Disability affects millions of Americans, and can substantially interfere with their ability to earn a living wage. Those that are most severely affected may be unable to work at all. Disability can result from a number of causes, including accidents, chronic or terminal illnesses, and certain developmental conditions.
Social Security is a program that gives a monthly income to people who are unable to work because of their condition, and are not expected to be able to work in the near future. These programs are funded by Social Security taxes. With Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the more taxes an individual has paid, the more benefits they will receive in turn.
Those who have paid no Social Security taxes may still be eligible for need-based income, through a program known as Supplemental Security Income. This program only allows a recipient to collect just over $700 a month, but accepts people who became disabled at a young age and did not have a chance to work.
It can be difficult to come to terms with your disability. Sadly, many also find that receiving benefits is difficult, too. Social Security turns down many applications from legitimately disabled people. The funds for disability benefits are limited, and often those who review applications are too quick to turn them down without careful consideration.
When to get help
Disability does not have to be a hopeless and confusing experience for you, even if you’ve lost your ability to work. A disability benefits attorney can help you navigate every step of the process, from the first application to appealing a denial. If you’re facing the prospect of a long-term disability, don’t wait until you’ve been denied to reach out.
Let Katherine handle your case!
Katherine is an experienced disability benefits attorney who has worked on a number of cases. She has represented people with disabilities at every step of the process, and has helped many people get the benefits they need as quickly as possible.
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