When your disability interferes with your ability to work, the Social Security Administration (SSA) understands that it doesn’t just affect your income, it affects your entire family’s income. Many people rely on your earnings to survive, and it’s stressful enough worrying about your medical condition, let alone wondering how you’re going to support a family. Fortunately, … [Read more...] about Which Family Members Are Eligible to Receive My Social Security Disability Benefits?
About SSI & SSDI
Every year, millions of people apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Unfortunately, 70 percent of initial claims are denied. There are many reasons your claim may be denied, and it’s important to know why yours was before you appeal. That way, you know the concerns you need to address to make sure your appeal is successful. Some of most common reasons disability … [Read more...] about 9 Common Reasons Social Security Disability Claims Are Denied
As you might have guessed, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a set of procedures in place to identify disabilities that are medically eligible for benefits. These procedures are published in a handbook affectionately known as the “Blue Book,” and include a list of various disabling conditions known as “listings.” “The Blue Book is a manual published by the Social … [Read more...] about Is Your Condition in the “Blue Book”?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two types of benefits to those who are disabled and unable to work for at least 12 months, or whose condition is expected to result in death. The first type, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available to workers who have earned enough work credits and is funded through payroll taxes. The second, Supplemental Security … [Read more...] about Which Do I Qualify for: SSDI or SSI?
Social Security Disability is, to say the least, a complicated and confusing process. Most people don’t want to think about disability, let alone file a claim yourself. However, the chances of becoming disabled might surprise you - 1 in 4 young workers will become disabled during their lifetime - meaning educating yourself now will give you the upper hand in the end. Whether … [Read more...] about A Practical Introduction to Social Security Disability