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Social security disability benefits helping the sick

Illness often strikes us when we least expect it. In many circumstances the illness can be cured with a few days of rest and relaxation. In some circumstances, however, an illness can completely change our lives. It can cause mental, emotional and physical pain to an individual.

Often when a person suffers from a serious illness or impairment, he or she requires a significant amount of medical treatment and care. Before too long, the bills pile up and an ill individual may find himself or herself in debt, struggling to make payments for the care he or she is receiving. These debts can become particularly troublesome for those suffering from long-term illnesses. Under certain circumstances, though, these individuals may be eligible for help through Social Security disability benefits.

Social Security Disability benefits can be provided to those who over the age of 18 and qualify. In order to qualify, the individual must have a certain type of illness or disorder that is covered under the law. These disorders include problems with the cardiovascular system, digestive system, endocrine disorders, skin disorders and many more. Each category of disorders contains certain restrictions and guidelines.

Determining if an individual qualifies for social security disability benefits can be a difficult and complex process. The procedure involved in applying for these benefits can also be hard to navigate. Individuals in need of benefits who unsure if they qualify, or those confused about the process of applying for benefits, should discuss their situation with an experienced Detroit legal professional who can help explain their legal options.

Source: Social Security Administration, "Disability Evaluation Under Social Security," accessed on Nov. 10, 2014

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