If the Social Security Administration determines that you qualify for disability, benefits may also be available for certain members of your family, such as your spouse or children.
The heart of the matter is whether or not the applicant can "sustain" their work. In this article, we break down what that means, and provide three examples of common impairments.
Although you may experience serious medical problems that impact your ability to work, there are non-medical reasons that can prevent you from receiving benefits; we explain a few examples in this article.
An individual’s “date last insured” establishes the period of coverage during which an individual must prove that they became disabled.
In certain situations, a person who has applied for disability can remain eligible even if they have engaged in work activity following the onset of their disabling impairments. Here, we'll discuss some examples, including the Trial Work Period.
In making a decision on your claim, Social Security will determine your maximum Residual Functional Capacity, or RFC.
The process of being awarded SSDI benefits can take quite some time, and it is often an attractive option to take so-called “early retirement” from Social Security at age 62.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits can be a long process, taking up to two or even three years from the time you submit your initial application until the time you are given an opportunity to present your case to a judge.
It's easy to get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) confused. We'll break down the key differences, clearly and simply, in this article.
When a family member is incarcerated, serving time in prison, the entire family may suffer intense emotional and financial pressure related to the loss of that person to the state until they can be reunited. But, incarceration is not a reason to give up on SSDI.