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Managing your Social Security disability benefits

Over the past few years, people in Michigan have been concerned about the state of Social Security funding. Report after report has warned that the fund is running short, including reports from the Social Security Administration itself. In June of 2018, CNBC finally reported some good news when it shared that the number of people applying for disability had declined sharply.

Heart conditions and social security disability

The heart is the engine that drives the body and when this organ fails, death is most often the result. Even so, not all heart conditions may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits in Michigan. In fact, even a heart attack is not enough on its own to qualify. Social Security Disability serves workers who may not be able to return to work in the next 12 months, but many people who suffer from a heart attack are back behind the desk in a few weeks to a few months.

How can I cope with depression?

Along with the many physical effects of disability, many people also experience an emotional impact. Depression is quite common after a disability occurs, as many people have a hard time adjusting to their new reality. Getting assistance with these issues is crucial to living a full and happy life, according to Very Well Health. The following can help you identify depression issues and take the proper steps to get treatment. 

A car accident could result in workers’ compensation

Workers’ compensation in Michigan is usually related to workplace accidents on the job. In fact, Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory affairs made no mention of workers’ compensation related to car accidents at the time of writing this article. All references regarded standard injuries on the job.

Number of truck accidents continues to rise

When a motor vehicle accident involves a large commercial truck or semitrailer, it often results in significant damage. Truck accidents are more likely to result in injuries as well, due to the size and weight of these types of vehicles. Unfortunately, the number of this type of accident is on the rise across the country.

How likely are amputations as a result of workplace accidents?

People in Michigan who work in dangerous fields may often worry about losing a limb. This fear may be common in factories, on construction sites and while felling trees. This is due in part to the use of machines with sharp blades that may cut through flesh and bone in these industries.

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