There are certain things in life that Charlotte residents can prepare for. Retirement, expanding their families and even changing jobs are events that some people may be able to see in the future and can make plans to achieve. Other events, unfortunately, are emergencies or are unexpected and cannot be foreseen by those who are affected by them.
Getting Social Security Disability benefits is not an easy task. When a North Carolina resident chooses to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income they must submit to serious assessments of their financial and physical or mental health. There are multiple requirements that they must meet in order to be granted benefits, and one of those requirements is having their disabling condition recognized by the Social Security Administration.
Securing disability benefits from the Social Security Administration can be a difficult process. As our readers know from previous posts here, the process begins when a person files an application for benefits and submits evidence of their disability condition or illness. That information is reviewed and, based upon what is determined, the individual may or may not be approved for disability benefits support.
What a person chooses to share on social media is personal, but it may quickly become public if they do not use specific sharing protocols to limit who may view their information. For example, a stranger could find out a lot about a North Carolina resident just by scrolling through their pictures and shares on Facebook if that person maintained a public profile. For recipients of disability benefits, the government may soon be watching social media, too, as they search for cases of benefits fraud.
Previous posts here have provided our readers with information about applying for disability benefits, ensuring that those benefits continue and taking action if benefits are stopped. One topic that can relate to all of these categories of interest is the capacity of a disabled person to perform some form of work. Those who can engage in "substantial gainful activity" may not qualify for disability benefits, but those who can do limited work or who may go back to work while receiving benefits may be subject to different rules.
According to the definition of disability provided by the Social Security Administration, a person may be deemed disabled and therefore potentially eligible for disability benefits if they are unable to do "substantial gainful activity" because of a physical or mental impairment that will end in their death or will last for at least a year. There are many confusing terms in this definition that may cause North Carolina residents to pause and evaluate if they meet the Social Security Administration's definition. It is important to understand what "substantial gainful activity" means.
When a person applies for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration, they must follow the procedural steps that this governmental entity has put into place to allow for the fair and impartial review of applications that arrive each and every day. While the procedures it has established helps the Social Security Administration maintain an orderly manner of functioning, the process can be cumbersome and slow for men and women who are in need of support. In fact, in North Carolina and throughout the United States, individuals seeking disability benefits are dying before their appealed cases are reviewed, according to reports.
At our law firm, we are dedicated to supporting the legal needs of North Carolina residents who are unable to work because of disabling medical conditions. Disabilities can be long-term conditions that individuals have had to live with from the beginnings of their lives, and they can result from sudden illnesses and injuries that take people by surprise. In whatever manner a person's disability developed, at our law firm we work to help them understand if and how their condition may allow them to seek benefits from the Social Security Administration.
Illnesses and injuries can be disabling and individuals who are unable to support themselves because of their disabilities may qualify for benefits from the Social Security Administration. This North Carolina disability benefits blog is dedicated to educating its readers about the disabilities, rules and processes that are relevant to disability benefit applications. This post will address the important topic of how disability benefits are managed when a recipient is unable to take care of their own finances.
Reaching the point in one's life where it is no longer possible to work due to a disability can be a difficult and frustrating event. However, more than the personal defeat that a North Carolina resident may feel about being unable to do a job, the stress of being unable to provide for one's self and loved ones may cause a person to experience concern and fear over their financial future. Prior to filing for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration there are some organizational steps that individuals can take to support their applications for help.