Disabled individuals may want to return to work after suffering their disability but may find that they are unable to do so. It may be overwhelming and alarming all at once to not know how they will support themselves or their family which is why disabled individuals should be familiar with resources available to help them such as Social Security disability (SSD) benefits.
There are two primary components to qualifying to be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. First, the disabled applicant must meet the Social Security Administration's definition of disability. This requires that the disabled individual suffers from a medical condition that is severe enough the it prevents them from working. Additionally, the disabled individual must suffer from a medical condition that is expected to last 12 months or longer or result in death so, in essence, the disability cannot be temporary.