Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits
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Certain disabled individuals may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To avail these federal benefits, an individual must demonstrate to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that he/she is disabled and cannot work due to physical and/or mental impairments. These impairments must either be terminal or be lasting, or have lasted, for no less than 12 months. Due to the condition, the claimant cannot be able to engage in any other type of gainful activity.
Differences Between Social Security Disability Benefits and Supplemental Security Income
If an individual has payed taxes on earnings from 20 quarters over the last 10 years, he or she qualifies for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. A person who does not qualify for SSDI benefits, due to lack of work and/or social security tax, may still qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is organized to help elderly, blind, and disabled individuals with little or no income. It provides cash benefits, but only under certain conditions. If you are not sure if or where you qualify, you should enlist the services of the Social Security Disability Lawyer Kennesaw values most.
Managing an SSA Termination of Disability Benefits?
In some cases, the Social Security Administration (SSA) terminates the benefits because the claimant is no longer considered disabled. Fortunately, the claimant will still receive benefits for 2 months following the termination. If the claimant feels the termination is incorrect, he or she may file an appeal. If the claimant files an appeal within 10 days of the termination notification, the claimant can actually continue to receive benefits throughout the entire appeal. Unfortunately, there is a risk. If the judge deems a claimant ineligible for benefits, that claimant must pay back all benefits received during the appeal process.