Social Security & Disability
Social Security Disability
There are two types of disability benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration. These programs are:
Social Security Disability – Better known as Disabled Worker’s Benefits. These benefits require that the disabled person has worked for a certain period of time prior to application.
Supplemental Security Income – “SSI” provides for individuals whom are disabled with limited income and financial resources.
To receive either Disabled Worker’s Benefits or SSI, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
The applicant must have a disability which lasts or is expected to last at least one year or is expected to result in death, and
The applicant’s disability must prevent him or her from doing all previous work and prevent the applicant from adjusting to other types of work.
The Social Security Administration looks at different factors and evidence to determine if the applicant qualifies for Disabled Worker’s Benefits and SSI Benefits. Evidence considered by the Social Security Administration may include medical records, doctor reports, employer and co-worker statements and vocational experts. The applicant may be sent for an evaluation by a Social Security Administration doctor.
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