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When I started getting into trouble I became pretty acclimated to legal procedures. Calling my attorney and working out bail was just another way to spend a Saturday night. Unfortunately, the stiffer the charges, the more difficult it was to talk my way out of a bad situation. After so many charges, I found myself slapped with a long jail sentence, and I realized that I wanted to turn things around. Fortunately, my lawyer was able to walk me through yet another process, so that I could make the right changes. My blog discusses how to emotionally cope with legal issues so that you can start living a good life.



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3 Things You Should Know Before Applying For Disability Benefits

by Lillian Wheeler

There are many people who experience some sort of accident, or tragedy so that they are no longer able to work anymore. In this case, they might need disability benefits. These are benefits from the government that are given to people who are considered disabled and unable to work. Although many people receive these benefits, there are strict rules that must be adhered to in order to receive the benefits. Here are some things you need to know about receiving these benefits.

1. You Must Have A Long Term Disability

One of the criteria that you have to meet to get benefits is be disabled long term. If you had an accident that left you with a broken leg and you have to take a couple months off of work to recover, you probably wouldn't get disability. This is because the amount of time that you would be out of the workforce is not long enough, and you are expected to plan ahead for these sorts of events and care for yourself. Disability is for people who could not predict being out of the workforce for a long period of time, and who could not financially make it work without assistance.

2. If You Are Disabled Because Of An Addiction, or Something You Could Control, You May Not Qualify

Another problem that you might encounter is if your addiction caused the disability. If you have been given specific instructions from a medical doctor that you needed to quit doing certain things to prevent major health problems and you ignore that advice, then you might not be eligible. For instance, if you smoke and because of the smoking you are in organ failure, then you wouldn't get disability. The disability needs to be caused from things beyond your control.

3. You May Be Denied If You Can Still Work

If you still can work at a job of some sort, even if it isn't your job of choice, then you may not receive benefits. For example, if you worked a physical labor job, such as working in a warehouse, but injured your back to the point that you can no longer lift heavy things, you may be asked to get an office job or a job that you can complete before receiving benefits. Disability is generally for people who because of their injury cannot work in any field, or are extremely underpaid because of their disability.

By understanding these things you can plan ahead for disability. For more information, contact a lawyer such as Timothy  W Hudson Attorney.