During the economic crisis of the late 2000s, the federal government began extending unemployment benefits to last for up to 99 weeks -- nearly two full years. This extension of federal unemployment benefits provided a life preserver to many families who were facing foreclosure, eviction, or the repossession of a vehicle due to job loss. However, these benefits began to phase out as the economy improved, and today's unemployed individuals will generally find themselves receiving compensation for a much briefer period of time.
Are you an adult who was born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) and can no longer work? If so, you might qualify for social security disability.
Who Are Adults with Congenital Heart Defects?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are more adults than ever currently living with heart defects with which they were born. Most of this is due to the advances in care and treatment of these congenital defects.
An application for Social Security disability can take several months or longer to be reviewed and approved or denied. During that time, you could be without income while the Social Security Administration (SSA) is making a decision on your case. There are some ways that you can possibly speed up the processing of your application though.
The SSA has a special program that allows people with terminal illness to undergo an expedited approval process.
If you ride a motorcycle, then you likely know how important it is to wear a helmet. Wearing a helmet can greatly reduce the chances of a serious injury or even death in the event of an accident. Your helmet can also impact your ability to seek compensation for any injuries suffered in an accident. If you're in an accident caused by someone else's negligence or recklessness, you may be able to file a suit.
If you're like most people who want to live in a condominium, you made your choice because of the conveniences and amenities that come along with such a living arrangement. Since there are so many on-site amenities and maintenance is taken care of by the Home Owners Association (HOA), condo living is almost worry free. However, there are certain legal issues that can arise when you purchase a condo that you wouldn't have to consider if you purchased a house.