Social Security Disability Law is a complex area of law that deals with the rights of individuals who are unable to work due to a physical or mental disability. This law provides financial assistance to those who are unable to work and provides protection from discrimination based on disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for administering the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, which provides benefits to individuals who have worked and paid into the Social Security system. The SSA also administers the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, which provides benefits to individuals who are disabled and have limited income and resources. In order to qualify for either program, an individual must meet certain criteria, including having a disability that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. The SSA will review an individual’s medical records and other evidence to determine if they are eligible for benefits. If approved, the individual will receive monthly payments to help cover their living expenses. Social Security Disability Law also provides protection from discrimination based on disability. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against individuals with disabilities in hiring, firing, and other employment decisions. Additionally, employers must make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in order to ensure that they are able to perform their job duties.
Qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a complicated process. To be eligible, you must have a physical or mental impairment that is expected to last at least one year or result in death, and that prevents you from doing any substantial gainful activity. You must also have worked long enough and recently enough under Social Security to qualify for benefits. The amount of work you need to qualify depends on your age when you become disabled. Generally, you must have worked five out of the last 10 years before you became disabled. Additionally, you must have earned a certain amount of money during those years. The amount you need to have earned depends on the number of years you worked. Finally, you must be able to prove that your disability prevents you from doing any substantial gainful activity. This means that you must be able to show that you are unable to do the work you did before, or any other kind of work that exists in significant numbers in the national economy. To prove your disability, you must provide medical evidence from an acceptable medical source, such as a doctor or psychologist.