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How can you prove you have a valid disability?

If you are unable to work due to a disabling medical condition, you may feel overwhelmed by your situation and unsure of what to do next. When you cannot work, you cannot support yourself and your family. Your disability can cause you stress, frustration and financial instability, and you may have to deal with on-going pain or at the very least inconvenience in your day-to-day life.

Disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA) are for the support of individuals who have a medical condition, mental disability or physical impairment that precludes them from holding gainful employment. If you find yourself in this position, you could be eligible for these benefits. It is helpful to first learn about eligibility requirements, and if you are eligible, how to validate your claim to these financial benefits.

How Does Supplemental Security Income Work?

Many people cannot get Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits because they have not spent enough time in the work force to qualify. They are unable to work, however, and still need financial assistance. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program designed to provide income for these individuals.

Denied SSD And SSI Claims

Thousands of SSD and SSI applicants face the disappointment of denials each year, turned down for inconsistencies or mistakes made by Social Security. The process is much more difficult and complicated than it may seem with forms, required documentation and strict rules about what things Social Security will consider. There is plenty of room for error.

What Is The Social Security Disability Benefits Process?

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits provide critical financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. Thousands of such individuals throughout Ohio, as well as their families, rely upon these benefits. To get these benefits, however, you need to have a successful application. This means you need the right proof about your work history and your medical impairments and medical limitations. Many deserving individuals are denied each year because they do not give Social Security enough evidence of their disability and their physical or mental limitations.

Social Security eligibility for applicants disabled under age 22

Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are an invaluable resource for individuals who develop a disabling disease or condition that prevents them from being gainfully employed. SSD provides beneficiaries with the income they need to provide for a basic standard of living, so that they can focus their energy on taking care of their health.

Newborns can receive Social Security benefits

Ohio families know that the birth of a child typically requires some adjustments. When a newborn has serious health problems, though, the adjustments become more complex. Fortunately, many children are eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits right from birth, and benefits might be payable for many years. This assistance can help relieve some of the stress for parents when making adjustments for their children.

Social Security disability payments available for military service members

Those who serve our country put their lives and well being on the line to protect our country. Unfortunately, many wounded warriors return home in need of medical care and facing the financial strains that may come with a service-related disability.

Same-sex couples advised to file for Social Security Disability benefits

In a press release on August 9, 2013, the Acting Commissioner of Social Security announced that, due to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Windsor that declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, the Social Security Administration is now processing some retirement spouse claims for same-sex couples and paying benefits where they are due. SSA will be working with the Department of Justice to develop and implement additional policy and processing instructions regarding same-sex couples. To that end, SSA encourages individuals who believe that they may be eligible for Social Security benefits to apply now, to protect against the loss of any potential benefits. SSA will process claims as soon as additional instructions become finalized.


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