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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.

Claiming SSDI for disabled adult children

There can be many reasons that persons in Ohio are unable to work and fully provide for themselves. If disabilities render people unable to work, one program available to offer assistance is the Social Security Disability Insurance, sometimes called either SSD or SSDI. When disabled people are over the age of 18 and their parents must still provide or monitor their care, the parents may have the ability to apply for SSDI benefits in order to assist with the care.


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