Help with Your SSD Claim
Social Security disability (SSD) offers critically injured or ill people an opportunity to collect benefits to pay for food, shelter and other essential costs. This article will answer some frequently asked questions you may have about this program.
According to the Social Security Act, when is someone considered disabled enough to qualify for these benefits?
You must have a disability that prevents you from engaging in gainful activity (due to mental or physical impairment) which has lasted or is expected to last for a period of at least 12 months.
Can you collect benefits beyond your Social Security Disability Insurance benefits?
It depends. Some claimants may be eligible for more benefits through the Supplemental Security Income Program.
What factors go into determining level of disability?
- Your age
- Work experience
- Amount of education
- Severity of the disease or injury
- Medical test results
- Doctor’s interpretations of those test results
If you are collecting workers’ compensation benefits, can you also apply for Jacksonville Beach Social Security Disability benefits?
Yes. That said, if you believe you qualify for a disability claim, file as soon as possible because you don’t want there to be a gap between your workers’ comp and Social Security benefits.
What factors go into the calculation of SSI benefits?
- How much you’ve earned in your career up to now
- How much your widow or widower earned at his or her job
- How much income through other means you are currently collecting. If you have no income, you will receive a base SSI benefit amount. If you have income on top of that, this may reduce the amount of benefits you will get.
What can you do if you are wrongfully denied a Social Security Disability claim?
Talk to the attorneys here at Farah & Farah about your options today. Our experienced, compassionate, and success-proven lawyers can provide a free consultation about your Social Security Disability matter and draw up a clear and doable strategy for you. Call our Jacksonville Beach injury attorneys toll free at 904-834-4043 to schedule your consultation now.