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Georgia residents suffering from a disability or medical condition that prevents them from working may feel overwhelmed by their financial obligations. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration approves Social Security disability benefits for thousands of people each year. If you qualify, these benefits will be a source of income for you and your family.

What should you know about SSD benefits and Ticket to Work?

There is often a perception that Georgia residents who are seeking or receiving Social Security Disability benefits are completely unable to work. While an inability to work is often a factor in receiving SSD benefits, it is not a requirement. People who believe they can work should understand how the Ticket to Work program can benefit them in this endeavor.

Blind Georgia residents may qualify for SSD benefits

Georgia residents who are legally blind or have vision problems may qualify for Social Security disability benefits under certain rules set forth by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA will likely classify you as blind if you meet one of two conditions. The first is that your vision in your better eye cannot be fixed to be better than 20/200. The second is that the visual field in your better eye is 20 degrees or less and has been or is expected to stay in that range for a minimum of 12 months.

Veterans seeking SSD benefits need legal help

There are many veterans who live in Georgia. Those who served their country and suffered injuries of any kind - mentally and physically - while they were in combat often have trouble adapting to the civilian life and getting beyond their injuries and conditions sufficiently to hold a regular job. With the number of veterans who are experiencing a multitude of problems that escalate to the point where they are homeless and in need of treatment they are not getting, it is imperative to understand how to get Social Security disability benefits based on their status as a disabled veteran. Since it can be confusing and complicated to get SSD benefits in any case, having legal help can make the difference.

Why do claims for SSD benefits get denied?

We often hear that Social Security disability claims get denied on a fairly regular basis. In fact, statistics show that initial claims are denied a majority of the time. The reasons for these denials vary, but many claim denials could have been prevented if the applicant had taken certain steps.

Can I get disability benefits for epileptic seizures?

Neurological conditions can be difficult to deal with and Georgia residents who are suffering from them will find that it impacts their ability to work. When there are seizures due to epilepsy, the severity can be so significant that they need Social Security disability benefits. Understanding epilepsy, how it is evaluated and when disability benefits will be approved is important before applying. A law firm that helps people with their disability claims should be called for guidance before moving forward with a claim.

Cancer patients can qualify for Social Security disability

Millions of people in the United States are currently fighting a battle against cancer. Cancer takes a toll on people both physically and emotionally, and it can also impact their finances if they are unable to work.

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