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The disability criteria for Social Security benefits

When it comes to Social Security benefits, a disabled person must meet a special set of guidelines in order to qualify. This is because Social Security benefits are designed for those who cannot work to the same extent that they would have been able to if they were completely well.

How to apply for Social Security Disability

When you are suffering from a long-term illness or disability, you may be in a position where you are finding it difficult to work full-time, and therefore, struggle to keep on top of bills and daily living expenses. It is for this reason that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) exists. It is set up to make it possible for those who are disabled to have a good quality of life, and to help support them in getting back into the workplace, if this is possible.

Ask yourself these questions before claiming disability

Suffering an injury or illness that puts you out of work for any amount of time can be overwhelming. You might not know where the money will come from when it's time to pay the bills. You might also begin to pile up debt due to being out of work. This is a situation that can wreak havoc on your emotions and cause quite a bit of stress. Be sure you ask yourself the following questions prior to filing for Social Security disability.

What you can expect when you file a disability claim

Are you going to miss work due to an injury or illness suffered on the job? This can cause you quite a bit of stress, no matter how long you will be out of work. When you file a disability claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA) you should know what to expect. You don't want to run into any surprises.

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