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Social Security Disability and You

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There are two types of disability available through the Social Security Administration,  The first is Social Security Disability.  The second is Supplemental Security Income. To be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) payments, you must be disabled and meet certain work requirements (meaning that you must have a certain number of work credits from previous employment). To be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, you must be disabled and meet certain income requirements (you must have a limited income and limited resources available).  You do not have to meet the prior work requirements for SSI.  Children with a disability are also...

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Injury under the MS. Workers’ Comp Act?

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What exactly is an injury under the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act? § 71-3-3. Definitions (b) "Injury" means accidental injury or accidental death arising out of and in the course of employment without regard to fault which results from an untoward event or events, if contributed to or aggravated or accelerated by the employment in a significant manner. Untoward event includes events causing unexpected results. An untoward event or events shall not be presumed to have arisen out of and in the course of employment, except in the case of an employee found dead in the course of employment. This definition includes injuries...

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The Purpose Of The Mississippi Workers Compensation Act

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What is the Purpose of the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act? The first section of the law says this: § 71-3-1. Citation; purpose; construction (1) This chapter shall be known and cited as "Workers' Compensation Law," and shall be administered by the Workers' Compensation Commission, hereinafter referred to as the "commission," cooperating with other state and federal authorities for the prevention of injuries and occupational diseases to workers and, in event of injury or occupational disease, their rehabilitation or restoration to health and vocational opportunity; and this chapter shall be fairly and impartially construed and applied according to the law and the evidence...

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