A diagnosis of cancer immediately changes the focus of your life and that of your family. As a Missouri resident, you may wonder if you can receive financial assistance through the Social Security Administration to help pay the bills if you can no longer work. The short answer to the question is maybe. Navigating the process required to apply is often complicated and time-consuming.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says many millions of workers nationwide, including in Missouri, deal with workplace environments with excessive noise exposure. Does this include you? If you are a carpenter, a plumber or one of many other occupations where hearing loss is common, you might be wise to take precautions.