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Social Security disability benefits for mental health conditions

Social Security disability (SSD) benefits can be available for a variety of medical conditions, including those related to mental health. Social Security disability benefits are based on two things, including the medical condition of the disabled individual and their work history.

Being prepared for a disability hearing is important

A Social Security disability hearing is one of the phases in an appeals process when an initial claim for Social Security disability benefits has been denied. Being prepared for the Social Security disability hearing is important for the disabled applicant to obtain the benefits they need.

The Social Security disability application process

Applying for Social Security disability is a big step in the right direction for disabled individuals needing help. It is a step in the right direction but can also be challenging which is why disabled individuals should be familiar with how applications for disability are reviewed and determined. Preparing a strong application for Social Security disability benefits is an important part of the process.

Important basics to know about Social Security disability

Unfortunately, the chances of becoming disabled are greater than most people like to consider. When an individual becomes disabled, there are different options available through the Social Security Administration available to help them with their everyday needs and expenses. Social Security disability benefits are one option that can help them.

Are there ways to expedite disability claims processing?

Because Social Security disability benefits can be difficult to obtain and the process can be long, disabled individuals may wonder if there are options available to expedite the process of applying for benefits. The answer is that, in some circumstances, there may be options available to expedite the Social Security disability application process.

How to know when a disabled individual is eligible for disability

Knowing when a disabled individual can qualify for disability benefits can be exceptionally important for many disabled individuals and their families to understand. Social Security disability benefits are benefits that many families may critically rely on so it is essential to know who may be eligible to receive benefits.

Disability benefits terminated for young woman with disease

Losing Social Security disability benefits can be alarming which is why disabled individuals should know how to fight back if they have lost their disability benefits. A 22-year old woman with a deadly disease recently learned that her Social Security disability benefits had been terminated. The woman lives with cystic fibrosis which causes serious lung damages and frequent infections. The woman receives medications and therapy 6 hours a day.

Long wait times for Social Security disability benefits

Because waiting for Social Security disability benefits can have serious consequences for disabled individuals badly in need of the benefits, it is helpful for disabled applicants to be familiar with the application and appeals processes. Greater than 800,000 Americans are currently waiting for an appeals hearing for Social Security disability benefits. Unfortunately, thousands of disabled applicants die each year while they wait for benefits. One United States representative noted it was unacceptable for 10,000 disabled individuals to die while waiting for Social Security disability benefits.

A closer look at the work history requirement for SSD benefits

This blog recently discussed the two main components to qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, including the medical condition requirement and the work history requirement. Understanding both is important and taking a closer look at the work history requirement can be helpful.

Understanding the medical condition requirement for disability

The availability of Social Security disability benefits is based on two important components. Those components include a medical requirement and a work history requirement and it is helpful for disabled applicants to be familiar with both.