Back in January, our blog discussed how the Social Security Administration has created the Compassionate Allowances initiative in recognition of the fact that some applicants for disability benefits are suffering from conditions that are so grave that they will very clearly have no problem satisfying the agency's criteria for assistance.
In a series of ongoing posts, we've been discussing how those who've suffered some type of life-altering injury or been diagnosed with a serious illness that has left them unable to work understandably become anxious about their ability to make ends meet going forward.
In a post last week, our blog began discussing how applicants are sometimes surprised to learn that the process of receiving benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance program can take months or even years, and how this reality can be beyond frustrating for financially distressed individuals suffering from medical conditions that are at best completely debilitating.
As we've previously discussed on our blog, the Social Security Disability Insurance program is designed to provide much-needed financial assistance to those individuals with qualifying work histories who meet the Social Security Administration's rather exacting definition of total disability.
No one in Knoxville likes to get injured or sick. It is not a fun experience and often times it prohibits one from doing the things they are used to doing for at least a period of time. However, sometimes injuries and illnesses can be chronic or cause permanent damage. If that is the case, then the person may never be able to do some things ever again. This includes working, which can be very detrimental for both the person and their family.
In a previous post, we started discussing how even though it can understandably prove to be very distressing from a financial perspective to be diagnosed with a serious illness or life-changing injury, those in this situation can derive some comfort from the knowledge that they may be eligible for benefits via the Social Security Administration's disability insurance program.
Thanks to the efforts of the medical community, the government, advocacy groups and even the corporate sector, more people than ever are now cognizant of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Indeed, more people are now ceasing their use of cigarettes and other products detrimental to their health, exercising on a more regular basis, and watching what they eat and drink.