Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, was made to provide income supplements to people who are unable to work because of a disability, usually physical. The SSDI can be supplied as either a temporary or permanent solution, typically depending on whether the disability of the person is temporary or permanent. It does not rely on the income of the person receiving it, unlike with Supplemental Security Income. Any person of any income level can receive SSDI if he or she is legitimately disabled.
The length of the process of getting SSDI would depend on the area where the person lives as well as the severity of their condition, and it is very much a possibility to have a claim rejected and be forced to have a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. On average, a claim may take just around three months to process. The disability benefits don’t usually begin until 5 months after the established onset of the disability.
Social Security disability eligibility requirements depend on the medical condition that is keeping the person from working. First of all, the condition must be severe enough to keep him from working; after all, one can be injured yet still be capable of working. The administration would usually factor in whether or not it the injury interferes in their daily activities. Second, the condition must last for a period of at least 12 months and nothing less. This is how the administration would decide if the condition is likely to be permanent or not.
When it comes to Social Security claims, it is best to work with experienced Social Security disability lawyers in order to increase the chances of getting approved on the first try. These lawyers can help a person avoid common errors that would negatively affect his chance for approval. They would know how the system works and understands what it takes to win Social Security disability benefits for their client.
Those who are planning to apply for Social Security disability benefits should hire lawyers such as those from Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, who are well-versed in Social Security disability cases and can work towards getting the claim approved.
(What you need to know about Social Security Disability, Local 10, September 30, 2014)