After many year of dedicated work, it’s possible your body could fail you. It’s not anyone’s wish that their health wouldn’t be what it once was, but it happens to people. An event may have happened that sent a person’s health to a negative place, or it may be an injury that’s slowly worsened over time. Whatever the instance, Social Security Disability benefits can help to lessen the impact that an inability to work can have on a person’s finances.
That’s because SSD benefits supplement one’s income by determining a person’s ability to qualify. In cases of Social Security Disability, a person must have paid wages from their paychecks over a number of hours to qualify for the base level of benefits. In order to qualify, there is a process in which paperwork must be filled out and submitted, and they will often ask for proof of medical records to prove one’s disability. It’s possible that an initial claim for SSD could be denied or approved.
If a person is denied, there is an appeals process in which a person can appeal the denial decision of the Social Security Administration. A denial could be based entirely on the fact that the paperwork was not adequately filled out, not based on the actual disability of the person. For this reason, it is especially important to ensure your disability claim paperwork is filled out in its entirety and correctly.
If you or a loved one is suffering under the financial weight that disability can burden one with, consider your options. Social Security disability benefits are meant to help those who cannot work. Remember, that the worker has rights to these benefits as he or she has paid into this program with their wages over years of work. Seek those benefits that are available to the disabled.