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Managing stress before a disability hearing

If you are preparing for a Social Security Disability hearing, you may have a number of different questions, such as the likelihood that your application will be approved and how your life could be transformed by receiving the benefits that you need. Unfortunately, people can feel overwhelmed by negative emotions during this crucial time, such as high levels of anxiety due to a disability hearing. Worse, an unhealthy amount of stress can actually be counterproductive, which is particularly problematic for those who should be putting their best foot forward in court.

Qualifying for SSD benefits due to joint pain

A common question that we here at the David-Morris Law Firm field from clients in Hattiesburg is at what disabling must an injury be before they might qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The answer to that question depends on the type of injury you are dealing with. There are certain cases where the limitations imposed by an injury may be clear. Yet in those that are not, what standard must be met before you can qualify for benefit assistance?

SSD hearings and stress management

Social Security Disability hearings can be tough for many different reasons, whether someone is unable to secure a successful outcome or they face certain challenges related to attending a hearing due to their disability. However, these hearings can generate an incredible amount of stress, which can make things even tougher for someone who is struggling with a disability. For example, someone who is physically or mentally disabled may find that stress causes them to experience additional suffering, which highlights how crucial it is to prepare for and manage stress appropriately.

Qualifying for SSD due to loss of speech

You likely understand that in order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you have to suffer from some condition that prevents you from working in Hattiesburg. Most might assume such conditions to be those that keep you from standing, walking or sitting for an extended period of time. Yet what about sensory and communication disorders? One of the more common of these is the loss of speech. Many come to us here at the Davis-Morris Law Firm that their physical difficulties with speaking still will not qualify them for SSD benefits. A closer look at the Social Security Administration's own website contradicts that assumption. 

Appealing a denied disability claim

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be overwhelming, and some applicants may make certain mistakes during the application process which could have a negative impact on the outcome of the case. Even when an application is carefully prepared, someone who is eligible for these benefits may be turned down for various reasons. Moreover, it is important to remember that many people who apply for Social Security Disability are rejected. However, there may be options available to those who have been denied, and some are able to appeal the decision and gain access to the benefits they need.

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