If you are injured and the injuries are so severe you cannot work, you can apply for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. The process is a complicated affair, and it is best that a person who decides to go this route seek the advice of an experienced legal professional.
Disability can strike a worker of any age. Fortunately, there is no minimum age to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Young workers who meet the agency’s definition of disabled can qualify for benefits as long as they meet Social Security’s work requirements.
If see Social Security Disability Insurance these days, you have probably seen stories about fraud or accusations that administrative law judges rubber stamp applications. It might be easy to get the impression that disability benefits are simply handed out to people even if they are not really disabled – but that impression is far from the truth. In fact, the U.S. has some of the strictest requirements in the world for obtaining disability benefits.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not just stress that occurs after a traumatic event. It’s a serious mental condition that can affect anyone who has lived through trauma, and it can make normal, everyday life impossible. During June, mental health experts and advocates for people with the condition mark post-traumatic stress disorder awareness month. In this blog, we will explain four facts about PTSD.