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Posts tagged "Social Security Disability Benefits for Injuries"

Blindness doesn't always mean a complete lack of vision

When people think of blindness as a disability, they often imagine it to be absolute. They understand that vision issues like farsightedness or nearsightedness can make it more difficult to see without corrective lenses, and they assume blindness is just the extreme end of the spectrum, where someone's vision has deteriorated -- or been damaged -- so that they can't see at all.

Do I automatically qualify for disability benefits for my burns?

Suffering from burn injuries does not automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits. Just as with any other disability, there are criteria that you must meet to have your application successfully approved.

Disability facts you should be aware of

Understanding disabilities in the United States starts with breaking down the statistics and looking at the facts. This can help you form an accurate picture of what disabilities look like, whom they impact, how they change lives and what types of assistance different individuals need.

CDC says 25% of Americans have a disability

If you are living with a disability, whether this is a new development in your life or something you have been living with for some time, you should know that you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 25% of Americans, or one out of every four, have a disability.

A disability is about more than an injury

The Social Security Administration (SSA) carefully evaluates every single case that they get when people claim they are disabled and can no longer work. Every case has its own set of facts and important details. Do not assume that any two cases are the same or that an injury will absolutely qualify just because you know someone else with a similar injury or you read a news report about that type of injury.

Tips for those taking care of someone with a disability

A loved one suffers serious injuries and ends up getting disabled. While they do work with medical professionals for rehab and things of this nature, you basically become their in-home caretaker.

The future is unclear after a traumatic amputation

If you have suffered a traumatic amputation in a car accident, a workplace accident or some other such incident, your first thought is likely for the future. What does this severe injury mean for you moving forward?

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