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Wait times in Georgia for Social Security disability claims

In Georgia, and around the country, the increasing number of baby boomers has changed the social landscape. The changing demographics have also had many secondary consequences as the increased demand for services by baby boomers has put strains on those services.

One area in which this is particularly true is with Social Security disability benefits for injuries. Many Georgian baby boomers are aging and more likely to suffer injuries that impact their ability to work and earn an income. As a result, many baby boomers have filed claims for Social Security disability benefits as a result of injuries they have suffered.

Working with clients to build a case for disability benefits

While the holiday season can be an enjoyable time of year for Atlanta residents, it can also present financial challenges due to the increased expenses that inevitably arise. This is particularly true for those who have lost their jobs and are dealing with medical bills and other living expenses.

For many individuals, an essential part of meeting these financial challenges is relying on Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. As a result, it is vital that individuals who are entitled to benefits take the right steps to get their claims approved.

Can veterans receive Social Security disability benefits?

As discussed previously in this blog, Georgia veterans have a variety of benefits available at their disposal for which they may be eligible. However, it is important that veterans understand the differences between separate kinds of benefits and what Social Security disability benefits may mean for them.

First, it is important that veterans understand that they must fill out an application for Social Security benefits that is separate from the benefits that they may be eligible through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Social Security benefit claims are expedited for veterans, but they must still fill out the correct paperwork in order to apply.

Getting help to Georgia's veterans through various benefits

While another Veterans Day has come and gone, many Georgia residents remain mindful of those who serve. The sacrifices made by veterans are virtually unmatched by any other group in society, as veterans put their lives on the line to serve the country they love.

Among the veterans who have served with pride are countless women of all ages and ranks. As with their male counterparts, female veterans may be able to qualify for a variety of veterans benefits, including disability compensation, education and training benefits, home loans and other benefits.

The steps to determine if someone is disabled for benefits

Georgia residents know themselves better than anyone else. When a person is unable to work because of his or her health, for example, the person is typically the first to know. When the person's inability to work is the basis for a Social Security disability benefits application, however, the person must meet certain requirements to demonstrate the person is unable to work.

First, a person generally cannot be considered disabled if they are working and earning above a certain amount. For 2014, if the person earns more than $1,070 per month, it may bar the person from being considered disabled. Next, the person must show his or her disability interferes with basic work-related activities.

Putting your best foot forward in a Social Security benefit claim

No matter how hard Georgia residents try, it can be difficult to stay on top of one's finances. Just with the rising costs of basic living expenses alone, individuals may find it hard to pay all of their monthly bills on a fixed salary. Making matters worse, when a person's ability to earn income is affected by unforeseen circumstances, it can leave the person with few options for paying their monthly obligations.

Fortunately, individuals have the right to receive certain benefits under the Social Security program. For instance, if a person becomes unable to work because of an illness or disability, the person can receive Social Security benefits. What's more, these benefits may be received on top of other benefits, like those through ERISA or long-term disability insurance plans.

Finding the right kind of benefits for veterans

There are few individuals more respected by Fayetteville residents than veterans. These individuals have put their life on the line for the benefit of their fellow citizens, and many have paid a dear price by coming home with service-related injuries and wounds.

In spite of their service and their sacrifices, many veterans are still subject to high financial obligations, and in need of assistance to meet these obligations. These individuals may qualify for different types of veterans' benefits, which can help the person meet their financial obligations.

When applying for SSDI benefits, how can I prove I have a disability?

From a marketing professional who is diagnosed with breast cancer to a construction worker who suffers a traumatic brain injury after falling from scaffolding to an office worker who struggles with bipolar disorder, millions of U.S. workers struggle to deal with disabling conditions. In some cases; a physical injury, mental health condition or illness may severely hamper an individual physically and mentally and therefore inhibit one's ability to work.

What happens to these millions of men and women? Unable to work and earn an income, many have few to no options available. Thankfully, the Social Security Administration established a safety net program aimed to provide financial benefits for U.S. workers who, due to a disability, are not able to work and earn an income.

How is a migraine different from a normal headache?

Most Atlanta residents have likely experienced head pain that's commonly referred to as a headache. An individual may develop a headache if he or she is hungry, tired or after physical activity. For most people, however, headaches are fairly infrequent and go away after taking one dose of over-the-counter medication.

For individuals who suffer from much more severe and debilitating headaches known as migraines, a simple dose of Tylenol does little to quiet their aching and throbbing head pain. A migraine differs from a normal headache in the severity of pain, associated symptoms and, in many cases, frequency.

CDC estimates 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 29 million people in the U.S. are believed to have diabetes. Of those individuals in the U.S. suffering from diabetes, the CDC estimates that approximately 28 percent or roughly 8 million have not received a formal diagnosis and are therefore likely not taking appropriate measures to treat their serious medical condition.

Diabetes is categorized as a metabolic disease in which an individual has high blood glucose levels due to problems processing or producing insulin. There are two types of diabetes, Type I and Type 2. Approximately 90 percent of individuals who are living with diabetes have the Type 2 form of the disease.

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