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Preparing your application for disability benefits

If you are unable to work, you may have a rightful claim to disability benefits. However, the Social Security Administration holds a strict view of what kinds of medical conditions actually qualify as disabling. In addition to the qualification requirements, the process itself can be lengthy, complex and frustrating for applicants.

Are you quitting your job because of migraines?

You missed work again because you were fighting through the symptoms of another migraine. When you returned to work, your co-workers may have sympathized, complaining of their own headaches, or they may have dismissed your pain as another excuse for a day off work. However, spending a day at home in a dark, silent room is not your idea of a fun day off, and you know it is just a matter of time before the next migraine knocks you on your back again.

A dark cloud once again descends on coal miners

Coal miners here in West Virginia and surrounding states have always faced grave risks in their job. You and your employer probably take significant steps to prevent injuries due to events such as cave-ins and explosions. Modern technology and equipment may help make your job safer, but researchers recently discovered that an old danger has resurfaced that you probably didn't count on having to face.

Disability benefits and the medical issues that could qualify you

When you find yourself in a place where you cannot work and support yourself or your family due to a medical condition, it can compromise your financial well-being and stability. West Virginia individuals who are unable to work because of a medical condition, physical injury or mental disability could qualify for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration.

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.

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.

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