Those in Cincinnati, Ohio, who have any experience with the Social Security Disability program probably know that many people who apply are denied social security at the outset and will have to appeal the Social Security Administration's decision to an administrative law judge.
Many people in the Cincinnati rely on their jobs to provide for their daily needs. As such, it is hard, and frightening, to conceive of a situation in which a person is not able to work because of a significant injury or another disabling condition.
Ohio workers do not go to work expecting to sustain workplace injuries. Unfortunately, workplace accidents do take place and workers get injured, for which they receive medical treatment. Sometimes however, the medicine prescribed to injured workers can cause more problems instead of recovery. According to one study that looked at workers' compensation claims in 25 states, of the 337,000 claims considered, between 55 and 85 percent of workers who missed seven days or more of work were given at least one opioid injection. And this has brought forth a new problem among workers-opioid addiction.
Social Security Disability benefits are awarded by the Social Security Administration based on the type of the disabling condition the claimant has. When someone has a medically determinable physical or mental impairment that prevents them from engaging in any substantial gainful activity and the impairment is expected to last for or has lasted for more than 12 months or can result in death. Basically, this means the person is unable to gain substantial employment.