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What To Know About Social Security Disability Payments

Social Security will pay you and certain family members if you have worked long enough and have a medical condition that has prevented you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least 12 months. Obtaining Social Security disability payments can be a daunting task and going through the process alone may leave you with many questions.

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What Social Security Disability Forms Do I Need?

Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a frustrating process and you may not even know where to begin. Like many, you’re probably wondering, “What social security disability forms do I need?” The list below is a good place to start when you’re ready to submit your application.

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What Medical Conditions Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

When seeing if you qualify for Social Security disability benefits, there is a step-by-step process that takes you through specific questions. One of them is primarily focused on the details of your disability. To actually be considered “disabled”, one must meet certain criteria. What medical conditions qualify for Social Security disability benefits? Although the Social Security Administration provides a detailed list of all possible medical impairments, we’ve consolidated it so that it’s broken down by body system.

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What Does It Mean to Be Disabled?

For purposes of Social Security Disability Benefits and SSI benefits, in order to be found disabled, one must have a severe impairment, or combination of impairments, that prevent the person from performing substantial gainful activity (SGA) and the disability must be expected to last, or have lasted, for at least one year.

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What Do SSI Benefits Include?

The Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) can be a lifesaver for low-income individuals or families. That being said, not many understand what it can provide for them. What do SSI benefits include? Here are a few benefits SSI can grant you and your family.

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What Are The Social Security Disability Requirements?

If you’ve been injured and can’t continue to do your job anymore, you may be looking into receiving some sort of disability benefits to cover the cost of living and medical bills. While looking into the different programs and researching what you have to do, it may dawn on you that this will be no easy task. When doing your research, “What are the social security disability requirements?” is probably one of the first questions that came to mind. If you’re considering applying for SSD, here are a few things you should know.

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The Truth Behind the “Chart”

Certain forms of media have been hyping a “chart” which shows the number of Americans that receive disability benefits through a federal disability program, currently just under 11 million people, outnumber the populations of several countries, including Portugal, Greece and Tunisia.

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How Does The SSA Decide If You’re Disabled?

If you have a disability or suffer from a long-term illness, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits. But in order to receive these, you must apply first. So how does the SSA decide if you’re disabled? You must meet specific criteria.

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Social Security Turns 79!

The Social Security program is turning 79 years old and is still providing a very vital piece of the American economy! The Social Security program was signed into law by President Roosevelt in 1935 with the stated purpose of providing “some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age.”

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The Social Security Disability List of Impairments: What to Know

Looking at the Social Security disability list of impairments can be overwhelming due to its sheer volume. It can also get confusing because of the conditions that are listed don’t always necessarily mean that you will qualify for Social Security benefits. Here are some tips on how to navigate the Social Security disability list of impairments and some important aspects to keep in mind:

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