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Disability benefits may be available for victims of brain trauma

In recent years, research has been performed on the brains of deceased individuals who played football in the National Football League and at other competitive levels. Though many Oklahoma residents enjoy football as spectators, the players who fight on the gridiron can suffer significant trauma to their brains from the repetitive hits that their sport forces them to endure. Some of the players' brains that were studied showed signs of degeneration and impairments that could have affected the players' moods and overall health.

Physical impairments for SSDI benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, is a federal benefit available to individuals who are disabled and have contributed to the program through their Social Security taxes from employment. The program pays benefits to people who are disabled and cannot work for at least 12 months or more.

Common myths about SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, is misunderstood by many. This federal benefits program provides disabled people who qualify with payment checks due to the fact that they can no longer work to earn a living. However, there are many myths surrounding SSDI, and it is important to understand if the information you have is correct or just a myth.

Understanding Social Security's Ticket to Work program

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is an important government benefit that many Americans rely on when they lose their ability to work due to crippling and life-altering disabilities. Oklahoma residents who receive SSDI understand its critical role in the lives of men and women who cannot get out and make enough money on which to survive. A person can receive SSDI for their entire life if they qualify, though some individuals look for ways to regain some of their autonomy and find placements in the work force.

An amputation may qualify a person for disability benefits

A serious trauma can inflict significant and sometimes lifelong consequences on the health and well-being of an individual. For some who suffer injuries, there are no available medical treatments that will allow them to save their limbs and appendages. Nearly two million Americans live with amputations, and many of those individuals live right here in Oklahoma.

What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?

Understanding all of the acronyms that attach to different government programs can be confusing for individuals who just need help getting by. Particularly with regard to disability programs offered by the Social Security Administration, knowing what an Oklahoma resident may qualify for can be a tough matter to assess. This post will discuss a few of the differences that exist between Social Security's disability benefits program and supplemental income program.

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