Social Security Disability (SSD) is a federal program that provides financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. To qualify for SSD, an individual must have a physical or mental impairment that is expected to last at least one year or result in death, and must have worked and paid Social Security taxes for a certain period of time. SSD benefits are paid to the disabled individual and, in some cases, to their dependents. The amount of the benefit depends on the individual’s work history and earnings. SSD benefits are not taxable and are not affected by other income. In addition to the monthly benefit, SSD recipients may also be eligible for Medicare or Medicaid. SSD recipients must also meet certain work requirements in order to continue receiving benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews each case to determine if the individual is still disabled and if they are meeting the work requirements. If the individual is found to be no longer disabled or is not meeting the work requirements, their benefits may be terminated.
Social Security Disability (SSD) eligibility requirements are based on a person’s inability to work due to a physical or mental impairment that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. To be eligible for SSD benefits, an individual must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security and have a medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition of disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) considers an individual disabled if he or she is unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) due to a medically determinable physical or mental impairment that has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death. To be considered disabled, an individual must have a physical or mental impairment that prevents him or her from doing any type of work that exists in the national economy, regardless of whether such work exists in the immediate area in which the individual lives, or whether a specific job vacancy exists for him or her, or whether he or she would be hired if he or she applied for work. In addition, the individual must have a medical condition that has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death. The SSA also considers an individual’s age, education, and work experience when determining disability.