If you suffer a disability as a result of an injury or deteriorating health, you may wish to look into obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD). This is compensation provided to you each month by the government. You earned this compensation by working, and if you have enough credits, you can apply for SSD.
SSD is an important lifeline for many people. When you suffer a sudden injury or your health begins to decline, you may not know how you'll be able to provide for yourself or your family. SSD can help. On top of this, if you have a low income, you may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which can further boost your monthly payments.
SSD is not taxed, so the amount you receive is the amount you can use. In addition to SSD and SSI, you can seek Medicaid if you are under 65 or Medicare if you are over 65. This helps cover your medical needs, so you can use more of your compensation to better your quality of life.
Is it difficult to obtain Social Security Disability?
It can be, but if you work with your attorney from the start, you'll have a better chance of getting the application approved the first time. Many people receive rejection notices because of mistakes made on their applications. Your attorney will help you put together an application without errors and with enough evidence to prove that you should qualify for SSD.
Our website has more information on SSD and what it takes to qualify for this helpful benefit.