Raising a child with disabilities can be very expensive for parents, who must worry about medical bills as well as lost wages if they stay home to care for the child. Social Security disability benefits are available to children with disabilities and an experienced disability lawyer can help you and your family understand your options.
Perhaps employment (or lack of employment) should not affect how we see ourselves. Nevertheless, it often does. We all want to have something to contribute to society. We want to feel that we are helping to support our families. As much as possible, we also want to be self-reliant and able to provide for our own financial needs.
If you have watched a loved one's mind slip away because of the ravaging effects of Alzheimer's disease, then you, like most Americans, are hoping that a cure will come soon so that others do not have to go through the same painful experience in the future. But as hard as researchers are currently working on a cure, treatments are still most patients' best option. These treatments cost money though. And according to the Alzheimer's Association, it's a pretty large bill for the United States.
If you have a debilitating illness or condition that prevents you from doing everyday tasks like going to work, then you may be entitled to benefits from the Social Security Administration. But as frequent readers of our blog know, sometimes getting access to these benefits can be tricky because of the complexity of the application process.