Applying for Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is possible for many people, and often times, you may not realize it. If you qualify for Social Security Disability, you may also be able to receive an additional monthly payment paid to you from the SSA to help you to meet your financial needs. There are very strict rules in place, however, that determine who should receive SSI and how much they should receive. If you wish to qualify, you must work through the system to prove your eligibility.
You are here
Your child may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if he or she is severely mentally or physical disabled, according to the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability. If your child under the age of 18 is disabled, it may be beneficial to you to apply for disability benefits for the child. Doing so can help ensure your child receives the level of care he or she needs by helping to meet your financial goals.
Social Security Disability is a great benefit to those who truly need assistance due to a severe medical condition that prevents them from working for at least a year. However, sometimes people violate the law and fabricate a medical condition. Detecting a fraud in the Social Security system is a challenging process, but it is one that is necessary in order to maintain the integrity of the program.
The Central Valley Business Times, an online California newspaper, recently reported that as part of national health care reform, California has opened enrollment in a state-wide, pre-existing condition insurance plan. Those eligible to apply for the insurance are residents of the state who haven’t had health insurance in over six months and who have either been denied coverage because of a pre-existing disabling condition or who have been offered coverage by the state’s Major Risk Medical Insurance Program, but at an increased premium.
There are whisperings and rumors that the Social Security system is going to go bankrupt next year. Is this true? Is Social Security really at risk? And if it is, what is going to happen to Social Security Disability benefits? Before you panic and assume that your monthly Social Security Disability benefits are going to stop coming, there are some things you need to know about these Social Security myths.
The Social Security Disability application process can be a long and intimidating one. The fact of the matter is that only 30 percent of Social Security Disability claims are approved at the initial stage of the application process. If you want to increase your chances of being awarded Social Security Disability benefits, there are certain mistakes that you want to avoid. These are the top eight mistakes people make when applying for Social Security Disability. Make sure you familiarize yourself with them so you can avoid making these mistakes during your own application process.
One of the first things people learn after they become disabled is that once you lose your job, it is an uphill struggle to find another one. Therefore, people with chronic illnesses or disabling conditions try to keep working for as long as possible. They know how much their medical bills are, and they know how devastating it would be to lose the medical benefits they have at work. However, at some point people may lose their jobs regardless of how hard they try to keep them. They may be downsized or they may simply become too sick to continue working.