Dixon & Johnston LawOffice
Local618-233-1103
Toll Free800-733-2440

social security disability Archives

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.

Applying for disability can be a maddening process

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is meant to be a safety net for people who are disabled to the point that they can't support themselves through work. The issue that some individuals find when they file for these benefits is that they have to expend their energy fighting for them.

Post-traumatic stress disorder may qualify for benefits

Some people live with crippling bouts of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This extreme stress reaction to reminders of past traumatic events can sometimes meet the qualifications of a disability. The PTSD sufferer may then be able to receive disability benefits.

Know common reasons for disability denial

Obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) isn't an easy process for everyone. For some people, this will be a long and drawn-out process that includes denials and appeals. In some cases, it might even involve a trial. It is imperative that you take the time to understand some of the common reasons why these applications are denied.

Know what you need to do to appeal a disability ruling

Having to file for disability isn't ever an easy decision, but when you are unable to continue working because it isn't physically possible, you might have to file. It can take a while to work through the process, so you should be prepared to deal with this delay. As unfortunate as it is, some people might have to fight harder than others to get the benefits they need.

Earning money while on disability

Social Security Disability (SSD) is meant to help people who aren't able to work still be able to support themselves. The program is based on need and can be impacted by the person's ability to return to work. Anyone who is disabled but who is considering returning to work should learn about the restrictions that come with disability payments.

Checking the deadlines are requirements for disability benefits

Having to rely on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments isn't something that most people think they will ever have to do. If the time for you to need these payments does come up, you need to understand that you might be facing a long road toward approval. We can help you work through the process of applying for benefits and appealing a decision if one isn't made in your favor.