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March 2014 Archives

Are disabled kids being treated unfairly in school discipline?

Children with disabilities can have a variety of different special needs. For one, they can have special care needs. Such care needs can be quite expensive, which can pose challenges for families, particularly those that don't have much in the way of income or assets. The Supplemental Security Income program is one program a low-income family with a disabled child may be able to turn to for help in meeting such costs.

Don't wait to apply for disability benefits

Because disabilities come in many forms and severities, each case impacts a person in a unique way. While one individual may be able to function normally and work a 40-hour week, others may struggle to even get through a few hours of work, even with accommodations. When a person is not able to work due to their disability, they may consider filing for Social Security disability benefits.

Ladder and scaffolding falls: Worker hurt in fall

A construction worker is nursing a broken ankle that will keep him off the job for some time following a serious fall in the late afternoon of Feb. 27. Construction workers here in New York understand the danger that ladder and scaffolding falls can pose to an individual's ability to perform his or her job effectively. Thankfully, workers' compensation will likely be provided to help get this individual through a difficult transition.

Stroke/heart attack risk may be raised by living near airports

Heart attacks and strokes are significant medical events and they can have major life-long consequences for their victims. Sometimes, medical conditions and problems resulting from such events and their causes make it hard or impossible for a person to be employed. Individuals who have suffered a heart attack or stroke and have become unable to work as a result should consider speaking to a disability attorney about whether they would be eligible for disability benefits, such as benefits from the Social Security Disability program.

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