The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides 2 options of financial relief for those who are disabled - Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSI is a need-based program provided to those who are over the age of 65 or who are blind or disabled, while SSDI is a program that provides funds to disabled workers who have paid enough Social Security taxes during years of work to qualify. This federal insurance program is available to those who have paid these taxes for a minimum of 10 years, and who have suffered long-term and severe disabilities.
Payments for SSDI begin after you have been disabled for 5 months. Once your application has been accepted, you will receive a notice outlining the payment schedule and how much you are entitled to. Generally, SSDI benefits range from $700 (or up to $3,000) per month, depending on the circumstances. These benefits may also be available to your children. If your disability heals and you are able to go back to work, your SSDI benefits will stop.
Another important thing to note is that SSDI claims are often denied the first time around. This means, if your application is denied, you will need to file an appeal within 60 days. During the appeal process, you will have to appear at a formal hearing in front of an administrative law judge, who will look at the facts of your case and decide whether or not to grant you SSDI benefits. During the hearing, having experienced representation by your side can help the process go smoothly.
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If you have become disabled and are unable to maintain gainful employment, Social Security Disability Insurance may provide a solution. Our SSDI lawyers can talk with you to determine your eligibility for SSDI payments, and we will work tirelessly for your case if you are appealing a denial. From start to finish, our team will provide informative services and guide you through the complex legal system.
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