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Disability payments are often hard to start

The Social Security Disability (SSD) system is here to help disabled individuals who are unable to work and earn money for themselves. These individuals have put in the time necessary and paid into the system, so they should be able to reap the benefits of their hard work. Unfortunately, this isn't the way things always happen. It is sometimes difficult for people who need disability to receive the benefits that they should.

Benefit increase coming for Social Security in 2019

People who receive Social Security benefits are going to see an increase in their checks this coming year. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that the cost of living increase for 2019 is 2.8 percent. This is based on the current inflation for the country as a whole.

Compassionate allowances can help some people

When you file for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you likely want to receive benefits as soon as possible. For most people, there is a long wait from the date they file until they receive their first benefit payment. This time might be filled with doctor appointments set by the Social Security Administration (SSA), denials and appeals.

Learn how to handle a disability appeal

Social Security Disability (SSD) is a program that is meant to help disabled workers. There is almost nothing more devastating than finding out that you can't return to work after an injury. For many workers, this means that they miss out on doing the job they enjoy, which can be difficult to handle mentally.

Senator Sanders says Social Security Disability needs to change

For the first time since 1982, the United States Social Security Disability (SSD) program is likely to have a higher expenditure than it does revenue for the corresponding period. This could be the start of a huge problem as the small difference becomes larger and the extra funds needed chip away at the reserves for the program. Many people say that it is time for a change, but this change needs to be carefully considered.

Work credits are important if you file for disability

Becoming disabled is a tragic situation for many workers. When you are accustomed to working for a living, it can be difficult to adjust to being unemployed. For some workers, meeting the definition of being disabled according to the Social Security Administration may qualify them for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

Qualifications are critical for Social Security Disability

Qualifying for Social Security Disability (SSD) requires that you meet the criteria for the program. There are several that apply to the program. If you don't meet them, you likely won't be able to receive these benefits even if you were working when you became disabled.

Social Security Disability may help former workers make ends meet

When you are accustomed to working, you probably have your bills set based on the pay schedule. If you become injured and unable to work due to a disability, you might find that you can't make ends meet since you don't have an income.

Workers who become disabled might need disability

The Social Security Disability Insurance program is meant to help workers who become disabled and can't work. Unfortunately, many of these individuals will have to fight for the benefits that are due to them. This can be a real challenge, because they still need to pay bills that come with living their life.

2 disability programs through the Social Security Administration

When you can't work because of a disability, you will still need a way to support yourself. There are two programs that administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). There are some stark differences between them so you should learn about these before you file your application.