For many people, one week without a paycheck can be difficult. And for most people who work for a living, missing a significant amount of time from work can cause severe financial hardship. Add to that a medical impairment or limitations, and the stress can seem overwhelming.
You may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if:
To qualify for SSDI under the Social Security Act, you must have a medical condition (physical or mental illness) and/or impairment or condition or a combination of two or more health issues that are so severe that singularly or in combination, they prevent you from performing any of the jobs that you have held in the past 15 years as a typical worker. Additionally, your health problems must prevent you from performing any other job generally available in the economy, taking into account your age, education and work experience.
These types of qualifying SSD medical impairments fall into the following categories:
You will be required to provide the Social Security Administration with medical documentation regarding your illness or impairment. Our skilled Social Security Disability attorney guides clients through this process.
Yes, they can. Children who qualify can receive SSI benefits. As with adult claims, if you are applying for benefits for a disabled child, you will need to provide medical evidence to prove the disability. You must also provide documentation of any diagnosed medical conditions and in the case of mental or behavioral disorders, any school and/or psychiatric records that will show that the child is disabled.