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What is the best way to apply for SSD benefits?

Most people probably don't think twice about their ability to get up and go to work every day. However, when that ability is taken away by a disability that is caused by a mental or physical health condition, it can be scary. Fortunately, many people who face this type of uncertain situation may be able to apply to receive Social Security Disability benefits.

When liver disease becomes a disability

Millions of Americans -- including people right here in Charlotte -- suffer from serious diseases, the most common of which is probably heart disease. But there are many other types of diseases that can be quite debilitating, leaving a person unable to work, and possibly disabled. Liver disease is one such illness.

Social Security Administration website provides options

Not all applications for federal benefits are approved. In fact, our readers who are familiar with previous posts here probably know that the majority of applications for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income are initially rejected. The application process can be complicated, with many applicants needing to proceed through the appeals process that is in place when an application is rejected. That's why it is nice when the Social Security Administration actually makes things easier for those who do receive SSI benefits, as well as those who are in the middle of the application or appeals process.

Getting the right information about SSI benefits

By most indicators, the national economy is headed in a positive direction. Unfortunately, there are many people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia who won't be along for the ride. For these individuals, a disability might prevent them from entering the workforce. Instead, they are struggling to make ends meet and are wondering if there are any options for help.

What is schizophrenia?

In recent years, the American public has become increasingly aware of just how prevalent and serious mental health conditions are in this country. Millions of Americans suffer from such mental disorders as bipolar disorder, anxiety attacks and depression. Many people who live with these conditions are able to treat the issues through medication and therapy. However, some mental conditions are so serious that the individuals who are suffering with them are unable to go about their day-to-day life, and many are unable to work as a result. Schizophrenia is one of the most serious of mental illnesses.

Is this the SSA's final answer? Maybe not

When you become unable to work through some injury or illness, you may turn to the Social Security Administration for help. You may hesitate to file for benefits because you hear from others that the SSA denies most claims. That may be true, but that does not mean that you shouldn't try or that you received the SSA's final answer.

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