When you are injured in an accident that is going to take time to recover from, there are lots of areas in your life that could be affected by the injury itself and the time it will take you to heal. At your home in Mississippi, you may need to modify aspects to make daily tasks easier. At work, you may need to request that modifications be made to your job responsibilities so you can safely and comfortably complete them. In some cases, your injury may require you to stop working altogether for a temporary period of time.
Your awareness of the different resources you have to provide financial support while you are unable to work can help you to acquire adequate assistance during a difficult time. One option you could have is to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Filing an application for SSD will require that you provide details about your work history, your injury and how the outcome of your injury has ultimately affected your ability to perform your job at all.
According to the Social Security Administration, the application will ask you questions about your qualifications and the type of work you had previously performed. It will ask about the skills that you have and how those skills have been impacted by your injury. There will be individual pages where you can provide details about each of the jobs you have held in the past. Providing in-depth information about your condition and its negative effects are critical to proving your need for assistance.
The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.