This blog recently discussed how disabled individuals can qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Because Social Security disability (SSD) benefits can be difficult to obtain, and many applicants for disability benefits are initially denied, it is helpful for disabled individuals seeking benefits to also understand the appeals process if their application for benefits has been denied.
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.
Disabled individuals who are receiving Social Security Disability benefits, or those seeking to qualify and apply for SSD benefits, will likely be interested to learn that payments for Social Security Disability will increase next year by an amount that is not insignificant. Social Security Disability benefits will increase by 2.8 percent, the Social Security Administration recently released.
When a worker has been injured on the job, the worker and their family members may not know what to do. Fortunately, there are different protections and resources available to help injured workers and their families following a workplace accident.
Some Social Security Disability claimants choose to continue on to an adjudication hearing without representation by an attorney. While this is an option for every claimant, it may not be the best decision.
Suffering a catastrophic injury - the pain, suffering and long recovery - is difficult enough. For some, such injuries can cause lasting damage, so much so that a return to work may not be possible. When this is the case, many people turn to social security disability insurance to provide much needed financial support as a way of addressing the financial ramifications of the loss of work-based income.