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Understanding Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income is an important benefit to be familiar with that those who need it most may not always understand. It is an important alternative to Social Security disability benefits for people who may not qualify for Social Security disability benefits but are badly in need of those benefits to meet their daily needs.

For adults and children who suffer from a disabling medical condition but lack the work history necessary to qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, Supplemental Security Income is an option to consider. Unlike Social Security disability benefits, work history is not required to qualify for Supplemental Security Income. SSD benefits are available to disabled individuals who have worked and paid into the system for a certain period of time.

Can an attorney help me speed up my appeal time?

It's no secret that if a Mobile, Alabama, resident files a request for disability benefits, then they are in for a long wait. There is still a backlog of cases that can mean a person will have to wait months or even years before they have the opportunity to explain why they are entitled to benefits.

Having an attorney help with one's application for Social Security disability benefits can, under the right facts and circumstances, help a person get through the process of having a hearing in front of an administrative law judge more quickly.

Retirement age for SSD benefits, regular Social Security differs

As Alabama residents, family members and friends begin to approach retirement age, we start to think more about retirement benefits and financial options. For those who are not suffering from a debilitating injury or illness, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are not usually on their mind. However, if one does have an injury that makes it difficult or impossible to work, Social Security Disability Benefits for injuries should be on their radar.

This is because retirement age, or the age in which a person is able to receive the maximum benefit, differs between the different Social Security benefits. For Social Security benefits for retirement age, the well-known retirement age is 65.

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