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
Although most people don’t like to think about it, the possibility of becoming disabled is probably more common than most people realize. In fact, studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a 1-in-4 chance of becoming disabled before they reach full retirement age at 67 years old. To ease this burden, Social Security Administration (SSA) pays benefits to people who are not … [Read more...] about Why Social Security Disability claims are denied and what you can do if it happens to you
Understanding how the system works can make a world of difference when it comes to getting a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim approved. It is a multi-step process that can take several months, and the more armed you are with knowledge, the greater the chances are that your application process will go smoothly and that you will be approved in the shortest … [Read more...] about How the Social Security Blue Book of Impairments Can Affect Your Disability Claim
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