Applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration can be a challenging process for recently disabled workers, especially if the disability makes otherwise normal daily activities difficult. Eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is based on a number of factors and applicants must be careful to follow specific procedures. Learning about the process will help make applying for benefits a little less painful. This section focuses on the process of applying for SSDI or SSI benefits, with articles about eligibility; application procedures; whether or not you need a representative; and related matters.
A guide to proving a disability when applying for SSDI or SSI benefits. In this article, you’ll find a number of tips on how to prove your disability, including keeping a detailed journal of your activities and keeping copies of your medical records.
A look at the eligibility requirements for Social Security disability. Lean how the SSA determines eligibility, how to prove your disability, how to get help with the SSA benefits application process, and more.
Social Security disability claims can be denied for a number of reasons. This article provides several reasons why your claim may be denied, including if your income is too high, you’ve been disabled for less than a year, and more.
Your disability onset date can affect your benefit pay period or even your eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits. Learn how to determine your onset date by reading this article.