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When seniors may qualify to receive Social Security disability

| Mar 28, 2019 | Firm News, Social Security Disability, Social Security Disability

Today’s seniors face health challenges like all seniors which is what makes it helpful to be familiar with Social Security disability benefits and the different options to help them with the needs they face. Seniors should be familiar will the different resources and benefits available to them which include Social Security disability benefits.

Understanding eligibility rules and requirements associated with Social Security disability (SSD) benefits can be complex but are also worth understanding. Social Security disability benefits can help disabled seniors and other disabled individuals with their daily needs and expenses. To qualify for SSD benefits, the disabled senior must suffer from a medical condition prevents them from being able to work and is expected to last 12 months or longer or result in death.

In addition, disabled applicants for Social Security disability benefits must suffer from an impairment that prevents them from doing another comparable type of work. Both medical and mental impairments can qualify for SSD benefits. The senior’s age can also impact their ability to obtain disability benefits so it is also worth it for seniors to be familiar with those considerations. Regardless of the disabled individual’s age, they should be familiar with how Social Security disability benefits can help them.

Seniors have different options to consider including disability and retirement benefits and should be aware of how one type of benefit may impact another. The goal is for them to receive the help they need and the benefits they have earned, such as Social Security disability benefits, which are also based on work history requirements, as well as their disabling medical condition.

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