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April 2018 Archives

Your diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and disability benefits

North Carolina readers are aware of their right to certain types of financial support in the event that a medical condition takes their ability to work. Individuals who can no longer work due to a disabling medical condition could have a rightful claim to either Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance.

Periodic reviews may bring disability benefits to their end

Individuals who have looked into applying for Social Security Disability benefits may believe that once they are approved for benefits that those benefits will not be terminated. While this is sometimes true, in other situations recipients of disability benefits may have their benefits stopped if the Social Security Administration finds that they are no longer disabled. There is a review process for disabilities that North Carolina residents can expect to face if they are approved to receive disability benefits.

How is blindness defined by the Social Security Administration?

Many North Carolina residents wear glasses or contact lenses to improve the quality of their eye sight. It is possible for people with significant near or far-sightedness to improve their vision to the point that they are able to engage in the careers and activities of their choosing. However, not all individuals with vision problems are able to find this level relief through corrective measures.

Mental illness can significantly impact the ability to work

Mental illnesses and psychiatric conditions are often misunderstood because they do not always manifest with physical symptoms. While it is easy for a Charlotte resident to demonstrate their disability if it involves a visible part of their body, it is impossible to tell by looking at someone if they suffer from stress, anxiety, depression or one of the many other mental illnesses that Americans are treated for each year.

What if my claim was denied after a reconsideration hearing?

Not long ago this Charlotte-based Social Security disability benefits law blog offered its readers a post on the reconsideration hearing process for disability benefits applicants. An applicant's claim may be given a reconsideration hearing if it is initially denied. A process is in place to make sure that the claim receives a new review in the reconsideration hearing and in some cases an applicant may receive a positive outcome at the conclusion of the process.

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