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Qualifying for Social Security Disability due to blindness

Social Security Disability benefits can be somewhat complicated, and applying can be tedious. Making mistakes on your paperwork can mean you have to appeal a denial, and that can cost you time and money. If you're living with low vision or are blind, your attorney can help you seek out the compensation you need from the Social Security Administration. You are who these funds are designated for.

How can children get Supplemental Security Income?

The Social Security Administration does issue Supplemental Security Income for children in some cases. Typically, the child in question must suffer from a serious disability or blindness. Vision impairment, if bad enough, also counts for those trying to qualify for SSI.

Benefits are there to help you after you suffer an injury

If you struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, you should be aware that you could qualify for Social Security benefits. Mental illnesses can be devastating to your life, and they should be considered a disability just like any other injury.

Recommended Decisions

After a hearing before the Social Security Administration, the administrative law judge (ALJ) shall issue a written decision which gives the findings of fact and reasons for the decision. Although the ALJ will usually render a final decision, appealable only to the Appeals Council, the ALJ may also send the case directly to the Appeals Council with a recommended decision based on a preponderance of the evidence when appropriate. (The Appeals Council may also review any ALJ decision or dismissal within 60 days of the decision on its own motion). Conditions for a recommended decision may be appropriate where the case involves a novel issue of policy or procedure, or where the ALJ is attempting to comply with a remand order which is unusually vague. The ALJ must be able to articulate why a recommended decision is appropriate, and should not issue a recommended decision simply based on personal disagreement with agency policies, or merely to avoid issuing a decision on a particular case.

Survivor's Benefits

When a household suffers the loss of a family member, the impact on the survivors is often financial as well as emotional, especially if the family member was a wage-earner. If the worker was paying into the Social Security program, however, the survivors may be eligible for benefits. For Social Security, "survivors" include spouses, dependent children, and parents.

How you can claim your veteran's disability compensation

If you've served the country in the military, you're generally entitled to some benefits through the Veteran's Affairs. There are limits to what you can claim, and sometimes there are restrictions on who can claim what and after how many months or years of service. If you have questions about your rights, your attorney can help you apply for or appeal a denial of benefits.


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