Sometimes knowing the basics of Social Security disability benefits can make petitioning for such benefits a bit easier. Because of this, we find it helpful to answer some basic questions about the definition of disability, why it is important to apply for disability benefits, and what the average award is.
Having an initial petition for Social Security disability benefits denied is certainly not the end of the road. For one, it is unfortunately common for disability petitions to be denied at first glance. The Social Security Administration denies a majority of such petitions each year. Nevertheless, federal law allows for a number of opportunities for claimants to have their benefits petitions reviewed. This post will highlight the levels of appeals petitioners can take advantage of.
People who have experienced a major, traumatic event are likely to suffer post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Those dealing with PTSD can possibly suffer depression, withdraw from friends and loved ones and are more susceptible to other neurological issues. They may have difficulty sleeping, they may have emotional issues and may not know why. Moreover, their emotional issues may prevent them from obtaining or keeping gainful employment.
Disney quietly has been under fire for its new policy at its theme parks for how it accommodates children with disabilities at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Under its previous policy, parents with disabled children could skip ahead in lines at attractions. However, in a broad change to its policy last fall, line skipping was significantly curtailed. Instead, disabled children could obtain a card that would allow them to return at a later time so that they would not have to wait in such long lines. According to Disney officials, the change was prompted by “widespread” abuse of the previous policy.