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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
When you file for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), you'll eventually be asked to complete a work history report (Form SSA-3369-BK).
No one who's legitimately eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits wants people defrauding the Social Security Administration (SSA) and taking money that should be used for those who are truly ill or injured. However, just how rampant fraud and abuse are is a matter of debate. The SSA's own numbers show that it's relatively rare and that funds obtained fraudulently are often recovered.
Many Social Security Disability applicants don't get the benefits they're seeking on their first try. Sometimes, the first submission gets denied. If this happens to you, you can submit an appeal. Although there's never a guaranteed result, many applicants have achieved success through the Social Security Disability appeals process.
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