work. For this reason, the Social Security Administration has developed special rules for providing disability benefits for persons who are blind.
The Social Security Act and accompanying regulations governing disability benefits contain many terms that are not easily understood by the average Ohioan. One of these terms is "functional capacity examination." What exactly does this term mean? And how does its application affect a person's eligibility to receive disability benefits.
Back pain is a common physical complaint among Ohio residents. Back pain is also one of the most difficult conditions upon which to base a claim for Social Security disability benefits. Nevertheless, a person who suffers from disabling back pain should consider applying for benefits.
We have discussed quite a few physical disabilities on this blog that might result in an applicant in Ohio being found disabled for the purposes of receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Most of the conditions we've covered have been those injuries or illnesses that affect systems inside a person's body, such as bones or internal organs. However, there are individuals who suffer from diseases that affect the exterior of the body as well. So today we will take a brief look at what the Social Security Administration (SSA) looks at when it receives an application for benefits based on skin conditions.