It may be comforting for those in Florida who are diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition to know that they may be eligible Social Security disability benefits. These monthly payments can provide the additional financial support necessary for their families to make ends meet.
However, one man with degenerative nerve disorder has been fighting to get SSD benefits only to be denied because he cannot go through the required medical test. In 1999, the man suffered a brain aneurysm and a metal clip was placed in his brain during his treatment. This is why he cannot safely undergo an MRI to provide the sure-fire diagnosis demanded by Social Security Administration officials to receive benefits for his current condition.
This is a very difficult predicament for this man and his family. The man's condition prevents him from working, even though he strongly desires to do so. His wife is doing her best to help make ends meet and to help support their four children by working a full-time job, but they are in need of additional funds.
Reacting to the family's situation, the local community decided to take matters into their own hands by hosting a fundraiser to provide the assistance the family needs to pay for medical expenses and monthly bills. Before his physical condition deteriorated, the man was known to be someone that would offer a helping hand whenever he could.
This case demonstrates some of the difficulties SSD applicants may experience as they attempt to submit paperwork for benefits. Unfortunately, the process can be lengthy and involves a very specific set of requirements to be considered for disability benefits. Knowing the challenges that can accompany the process, it may be beneficial to seek advice and assistance from a professional who is familiar with the application process. Trustworthy guidance can streamline the process, so families can make the best of their situation and focus on getting their loved one the care they need.
Source: The Leominster Champion, "Helping a friend and family in need," Danielle Ray, June 15, 2012