Social Security disability are oftentimes essential benefits to help disabled individuals with their everyday needs. When those benefits are being reviewed, it can create many understandable concerns for the disabled individual which is why they should be prepared for what to expect from the review process.
There are two primary components of qualify for Social Security disability benefits (SSD). Applicants for disability benefits must meet the work history requirement and also suffer from a medical condition that is so severe that it prevents them from working, rendering them disabled, and is expected to last 12 months or longer or result in death.
It can be frustrating when your physical condition prevents you from working, supporting your Alabama family and enjoying life as you did in the past. This can be especially true for individuals who have progressive illnesses that can eventually leave them disabled, such as multiple sclerosis. MS can rob you of your ability to hold gainful employment and earn a living wage.
Good news for those receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. It was recently announced that both benefits are scheduled to go up. The Social Security Administration announced that benefits for both programs will increase by 2.8 percent during the next year. The increase is thanks to an automatic cost of living adjustment that is based on inflation and mandated by law.
Disabled veterans may be able to receive Social Security Disability benefits at the same time they receive disability through the Veteran's Administration (VA). VA benefits are available to military veterans who suffered a disability while on active duty. Social Security Disability benefits are available to disabled individuals who are unable to work because of a disability and also meet necessary work history requirements.