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Important facts to know about receiving disability benefits

Those in Kissimmee who believe they are eligible for Social Security disability benefits need to have a baseline of information before going through the process. It's important to remember that there are numerous factors that go into receiving SSD benefits and a claimant stands a better chance of getting a positive result in a case if they're aware of them beforehand. Before getting into the details of receiving benefits and how it can affect one's life, it's important to know the federal regulations, requirements and the broad facts that are applicable.

What is required before one can receive disability benefits?

As we have covered on this blog previously, in order to receive Social Security Disability benefits, a person must meet the Social Security Administration's definition of disability. While that process can have a lot of nuances alone, it is important to note that meeting the definition of disability is not all that is required. There are other qualifications that a person must have before the SSA will grant benefits.

How do I apply for Social Security Disability benefits?

Having a disabling condition can affect your ability to live your normal life, including going to work. When the condition prevents you from working entirely, you may be interested in applying for Social Security Disability benefits. But before you do so, it is good to have a full understanding of the application process so you can step forward on the right foot.

Defining 'disability' for SSDI

Social Security benefits are incredibly important to those in Florida who receive them, particularly when it is their sole source of income. When it comes to applying for Social Security Disability benefits, the underlying question of all is: are you disabled?

What disability benefits are available to children?

Children are often the pride and joy of their parents. Florida parents will go to great lengths to make sure their children have everything they need to be happy, healthy and safe. In some situations, however, children are facing special needs that require a lot of specialized care. Parents in these situations may feel overwhelmed with the physical and financial needs of a child.

SSDI payments and retirement age

Many seniors look forward to retirement. It's a time where they can stop working and enjoy themselves and everything they have worked their entire lives for. They can travel, take up hobbies or spend time with friends and family. Additionally, once they reach age 66, Social Security can provide a boost in their income that provides some financial security.

What are the levels of social security disability appeals?

Millions of Americans rely on Social Security Disability payments in order to meet their basic needs. These people are suffering from medical conditions that keep them from working. This income is vital for many of these individuals. Therefore, when the Social Security Administration denies an application for SSDI or revokes a person's SSDI, the consequences can be serious.

Keeping SSDI funded: Because disability could happen to you

Although few like to admit it, we are all susceptible to bias in our decision-making. Among the most common biases is short-sightedness based on previous personal experience. Planning for disability is a good example of this phenomenon.

24 years after ADA passage, there is still much work to do

This weekend will mark the 24th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This important piece of legislation fundamentally changed the way that our country accommodates the needs of those with disabilities. It also removed barriers of access to employment, at least on paper.

Helping those with disabilities to financially help themselves

There are many well-intentioned government programs that, due to certain provisions, are in some ways detrimental to those they are designed to help. This is how many Americans feel about Supplemental Security Income, which is similar to Social Security Disability Insurance. The major difference with SSI is that individuals need not have paid FICA taxes in order to be eligible.