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Disability and depression

Many people in West Virginia struggle with clinical depression. For some, the symptoms can be so severe that they interfere with a person's ability to work. Individuals who are unable to work due to their depression might choose to file for Social Security disability benefits.

The three factors for widow or widower Social Security claims

Your spouse’s passing is a stressful time. Finding yourself in a position to have to plan for you future can be a daunting task. You want to make sure your financial situation is solid, but it can be tough to know where to begin. Determining your Social Security income is usually a good place to start.

Housing crisis among disabled individuals

Many West Virginia residents apply for Social Security benefits when they find that they are no longer able to work due to a disability. Across the country, the rising costs of owning or renting a home are outpacing the government benefits received by disabled individuals.

Does your diabetes qualify you for disability benefits?

Diabetes is a disease that affects many West Virginia residents. How this type of disease will affect its victim differs on a case-by-case basis, and for some, it is possible to manage symptoms and live a relatively normal life. For some, however, this is not possible. You may find that your case of diabetes is severe enough to impact your ability to work.

Timelines vary for receiving Social Security Disability benefits

Disabilities can impose significant financial hardships on people in West Virginia. Although the process of applying for benefits and gaining approval takes time, the Social Security Administration does strive to make decisions in a timely manner.

Pain is a factor in Social Security determinations

Many individuals living in West Virginia live with pain. It can sometimes be managed effectively, but in other cases, pain can interfere with a person's ability to hold a job. If the pain persists, applying for Social Security Disability benefits may be a good idea.

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