The blog recently discussed the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits through the compassionate allowances list which can receive expedited claims processing. Because Social Security disability benefits can be challenging to obtain, and the process can be long, it is helpful to be generally familiar with the process regardless of how the disabled individual is applying for benefits.
The statistics say that one in four Americans will become disabled before the age of 67 which means that a quarter of Americans may need help that Social Security disability benefits can provide. Disabled individuals will need to meet disability requirements including that they suffer from a medical condition that is expected to last for 12 months or longer or result in death that prevents them from working to earn a living.
To qualify for Social Security disability, the disabled individual must suffer from a disability that is severe enough that it prevents them from being able to do any type of work or engage in gainful activity. In addition, that disabled applicant must meet work history requirements to have paid into the system to receive Social Security disability insurance. There are different methods of applying, including online, over the phone or in person. The disabled applicant should be prepared to provide their medical records and should be familiar with the application process.
Social Security disability benefits can help disabled individuals and their families with their daily needs and expenses. As a result, disabled individuals and their families should be familiar with the entire process of applying for Social Security disability benefits.