Top 5 Things to Know About SSDIBy Kenton Koszdin on February 28, 2022 | In Blogs
Having a disability caused due to an illness or injury can limit your ability to work and, therefore, cause a financial concern for you and your family. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits provide you with a financial cover that helps you meet your basic needs.
Here are some vital facts about SSDI that you should know
Your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Eligibility
- How to determine if you are eligible for SSDI? If you’ve been a working individual for some time and have contributed to social security through taxes on your income, you and your family members are eligible for SSDI benefits.
- Your monthly work income may be either completely or partially covered by SSDI if you’re unable to work due to your disability.
- The more years you’ve put in the workforce and the more taxes you’ve paid to social security, the more credits you’ll have and thus be eligible for more compensation.
Your Daily Expenses Covered
- The amount covered by the SSDI helps in sustaining basic requirements.
- Last year in the US, the average amount covered by the SSDI was $1280 monthly.
- This coverage enables you to keep afloat until you recover and return to work.
What is a Disability According to SSDI?
SSDI is provided to deserving individuals. The Social Security Administration (SSA) plays a key role in stopping disability fraud, including the risk for it, prevention of it, and detection. The SSA has strict criteria that must be met before you receive benefits.
According to the SSDI a person can only be considered disabled if:
- It is medically proven that the individual can no longer work.
- The disability is long-term, i.e., it is expected to last for or has already lasted for at least 12 months.
- It is a condition that could lead to death.
- It can range from a physical to a mental disability.
Work and SSDI Benefits
- You can still qualify for SSDI even if you re-enter the workforce. An SSDI attorney can help process your claim in such a case.
- SSDI benefits also include the costs incurred in getting a disabled individual back into the workforce. These costs can consist of training, therapy, and other rehabilitation processes.
Paperwork for an SSDI Claim
Your chances of receiving SSDI benefits increase if you acquire the services of a lawyer. The paperwork needs to be accurate. The documentation provided should be complete. Attorneys can help with the process and present your case in a way where you can get the maximum compensation possible.
Call 800-438-7734 for your initial free consultation, either in our office or from the comfort of your own home. The Kenton Koszdin Law Office, Social Security attorney in Van Nuys, will help you navigate the application process for the best possible outcome for you and your family.