Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits
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Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, is a benefits program that provides monthly disability income to those who have become seriously disabled and unable to work. Benefits are typically available only in cases involving severe continuing disabling conditions. In order to qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits, you must be disabled to the point that you can no longer do the type of work that you did before, you cannot adapt to another type of work, and your disability is likely to last for at least one year or even result in death. In some cases, a disabled person’s dependent spouse and/or children under the age of 18 may also be eligible for benefits based on his or her work and income history. The amount SSDI that you are entitled to receive on a monthly basis depends on your work and income history. The application process can sometimes be complicated and typically involves a variety of paperwork and perhaps interviews or hearings. For more information about qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits, contact an attorney in your area today.