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Blindness, visual impairment, and qualifying for SSD benefits

There is a wide array of medical conditions that can leave an individual facing physical, emotional and financial hardship. The harsh reality of having to deal with a challenging medical condition in a time of financial need can be stressful and overwhelming. Fortunately, those who need financial assistance may be able to get help through the Social Security disability system. These individuals need only prove that they meet the federal requirements to receive benefits.

SSI federal regulations for those who enter medical facilities

Floridians who are receiving Supplemental Security Income often have concerns as to the parameters of maintaining their disability benefits and what circumstances can affect their benefits. Some recipients might have to enter the hospital or a nursing home for a period and wonder whether or not this will cause them to lose their SSI benefits. The way that the Social Security Administration (SSA) deals with this is that if the person receiving the benefits needs to be put into a medical facility with Medicaid paying greater than half of what the care costs, the SSI benefit will be limited to $30 per month.

The work experience needed to qualify for SSD benefits

In order to obtain Social Security disability benefits, several federal requirements must be met. Perhaps most obviously, an individual must be able to prove that he or she suffers from a medical condition or injury that is severe enough to qualify as a disability. But there are other requirements that must be met before a claim can succeed.

SSD benefits and the PASS program, part II

Florida residents who would like to get back to work and end their reliance on Social Security disability benefits frequently will try to achieve self-support through the PASS program. Part I of this blog series explained the program, how it is used to allow claimants to continue receiving SSD benefits as they try to get into a position to stop their benefits, and presenting a plan to the Social Security Administration. Part II will explain the business plan itself, its evaluation, and what to do in the event of a denial or approval.

Don't let the SSD backlog be discouraging

As this blog has discussed in the past, Social Security disability can be a financial safeguard for those who are unable to work on account of their federally recognized disability. Though there are challenges to succeeding on a claim, such as proving that one's disability meets federal requirements, there is another obstacle that one usually must face first: the wait.

SSD benefits and the PASS program, part I

While Floridians who meet the requirements to receive Social Security disability might have an illness, condition or injury that renders them unable to work at all, some are only seeking the SSD benefits until they are able to get back into a better situation. For those who are trying to get back on their feet while not wanting to give up the benefits before they are certain they will no longer need them, there is PASS, otherwise known as the plan to achieve self-support.

Our firm fights for those disabled by injuries

A previous post on this blog discussed hearing loss and how it is handled when it comes to determining whether an individual suffers from a disability for Social Security purposes. Those facing a disability of any type, including hearing loss, have a lot to deal with, including, perhaps, the lost ability to perform tasks that they once loved and work to provide for their family. However, their disability should not reduce them to a life of poverty where they cannot put food on the table to acquire the medical care they need. This is where Social Security disability benefits can be beneficial.

Proper preparation for a Social Security disability hearing

Kissimmee residents who believe they meet the medical requirements to receive Social Security disability benefits might be surprised to know that even if the medical issues are such that they cannot work, there is still a chance they will be denied Social Security. A common reason for this is that they were not adequately prepared for their hearing. It is with that in mind that claimants need to know how to prepare for their hearing.

Hearing loss and Social Security disability

Injuries, illnesses, and mental conditions can vary widely in scope and severity. Some of these medical conditions are relatively common, while others may be rarer. Regardless, the Social Security Administration has worked diligently in an attempt to recognize medical issues that can leave an individual disabled and therefore unable to work and earn a living. Those who are able to show that they meet the federal requirements for disability under a listed condition can receive monthly payments to help them pay for medical care and living expenses.