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How will a personal injury settlement affect SSDI benefits?

When a Maryland resident pursues a personal injury lawsuit in a civil court, the impact it might have on federal benefits may be a concern. Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are paid from a federal insurance program to provide a source of income for those who can no longer work due to disabilities. Any wages such a person receives must be reported to SSDI.

What evidence does the SSA use to evaluate a mental disorder?

Being unable to maintain employment in Maryland because of a mental impairment could create serious challenges for you. However, according to the Social Security Administration, your mental disorder could qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to assist you financially if there is evidence that establishes the presence and severity of your condition.

SSDI workers can get back into the workforce

People who receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits cannot make over a certain amount of money in order to continue receiving financial assistance. However, there are ways that people in Maryland and across the country can integrate back into the workforce without fear of losing all of their benefits. The Ticket to Work program is designed to help people go back to work and become financially independent. Not only can this help to improve people’s financial situation, but it can improve peoples’ quality of life as well.

Social Security Disability Insurance benefits: the basics

People in Maryland who become unable to work because of a disability may suffer severe financial hardship. According to AARP, the federal government set up a system in 1960 known as Social Security Disability Insurance to help those who find themselves in this position. This program is designed specifically for workers who have paid Social Security taxes through their employment during their lifetime.

Are stroke victims eligible for SSDI?

The repercussions of a stroke can be devastating, physically, emotionally and financially. People may be left unable to work and drowning in a pile of medical expenses from inpatient care, rehabilitation, in-home care and follow-up appointments. Making ends meet can be extremely difficult when left to face these burdens on your own. Social Security Disability Insurance may be able to help you pay medical expenses and get back on your feet as you recover from your stroke.

The SSDI appeals process

Social Security Disability Insurance provides financial assistance to millions of Americans every year. These benefits are designed to help people who suffer from a disability that makes it difficult for them to work and make ends meet. Not everyone who applies for SSDI benefits, however, is approved. The lengthy application process can take several months or even a year to yield a decision on whether the applicant has been approved for benefits. If an application is denied, people have the ability to appeal the decision. In some cases, the applicant may have inadvertently missed some important documentation or has additional information that may add to the case.

SSDI statistics: Why does the process take so long?

Whether you have already applied for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits or you are simply considering filing for these services, there are some things that you should know. The process of filing for SSDI benefits can be lengthy, and it make take months, even years for some applicants to receive notice as to if they have been approved for benefits. According to the SSA, the department that handles SSDI applications is just over 990,000 cases behind in processing benefit requests.

Patients dying while waiting for benefits

When patients apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, they are often in need of immediate medical assistance, and are unable to work. People who suffer from certain illnesses that will ultimately cause their death, such as cancer, qualify for SSDI benefits that will help cover their medical and living expenses while they live out the remaining time they have. Sadly, the application and approval process can take months, even years to go through and many people who suffer from these terminal conditions cannot wait that long.

Can your family receive SSDI benefits?

When you become injured or are diagnosed with a medical condition that is expected to last for at least one year or end in death, you may be eligible for disability benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance helps people with medical expenses and living expenses while they are unable to work because of their condition. Some people may be surprised to find out, however, that SSDI benefits may cover your family as well. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, certain family members may be eligible for benefits.

Moving disabled citizens into the workforce

When people apply for Social Security Disability Insurance, they may be approved for either short-term or long-term benefits. Some Americans may be able to recover from their disabilities and transition back into the work force. However, some people believe that there should be more programs in place to help disabled people get back to work, become independent and rely less on Social Security as financial assistance.

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