The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) offers financial assistance to individuals with disabilities primarily through two programs:
Disabled veterans who were injured while serving in the military may be eligible for both VA benefits as well as Social Security disability benefits. Each of these types of benefits is available separately.
Do you expect to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in the near future? If so, you should be aware that the SSDI application and process is oftentimes a complex task—potentially requiring you to gather evidence, complete paperwork, attend hearings, and more.
Luckily, it is not a task that you need to complete on your own. An SSDI attorney can help you navigate the process.
Perhaps you are reluctant to hire a disability lawyer for an understandable reason: You’re not sure you can afford one.
If you cannot work for at least 12 months due to a disabling condition, you may be considered disabled by the SSA. This means you may qualify for disability benefits which will help you shoulder the financial hardship due to the fact that you are too disabled to go to work and, thereby, meet your everyday financial needs.
April is esophageal cancer awareness month. Even though esophageal cancer is considered to be a rare cancer it affects almost 4 in every 100,000 people. If you have esophageal cancer and can’t work any longer you can apply for Social Security disability benefits.
The money from disability benefits can help you pay for living expenses like housing, food, and utilities or for medical expenses that aren’t covered by insurance. If you have worked before but can’t work now and you expect that you won’t be able to work for at least a year you can apply for disability benefits.