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December 2016 Archives

Hematological conditions that qualify for Social Security

One of the most confusing aspects about Social Security disability is understanding which conditions will qualify. While the Rhode Island Department of Human Services Office has stated that the disability must be severe enough to last for at least 12 months, there are several conditions that people may not realize can count as a disability. One of those includes disorders affecting the body’s hematological functions.

The average cost of a traumatic brain injury

Significant head injuries claim many lives each year in Rhode Island and many other states. For those who survive, the consequences can be devastating physically, emotionally and financially. The Centers for Disease Control states that the number of Americans who live with the consequences and disabilities from a severe traumatic brain injury is around 5.3 million.

The dangers of distracted boat driving

While motorists are constantly warned against the dangers of distracted driving, it turns out that boaters in Rhode Island are also in need of a reminder. According to the 2015 statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard, operator inattention was the number one reason for boating accidents. Distracted boat drivers were the cause of over 500 incidents in 2015 alone, making it an important topic for discussion.

Different types of financial benefits

When someone is in need of financial assistance from the government, it can be confusing to understand which type of help should be sought. In Rhode Island, two commonly confused programs include the Supplemental Security Income program and the Social Security Disability Insurance Program. While the names of these two types are similar, the requirements and benefits are very different.

Every hour counts for drowsy drivers

More Americans are losing sleep. We miss sleep over our kids, work, and for that extra dollar. People are pushing through their day with less hours of sleep and it can lead to some dangerous repercussions. It has recently been found that every hour of sleep counts when you get behind the wheel.

Traumatic brain injury can have long term effects

For victims of traumatic brain injury in Rhode Island, there is often concern regarding long term effects. While some are able to make a full recovery from their injuries, others face a variety of significant complications, which can include both physical and psychological impairments. In some instances, these consequences can be devastating, especially when they have an impact on cognitive or emotional faculties.

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