Even though we have forged into the 21st century, there are still many things that are misunderstood about frequently diagnosed medical conditions. At the same time, a lack of reliable information has allowed society to develop significant misconceptions of what exactly certain conditions are like. This is especially true for those dealing with mental illness. In the worst cases, those dealing with mental illness are essentially prevented from functioning regularly on a day-to-day basis, which puts them in a situation to consider filing for Social Security Disability benefits. Yet there are people living with mental illness that can perform well in work and social settings most of time.
Medical researchers are doing their best to understand the intricacies of autism, a frequently misunderstood developmental disorder. While there certainly have been advances in the ways to educate and care for children with autism, Florida families usually make sacrifices in order to provide for those with autism. Oftentimes, parents will forego employment opportunities in order to provide necessary care, which can affect the welfare of the entire family. Knowing the challenges that these families go through, they may be entitled to receive a Social Security Disability benefit.
As many veterans return to Florida and their families, they often experience hardship adjusting to their lives back home. This is especially true if they were injured or impaired during the course of their service overseas. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated their guidelines for including veterans in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Highlighting the complications associated with combat-related mental conditions may also help veterans obtain the Social Security Disability benefits they may need.
As many as 200 million people worldwide are living with intellectual disabilities. This segment of the population has often had trouble gaining the acceptance and respect of society as a whole. Though intellectual disabilities may not prevent people from exercising talents, these types of disabilities can affect a person's ability to earn a livable income. As such, those in Florida living with intellectual disabilities may be entitled to Social Security Disability payments.