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Get the benefits you need with Social Security Disability

Living with a disability is hard enough, but when you can't work, that means you also have to figure out how to afford your life. The good news is that there are several programs in place to help you, with Social Security Disability (SSD) being one of the major programs that provides for those who cannot work due to a disability.

Additional benefits may be available to those on disability

If you suffer an injury and cannot return to work, one of the options you have is seeking Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. SSD is designed to help people who cannot go back to work due to a permanent disability that is expected to last at least one year. It can be used by the blind, people with significant handicaps and others.

When can you apply for Social Security Disability?

If you are disabled, one of the things that you should apply for is Social Security Disability (SSD). Social Security Disability benefits provide you with an income when you cannot work due to an injury that you have suffered.

Why multiple assessments are needed to determine disability

The amount of Social Security Disability benefits a person is eligible to receive depends in part on how much their ability to function has been impacted by their injury or illness There are a number of tests that can be used to assess people's work-related functions (both physical and mental).

Study: Contingent workers less likely to seek disability benefits

Contingent workers make up an ever-increasing portion of the American workforce. These include independent contractors with advanced degrees who work for a variety of clients over their career rather than as an employee with one company. They also include people who make their living in the "gig" economy -- driving for Uber and Lyft, delivering for GrubHub and DoorDash or doing odd jobs through TaskRabbit and Takl.

When is back pain eligible for disability benefits?

Living with back pain makes even everyday activities nearly impossible. Treatment for a back or spinal condition is prohibitively expensive for many people. Fortunately, there is help available for anyone who has been living with pain for an extended period, and that help is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Can you qualify for SSD with a mental illness?

Qualifying for Social Security Disability (SSD) can be confusing. You may be wondering if you can qualify based on a diagnosed mental illness. The good news is that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will grant SSD based on several different mental illnesses.

Social Security Disability benefits should hang around until 2052

An annual report published by the trustees of the Social Security and Medicare programs on April 22 brought about good news. It stated that the Social Security's Disability Insurance Trust Fund has suddenly become healthier.

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