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Social security disability or SSD helps you stay afloat if you’re unable to continue working. However there are two different types of Disability you may have to think about. First there is SSDI, which is acquired after working a certain number of years. Next there is SSI which could be used by anyone regardless of years worked. Although you can take SSI, SSDI is by far the better choice.
When you opt for SSI you may be getting far less and the requirements for entry are much higher. Because this form of social security disability is funded by the government you have different levels of expectations to meet. First, if you live with someone or someone helps you the amount given to you could be reduced. Next, if you are able to work in any capacity that amount will also be deducted. However, with SSDI you are able to work and receive benefits and are greatly encouraged to rejoin the workforce.
While you may be entitled to those benefits, actually getting those checks in the mail can be a complex and burdensome process. The eligibility requirements for Social Security benefits vary depending on the program; some are age-restricted, some are income-restricted, and some depend on the nature of your physical or mental disability or its expected duration.
Even if you meet the eligibility criteria, small technicalities may stand in the way of the benefits you deserve. We’ll deal with the government so that you can focus on your health. We have decades of experience in dealing with Social Security benefits. Our Social Security Disability Attorneys can help you determine which program is right for you and guide you through the application process. If your application is denied, we’ll help you appeal the decision.
However, not every case needs a lawyer to get disability benefits. Many cases can pretty straight forward, especially with enough documentation of your disability to prove that working is no longer in the picture. For example, someone who is unable to move their hands or legs would have a solid case. This is not to say that issues could not still pop up. Talking with a lawyer is always recommended but if you do decide to go it along, see our video from Attorney Doug Mann. He’ll tell you everything you need to know to begin the process.
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The amount you earned before your injury is used to determine how much your SSDI payments will be. The average amount that most individuals receive is $1,197 the maximum you could receive is $2,788.
SSDI is for individuals who have spent a certain amount of recent years paying into social security. SSI is for individuals who do not have enough work credits to qualify for SSDI.
The Social Security Office keeps a Blue Book of all qualifying disorders. All of these disorders are also listed on their website. Before applying for SSD make sure that you speak to your doctor about your plans. Your doctor will need to perform certain tests to qualify.