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January 2021 Archives

Side effects of MS could qualify patients for SSDI

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can cause any Minnesota resident to feel taken aback. This condition can cause numerous health issues, and it can also cause diminished abilities that leave individuals with the condition unable to work. As a result, many people with MS hope to qualify for SSDI in order to receive financial benefits that could help them meet their daily needs.

Correction Of An Earnings Record

Your earnings record should reflect whether you have paid enough tax credits to be covered by Social Security and will also determine the amount of the benefits you or your family receives when you become eligible. Typically, the more you have earned over thirty-five years, the greater the benefit you will receive when you reach full retirement age or are found disabled. Missing wages or misreported earnings by an employer could also impact whether you are found disabled, as the first step in a disability claim involves showing that you are no longer engaging in substantial work activity.

Job Obsolescence

Proving a disability claim before Social Security Administration essentially involves showing an inability to perform past work or any other substantial work that exists in the national economy due to a diagnosable medical impairment(s). Social Security Administration will deem that work exists in the national economy when there is a significant number of jobs that meet a claimant's physical, mental, and vocational limitations. While the job could exist outside the region you live, isolated jobs that exist in relatively few locations are not considered "work which exists in the national economy." 20 C.F.R. 404.1560.

ALS patients no longer face SSDI 5-month wait period

Many Minnesota residents living with disabilities can sometimes feel as if they are facing setbacks at every turn. For instance, applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a long process, and even after approval, qualifying individuals have to wait five months before they are able to receive SSDI benefits. Fortunately, for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new law is changing that requirement.

Avoid self-medicating after an SSDI denial

Living with a disability that essentially makes it impossible for a person to work can be difficult for any Minnesota resident. Though Social Security Disability Insurance benefits could help individuals in this type of situation, not everyone receives approval of their application. As a result, some people may think that they have no hope of receiving benefits after an SSDI denial and could think about self-medicating as a way to deal with their problems, which could have negative effects.

6 Reasons Why Disability Claims Are Denied

If you are suffering from an injury or medical condition that promises to leave you unable to work for at least one year, you likely struggled to figure out how you would make ends meet during that time. This may be especially stressful if your doctor expects your condition to be chronic or to get worse.

Can The SSA Stop Social Security Disability Benefits?

Receiving financial help from the government can come as a great relief to Minnesota residents and those across the country who are struggling. In particular, individuals who have suffered an injury or have a condition that is considered a disability may feel grateful for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits that they receive. However, it is important to remember that these benefits are not always permanent.

Factors affecting Social Security disability benefits

Not being able to work due to a disability can take a serious toll on any Minnesota resident and those across the country. They may continually find themselves tight on money and struggle to pay bills and meet their needs. Without the ability to generate an income through employment, they may need to rely on government assistance programs like Social Security Disability Insurance.

An Anxiety Disorder Can Have Paralyzing Effects

While mental health has received a greater focus lately, many people in Minnesota and elsewhere still do not fully understand how certain mental illnesses can affect a person's life. If someone experiences anxiety over certain situations, others may simply think the person needs to calm down or not make a big deal out of it. However, an anxiety disorder could greatly affect how a person is able to live, often in a detrimental way.

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