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The importance of the Social Security Disability appeals

It can be discouraging when a claim for Social Security Disability is denied. It is important for a disabled individual who has been turned down for SSD benefits to understand that most applications are initially denied and that an initial denial is not a final answer concerning benefits. Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits are a lifeline for many disabled individuals and their families, which is why it is important be prepared to utilize the resources available through the SSD appeals process.

Can Atlanta residents receive SSD benefits for brain injuries?

When Atlanta residents have suffered a brain injury and have experienced possibly permanent disability as a result, they may wonder what help is available for the overwhelming physical, financial and emotional costs commonly associated with a traumatic brain injury. There are a variety of different resources available, including potential Social Security Disability benefits or other benefits offered through Social Security, depending on what you may qualify for.

What is the difference between SSI and SSD? - Part II

A previous post recently discussed the differences between Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability insurance. It may be useful to further explore the differences between these two programs. The benefits provided by SSI may not be familiar to everyone, but can be important to disabled individuals who do not meet the work history requirement to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but can meet the economic requirements to qualify for SSI benefits.

What is the difference between SSI and SSD?

Both Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disabilitybenefits provide assistance to disabled individuals who meet the federal definition of "disability."However, our readers may wonder what the differences between SSI and SSD are. There are similarities and differences between the two programs, and determining what benefits you may qualify for can depend on an understanding of the similarities and differences. It is generally important for disabled individuals to be able to obtain the benefits they badly need, so it is worth understanding the similarities and differences and how you may qualify for benefits.

Car crashes on the job: What you need to know as an EMT

Every year, emergency medical technicians are injured or killed in car accidents while responding to emergencies. Between bad road conditions, drivers who aren't paying attention and the inherent dangers of driving through an intersection on your way to answer a call, every time you climb into an ambulance, you are putting yourself in danger to save other people's lives.

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