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.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program that provides financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. To be eligible for SSDI benefits, you must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security and have a disability that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. You must also have earned enough work credits to qualify for SSDI. Generally, you need to have earned 40 credits, 20 of which must have been earned in the last 10 years. The amount of your SSDI benefit is based on your average lifetime earnings. The higher your earnings, the higher your benefit amount will be. In addition to your monthly benefit, you may also be eligible for Medicare coverage after two years of receiving SSDI benefits. To apply for SSDI benefits, you must complete an application and provide medical evidence of your disability. The Social Security Administration will review your application and make a determination as to whether or not you are eligible for benefits. If you are approved, you will begin receiving benefits within a few months.