Atlanta Social Security Disability Law Blog
In the legal system, the law applies equally to every Georgia resident. However, individuals are situated differently from one another, and this change in circumstances among different people can result in differing results from case to case.
This is often the case when it comes to SSDI benefits for illnesses. While the same federal regulations apply to everyone, different individuals have different circumstances, including different medical conditions and working environments. Accordingly, even though two people may have the same general condition, one might qualify for benefits, while the other does not, based on the differences in their circumstances.
There are few things more valuable to Georgia residents than their personal health. This is why a serious illness or injury can be so life-changing, because it can strike at the core of the person's everyday life.
For instance, a serious illness can prevent a person from earning a livelihood if they can no longer continue working at their job. While these illnesses or injuries may often be physical in form, there are also neurological and mental conditions that have the same impact and prevent the person from working.
One of the most devastating experiences for Georgia residents is the process of suffering a serious illness or injury. In addition to suffering through the pain that accompanies the illness or disability, individuals often must go through extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation or therapy.
On top of all of this, the person may no longer be able to keep working at their current job. This adds significant financial stress, as the person now must find a way to afford the increased medical and other expenses while losing the income they are accustomed to receiving.
Over the years, Georgia residents often settle into a certain day-to-day routine in their lives, from going through the morning commute to having a consistent schedule or environment at work. This daily routine can be completely upended if the person suffers a serious illness or injury that prevents them from carrying out regular daily activities.
Recently, this blog has discussed how changes in a person's life can impact their Social Security disability benefits. In fact, some changes must be reported to the Social Security Administration because they can impact SSD benefits.
As discussed last week in this blog, it is natural for Georgia residents to experience many changes in their lives over the years. While the amount of a person's Social Security disability benefits may change from year to year due to cost of living increases, there are other ways in which a person's SSDI benefits may be impacted by changes in their lives.
In fact, there are a number of things that individuals are required to report to the Social Security Administration when changes have occurred that may impact their benefits. While this includes things like name changes, changes in marital status or changes in a person's address, it goes far beyond this basic information to touch on other areas as well.
Georgia residents have experienced many changes in their lives over the years. From job changes, to changes to a person's family to other issues, there is virtually no area of person's life that does not change over time.
Often these changes impact a person's financial condition. For instance, a job loss that results when a person is no longer able to work because of a disability may drastically impact the person's ability to earn an income. Fortunately, there may be options available to help with these financial challenges, including Social Security Disability Insurance.
In just a few short weeks, Georgia residents and those around the country will honor our nation's heroes on Veterans Day. Of course, area veterans deserve honor and respect not just on Veterans Day but other times as well.
Veterans also deserve assistance when they need it, as is often the case after a veteran suffers war-related injuries or another kind of disability. These severe injuries can drastically impact someone's life, and leave the person unable to continue serving or earning an income.
When Georgia residents are in need of assistance, the sooner they can get help, the better. This is particularly true when individuals are facing serious financial challenges, as is often the case after a person suffers a serious injury that leaves them unable to continue earning an income.
Recently, this blog discussed the different kinds of assistance that may be available to those who have suffered veterans' injuries. In addition to disability benefits that may be available through the Department of Veterans Affairs, individuals may qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
As discussed last week in this blog, Georgia veterans often face an uphill battle to get the assistance they deserve, in spite of everything they have done to serve their country. Fortunately, there are programs available to help disabled veterans get the financial assistance they need.
Different kinds of benefits may be available to disabled veterans. Veterans may have certain benefits available through the Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition to VA benefits, there may be Social Security disability benefits available, as well as benefits available through the Supplemental Security Income program.
Georgia veterans sacrifice a great deal for their country. Despite all of these sacrifices, veterans can find themselves facing an uphill battle when they encounter the legal system.
For instance, one veteran is currently fighting to change state law relating to veterans' benefits. The veteran had initially lost his veterans' disability claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, but he was able to win the case after he filed an appeal.