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Brain injuries can affect ability to find employment

Those working in an office understand the importance of communicating with others-not only does it conversing with one's coworkers make for a more tolerable workspace but it is also essential to get the job done. Additionally, concentration and the ability to recall pertinent information in a timely manner are essential qualities to remain gainfully employed and many people do not realize how important they are. But those who are unable to demonstrate these abilities know just how much they are lacking.

A traumatic brain injury, either caused by a work-related injury or a car accident, affects a person's ability to function normally and work in a number of ways. Not only does it have the potential to affect someone's communication skills, concentration ability, ability to grasp, lift or carry items, it also can cause seizures, strokes and other neurological problems. All of these can severely limit a person's ability to find and hold down gainful employment.

Those who suffer from a traumatic brain injury that leaves them unable to hold a job and with little prospects of improving may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. In order to demonstrate one's medical eligibility, one must ensure their medical records are complete and accurate. This could include notes and statements from medical professionals who have treated the person, reports of imaging studies, summaries from hospital stays and proof of physical therapy, if any. It might also be beneficial to show what work one used to do previously, so the Social Security Administration can figure out if its possible to return to that line of work or if there is a possibility to switch to some other type of work.

When applying for SSD benefits, one must keep in mind that the SSA is not looking only for a qualifying disability but also for the limitations it places in one's life. A successful application should be able to demonstrate both of these aspects.

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