Types of Social Security Disability Benefits

Disability Benefits

When You Become Disabled

Adjusting your lifestyle because you’ve suffered a disability is not easy. That challenge is made worse by the financial burden you bear when you’re unable to return to work. And if your family has always relied on you as the primary provider, your disability negatively impacts them, too.

It’s time to take advantage of the benefits you’ve earned. If you have been regularly employed and paying into the Social Security system, then you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

Who is Eligible

Any worker who becomes disabled and meets the medical qualifications is be eligible for benefits if they worked for a specific period of time in covered employment. Additionally, the spouse of a disabled worker, who has a child under age 16 in his or her care, or who is at least 62 years of age, may be eligible to receive disability benefits. This also applies to a divorced spouse if the marriage lasted at least 10 years.

Children of disabled workers must meet certain criteria to be eligible for benefits. The child must be a minor child (under the age of 18), or an adult disabled child under the age of 22, or a high school student under the age of 19.

Types of Benefits

Disability benefits available through the Social Security Administration include both Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

The amount of SSD benefits you receive is determined using several factors, including your age, how many years you worked, and the amount of money you paid into the Social Security system. The maximum amount you can receive in SSI payments is $710 per month, assuming you live independently and are not receiving financial support from your family members.

Because there are many variables that you may be unaware of when it come to obtaining the correct level of benefits, it is always best to discuss your financial situation with an attorney who specializes in SSD and SSID claims – and to do so prior to applying for benefits.

Why Thurswell Law?

At Thurwell Law, we have attained a high level of expertise in Social Security law. We have many years of experience handling situations like yours, and we know what it takes to optimize your chances of collecting the benefits you deserve. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 248-354-2222. We are here to help.

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