Social Security disability benefits are designed to assist those who are rendered unable to gain employment themselves due to a disability that they have. The disability may be mental or physical. Obtaining Social Security disability benefits can sometimes prove to be challenging, however. Some applicants have to apply for their benefits two or more times and be denied numerous times before they finally obtained the benefits that they are entitled to. A disability advocate firm, such as Myler disability, can help people obtain their benefits the first time around.
There are certain eligibility requirements that people must meet in order to be eligible to obtain Social Security disability benefits. First of all, applicants must have worked in jobs that were covered by Social Security. They must also have a medical condition that meets the Social Security Administration’s definition of a disability. Generally, the Social Security Administration awards Social Security disability benefits to people who are rendered unable to work for a year or more because of a medical condition that they have.
Recipients of Social Security disability benefits can receive their benefits until they are deemed able to work again on a regular basis. There are various rules governing Social Security benefits, known as work incentives that allow people to receive certain continued benefits and health care coverage when they do begin the transition back into the work force.
For people who do receive Social Security disability benefits, their benefits will continue until they reach retirement age. This doesn’t mean that their benefits stop, though. Rather, once they reach retirement age, their benefits will automatically convert to retirement benefits.
The Social Security Administration defines disability differently than other administrations. The Social Security Administration only awards disability to people who deemed completely and totally disabled. To be deemed completely and totally disable by the Social Security Administration, applicants must not be able to do work that they did before, must not be able to adjust to other work because of their medical conditions and their disabilities must have lasted or be expected to last for at least a year or result in death.
The Social Security Administration follows a strict set of guidelines when determining whether or not applicants meet their definition of disabled. Applicants applying for disability benefits on their own might not be aware of how the Social Security Administration determines they’re disabled, but agencies that specialize in helping people obtain their Social Security benefits do.