Social Security Disability Insurance
Social Security Disability Insurance is a federal program which allows a person who is physically disabled to collect cash benefits.
To be eligible, the recipient must have a disability which interferes with basic work-related activities. The Social Security Administration maintains a list of disabilities which are covered by Social Security Disability Insurance. If the disability is on that list, the claim is processed automatically. If it is not on the list, there is a review process in which the Social Security Administration determines if it is severe enough to warrant Social Security Disability Insurance.
The disability, to be covered, must prevent the person from doing the type of work which he or she did for the last 15 years. It must also interfere with their ability to do any other type of work for which they are qualified.
Generally, if someone earns more than $500 per month, he or she will not be eligible.
An attorney who specializes in Social Security law can help navigate the bureaucracy of this program. An experienced attorney can also give a client a good idea as to whether or not they will qualify, which can save a great deal of time. If a valid claim is denied, an attorney can also help appeal the decision.
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Last Modified: 10-28-2011 02:49 PM PDT
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