SSD Claims Explained
Social Security Disability Claims Explained
Several programs are included under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) that provide disability payments and other benefits to disabled individuals and their families.
Benefits depend on your financial situation and whether you qualify under Social Security Administration regulations. Social Security disability benefits may consist of cash payments and medical coverage.
Social Security Disability Insurance
Disabled people that are unable to work due to a physical or mental condition may be eligible for SSD benefits. Important factors in determining Social Security Disability Benefits include proof of serious disability and previous work experience.
Children of adults receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) may also be eligible to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, depending on the child's age and dependent status. If you are denied Social Security disability benefits, you have 60 days to file an appeal.
Social Security Disability Benefits if you are 50 Years or Older
If a person is under the age of 50 years old, eligibility requirements for Social Security disability benefits are different than for people from 50 to full retirement age.
Our social security disability attorney team understand the Social Security Disability system for applicants over 50-years-old. We fully understand how the SSD rules work and can help you obtain the social security disability benefits you deserve. Call us at 888-777-3884 for a FREE Consultation.
Social Security Disability Widow's Benefits
A disabled widow or widower can get Social Security disability benefits at age 50 if they meet the Social Security Disability requirements. This disability must have started prior to the death or within seven years after the death of the wage earner.
Social Security Disability Survivor's Benefits
- Social Security Disability Survivor's Benefits can be paid to certain members of the family if the deceased worker, paid Social Security taxes, and earned enough credits.
- Dependent parents at 62 or older.
- Unmarried children under 18, or up to age 19 if they are attending elementary or secondary school full-time. A child can receive benefits at any age if he or she was disabled before age 22 and remains disabled. Under certain circumstances, Social Security benefits can also be paid to stepchildren, grandchildren or adopted children.
- A widow/widower may receive benefits at any age if he or she takes care of the deceased's child under the age 16 or disabled who receives Social Security benefits.
- A widow/widower full benefits at full retirement age (currently age 65), or reduced benefits as early as age 60. A disabled widow/widower may receive benefits as early as age 50.
- A former spouse can receive benefits if the marriage lasted 10 years or more.
- A widow/widower cannot receive benefits if they remarry before the age of 60 (50 if disabled) unless the latter marriage ends, whether by death, divorce or annulment. However, remarriage after age 60 (50 if disabled) will not prevent payments on a former spouse's record.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits can be complex to understand. Let our experienced Social Security Disability attorneys help you. Contact us at 888-777-3884 for a FREE Consultation or fill out the evaluation form on the page.
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