We often discuss on this blog how obtaining Social Security Disability benefits is rarely easy, even for people who need it most. This week, a heartbreaking story about a man who has been dealt an unfair hand in life only makes that point more clear.
Raising children is difficult, and it's expensive. But caring for a child with special needs can be even more emotionally and financially draining. Oftentimes, the special care required for children with disabilities can leave families scraping to get by each month.
This is a question that is frequently-asked to Social Security disability lawyers in Michigan and elsewhere. The answer depends on several factors, including:
Though some resources claim that the economy, including the U.S. job market, has improved, it is still a stressful task to try to find a job. Considering that a job is not only a way to earn money but also a sense of self or pride, the inability to find employment can be truly disheartening.
People with disabilities face no shortage of challenges in their lives.
Children with disabilities face a hard road ahead. To be sure, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) helps many of these children and their families make ends meet. Life would be much more difficult for them without SSI.
Service animals are crucial aids for many disabled people. Dogs, in particular, are well known for their ability to assist people with disabilities in accomplishing daily tasks. In Southeast Michigan and across the nation, many disabled people rely on them regularly.