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Evaluation process to qualify for SSD/SSI benefits

Everyone, at some point in their life, has a moment when their body fails them. For some, this happens sooner in life, rather than later. This can pose a real crisis for those that have many years left in their life, how does one provide for themselves when they have a disability? If you have contributed taxable wages over your lifetime, you could be eligible for government-backed programs like Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income.

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After years of time spent in the workforce, it's a wonder that more people's bodies don't give out before they are ready. Granted, some people do make it to retirement largely unscathed, but those who aren't so lucky, what are their options? Mental or physical disability could come unexpectedly, rendering a person unable to work.

Applying for SSD? Here's what you need to know

No-one wants to be sick or otherwise not in perfect health. It can really put dark cloud over every aspect in a person's life when their health isn't in a good place. When it comes to being able to work, it can be nearly impossible if an illness or an injury has made it nearly impossible to find, keep or show up to a job. Sometimes, one needs to look at the options available to them when working is no longer an option.

How can I get Social Security disability benefits?

When can I get Social Security disability? How do I receive benefits? These may have been questions you have asked yourself and are important questions to have answers to. The answers can be helpful to allow disabled individuals to seek the Social Security disability benefits they need.

The basics of qualifying for SSD benefits

Knowing how to qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, and navigate the maze that can sometimes be the process of applying for SSD benefits, is important for disabled individuals in Ohio. In general, disabled individuals who are unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last 12 months or longer or result in death may be eligible Social Security disability benefits if all other requirements are met.

How do I qualify for Social Security disability benefits?

Social Security disability benefits are important benefits for many disabled individuals. Because of their importance, disabled individuals may wonder how to qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. There are both work history and medical requirements that must be met to qualify for SSD benefits. Qualifying for SSD benefits is important for disabled individuals and their families which is why they should understand the process of applying for benefits.

Can multiple illnesses boost one's chance for SSD benefits?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides financial aid to those who cannot work due to a debilitating illness. There are numerous qualifying mental and physical disabilities, including depression, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, multiple sclerosis, cancer and diabetes. Ohioans suffering from more than one illness may improve their chances of getting Social Security disability (SSD) benefits by listing all their impairments when applying.

Plan to Achieve Self-Support work incentive program

A previous blog post discussed some ways in which Ohioans who continue to work, despite their disabilities, may continue to receive SSI benefits. Another important SSI work incentive is the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS) program. PASS is for those who plan to achieve self-support and reduce their dependence on SSI/SSD benefits.

How does income affect SSI benefits?

The Social Security Administration provides supplemental security income benefits to those who are age 65 and older, blind or disabled and have little income or resources. Having income below state-determined income limits is one requirement for obtaining and retaining SSI. However, there are certain work incentive programs that allow recipients to continue receiving benefits while they are working if they meet certain SSA requirements.

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