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Understanding Social Security disability claims

Suffering a physical or mental disability could affect the lives of individuals and families. The impact of these disabilities could also prevent them form working. Our firm understands the importance of taking action and seeking Social Security disability for these matters. Obtaining these benefits could allow individuals and families in Florida to move forward and past the incidents that caused these disabilities and provide them with the opportunity to life their life without the burdens the disability has caused them.

How do I receive Social Security disability for mental illness?

A common issue afflicting people in Kissimmee is mental illness. Since the problems a person might be having don't show up on an X-ray or CAT scan, they're often dismissed as in their heads. They are, but not in the derogatory way that is often meant. Mental conditions are real and affective disorders have certain criteria for the person suffering from it to receive Social Security disability benefits for mental conditions. Knowing these criteria before filing can be the key to receiving approval.

Understanding mental conditions that may qualify for disability

Social Security Disability benefits may be available for both physical and mental medical conditions. In general, qualifying for SSD benefits requires that the applicant suffers from a medical condition that is expected to continue 12 months or longer or result in death. In addition, the medical condition must be severe enough that the applicant is prevented from working and earning and income because of it. The work history of the applicant is also be taken into account when applying for SSD benefits, however, if the applicant is low income but does not have sufficient work history, that may not be the end of the story. Additional options, such as through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, may be available to applicants in the latter situation.

How do I qualify for disability for a medical condition?

Social Security Disability benefits can be important for many disabled individuals, and their families, with little or no income due to a medical condition and disability. In general, SSD benefits are available to individuals who are unable to work due to a medical condition that is expected to last longer than a year or result in death. While additional work history requirements also apply, it is important to keep in mind that different Social Security options may be available for disabled individuals in different situations.

Knowledge of the Social Security Disability process is important

While Social Security is often thought of as a benefits program for seniors, it offers other types of benefits as well including disability for those who are unable to work because of physical or mental medical conditions. Those who are denied Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits have certain rights to appeal but this process can be lengthy; recent economic conditions and aging baby boomers have caused caseloads for administrative judges who hear appeals to surge from 589,4449 to 810,715 during fiscal years 2008 to 2014.

When are my SSD benefits payable to my spouse?

Social Security disability has various federal regulations and requirements for a person to receive it. One of the most frequent concerns of people in Florida regarding Social Security disability benefits is whether or not they will be payable to a spouse. The answer is yes, but there are certain criteria that must be in place.

Woman fights to speed disability status for Huntington's disease

In Kissimmee and throughout the nation, there's often confusion as to whether certain illnesses make a person eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits for illness. It can be a difficult road to understand disability status and by the time a decision is made, it's often too late to help the person who applied. There are certain federal regulations that prevent a person from receiving benefits even if the individual is in a situation in which it makes logical sense for the person to receive it.

Four basic concepts for Social Security Disability

Disability is something that many residents of Tampa have to deal with on a daily basis. Aside from the physical or mental limitations caused by illness or injury, there are obviously financial implications. For this reason, about 11 million people across the country receive Social Security Disability related benefits totaling around $11 billion in financial support from the Social Security Administration.

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.