SSD Benefits Critical to Living with Spinal Cord Injury
Posted on Jul 21, 2010
July 13, 2010 - According to the United Spinal Association there are over 11,000 new cases of spinal cord injury each year, roughly 1 every 41 minutes. Spinal cord injuries can cause a multitude of effects, such as discomfort, severe pain, mobility impairment, or even complete paralysis. Because the spinal cord controls so many vital parts of the body, even internal organs and body systems can suffer adverse effects from severe trauma.
Approximately 700,000 Americans suffer from disabilities caused by spinal cord injuries. Many of these Americans are unable to work due to their disabilities, and many require additional assistance with day-to-day tasks, medical treatments, and other forms of care.
The cost of specialized care and assistance for spinal cord injury victims can be expensive, especially when the injury prevents them from being gainfully employed. In disability cases where the client can no longer work, they are eligible to seek Social Security disability benefits.
The income gained from Social Security disability benefits can be a lifesaving check every month for those unable to pay for their medication or treatments otherwise. It also helps with living expenses such as rent, groceries, and transportation. Qualifying for Social Security disability benefits also guarantees automatic Medicare benefits to help with medical costs.
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury resulting in a spinal cord injury, you have the option to speak to a New York disability attorney to review your needs and eligibility for various programs.
Contacting a New York Disability Lawyer
If you have questions about Social Security disability benefit eligibility or applying with a spinal cord injury, order this free consumer's guide: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Social Security Disability Claim. Contact a Staten Island Social Security disability lawyer at the Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr. for help in building your disability claim - 718-701-2776.