Social Security Disability benefits are available to individuals who are unable to work due to a physical or mental disability. To qualify for these benefits, applicants must meet certain criteria, including having a disability that is expected to last at least one year or result in death, and having worked long enough and recently enough to be insured under Social Security. The Social Security Administration (SSA) determines eligibility for disability benefits based on an individual’s medical condition, age, education, and work history. The SSA also considers whether an individual can adjust to other work, given his or her medical condition, age, education, and work experience. If an individual is found to be disabled, he or she may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI is a monthly benefit paid to individuals who have worked and paid Social Security taxes, while SSI is a monthly benefit paid to individuals who have limited income and resources. In addition to monthly benefits, individuals may also be eligible for Medicare or Medicaid coverage. The SSA also provides work incentives and other services to help individuals with disabilities return to work.
In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must meet certain criteria. First, you must have a physical or mental condition that prevents you from working and is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death. Second, you must have worked long enough and recently enough to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. This is based on the amount of Social Security taxes you have paid over the years. Third, your disability must be severe enough that you cannot do the work you did before, or any other type of work that exists in significant numbers in the national economy. Finally, you must provide medical evidence of your disability. This includes medical records, laboratory tests, and statements from your doctor. If you meet all of these criteria, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.