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Different disability benefits available through Social Security

Social Security Disability resources are an important option for disabled individuals. Disabled individuals may become disabled in a variety of different ways, including in the workplace. Social Security offers two options to disabled individuals to help them with their daily costs of living after they have become disabled and unable to work. Both disabled individuals and their family members should be familiar with disability options and the disability benefits available.

How does the SSA determine if a Florida worker is disabled?

There are government-assistant programs aimed at taking care of our country's residents who are otherwise unable to care for themselves and their families. These programs vary by condition and location. However, one potential benefit offered to the taxpaying Floridian is Social Security disability benefits. These benefits are available to most of-age workers who contributed an appropriate amount to social security and are in face, disabled. What does the Social Security Administration consider disabled you ask?

Submit an SSD claim correctly the first time

In the American legal system, if a person doesn't like the outcome of their legal decision, they most often have the means to appeal the decision. This appeals process does apply in most cases in which Florida citizens seek Social Security Disability benefits. However, while an appeal might take more time and effort than one had bargained for. The national average wait time for appealing a SSDI decision is currently 583 days to get in front of an administrative law judge.

Seeking Social Security Disability benefits can be worthwhile

The average worker puts in decades of work before they hit the age of retirement. All of those years of work are most often partially contributing paycheck by paycheck to a social security fund. Social Security is broken down into categories, one of which covers workers who have contributed to social security and can no longer seek or hold employment due to injury or illness.

Who is eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits?

If a person has suffered an injury or illness and it has affected their ability to work for a prolonged period of time, they may start to consider their options. Since putting in hours at a person's typical job is out of the question at this point, how does one put food on the table? If a person has worked the appropriate amount of time in a job that contributed to Social Security, they may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

Social Security Disability benefits and workers' compensation

Florida residents who suffer an injury while working and receive workers' compensation might not know that they may also be able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. However, when a person is disabled and seeking these benefits, it is important to understand how receiving workers' compensation benefits might have an influence on the what is received through Social Security Disability. The Social Security Administration has certain criteria as to whether the amount the person can receive is affected by workers' compensation. Knowing these regulations and the percentages is important.

Traumatic brain injuries cause serious disabilities to workers

The serious and catastrophic effects of head injuries has recently been under a national spotlight following the ongoing battle between retired football players and the National Football League, or NFL. To address the situation, additional rules and penalties have been created to help protect the well-being of the professional players. While the NFL can be applauded for their recent efforts, their failure to address the situation in the past has led to much scrutiny for the league.

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