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West Virginia Social Security Offices Are Still Processing Applications

Social Security field offices in West Virginia, as well as in many other parts of the country, are now closed. Closing the offices does not mean that people can no longer complete an application for benefits. 

Limits on assets always a concern with SSI-related benefits

For West Virginia residents who are disabled and have limited resources and income, Supplemental Security Income can be an integral part of making ends meet. Given the relatively small amounts that people can earn and have as resources when they are getting SSI-related benefits, the limits can be a concern. Understanding the current limits is key when applying for SSI.

Applying for benefits because of back issues

West Virginia residents with back or spine problems that make it impossible to work may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Ideally, applicants will be able to provide 12 months of medical records detailing the extent of their health problems. Those who don't have recent medical records will likely be asked to submit to a consultative evaluation (CE). The CE is designed to give an examiner an idea of the applicant's current medical status rather than diagnose a health condition.

Proving your disability can be a long journey

When you are unable to work because of a medical problem, it can take a serious toll on you and every member of your family. Securing financial help through a Social Security Disability claim is important, but deciding to move forward with this process is only the first of many steps you will have to take. In order to get benefits from the Social Security Administration, you will have to provide extensive proof of your disability.

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