According to a recent report issued by the U.S Social Security Administration, more than 9.8 MILLION Americans are currently receiving disability payments, with more than $10.4 BILLION being paid in 2011 alone.
However, due to these large figures and the unfortunate attempts of people fraudulently claiming disability,obtaining social security payments is one of the most difficult financial obstacles that those with disabilities can face. With most applications being rejected the first time they are lodged, many people that are genuinely eligible to receive these benefits become discouraged and then give up trying.
If you or someone you love has had their social security disability application denied, we can help. At the law offices of The Eichholz Law Firm, we have a detailed understanding of the Social Security application process and can assist you in getting the benefits you are entitled to receive.
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The Primary Types Of Social Security Disability Benefits
Due to the diverse types of situations that disability insurance applicants may be in and that more than 2 million people apply for Social Security Disability payments each year, the US government has created four main types of Social Security Benefits, in an effort to cater to almost all applicants.
Within those categories, there are specific eligibility criteria that must be met in order to qualify.
The categories of Social Security Disability benefits include:
- Social Security Disability Insurance: Also simply known as “SSDI”, these benefits provide financial assistance to those that have sustained an injury that is so severe they are unable to return to work. However, in order to be eligible the injury victim must have worked for at least five of the last ten years.
- Supplementary Security Income: Commonly referred to as “SSI”, this benefit is somewhat similar to “SSDI”, however they are available to both disabled adults and children, and are based on the income of the applicant instead of how many years that applicant has been employed.
- Disabled Widows and Widowers Benefits: These disability benefits provide assistance to widows and widowers that become disabled following the death of their spouse. It’s important to note that there are specific time limits in regards to the death of the spouse that apply to this benefit.
- Disabled Child Benefits: A Disabled Child Benefit offers financial aid to a child that has become disabled prior to the age of 22 years old. To be eligible for this type of disability benefit, the parents of the child must either be deceased, or currently receiving benefits themselves.
Another factor worth considering is that these payments are based upon a Social Security earnings record. What this means is that it does not matter if the applicant is rich or poor – if they are eligible to receive the benefits, they will be awarded.
What Are The Application Requirements?
It’s important to note that each type of disability claim has it’s own criteria – however, there are some common guidelines that applicants must abide by in order to be considered for benefits.
If you are unsure if you are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, contact the team of attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm.
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With that in mind, this list of eligibility requirements can include:
- The applicant must be unable to work at their previous type of job
- The applicant must be unable to perform ANY other available work
- The applicant must have been disabled or impaired for at least 12 months
- The injury of the applicant must conform to the federal definition of “severe impairment”
- The applicant must be unemployed when the request is filed
Admittedly, as with any government application, there is always the possibility that the application may be denied. However, with the help of our attorneys, we can determine the specific type of Social Security Disability payment you may be eligible to receive, and the build a strong argument for your case.
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Medical Conditions That Are Eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance
In most cases, applicants for Social Security Disability payments have a desire to return to the workforce. However, unfortunately a debilitating injury prevents them from returning to work.
With this in mind, due to the differing physical and mental demands associated with most jobs, there are can a number of injuries that can make you eligible to receive SSD payments.
For those that are suffering from a medical-related disability, the following are a few common medical conditions that may make you eligible to receive SSDI or Supplemental Security Income:
- Asthma or other respiratory problems
- Back ailments
- Seizure disorders such as asthma
- Heart conditions
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Loss of eyesight or blindness
- HIV or AIDS
It’s always a safe practice to ensure that you have all of the documentation related to your injury available should it need to be submitted with your application.
Have Questions? Contact Our Social Security Disability Lawyer Today
Pursuing a Social Security Disability Insurance claim on your own can be a tedious and frustrating experience. But it doesn’t have to be.
With decades of experience helping injury victims throughout Georgia, the attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm we can provide the experience and guidance you need to safely navigate the pitfalls that can arise during the application process.
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