How Do I Get Social Security Disability?

If you are unable to work due to a serious illness or impairment, then you may be wondering how you can get Social Security Disability benefits and what to expect during the process. For many, the application process can seem like a daunting prospect because while millions of Americans may apply each year, only about one-third of applications are initially approved. Generally speaking, the Social Security Administration (SSA) pays monthly benefits to people who are not able to work for a year or longer due to a disability. It is important for you, as an applicant, to understand how the process works, who qualifies, and what the Social Security Administration consider a disability, if you hope to have a successful application. First of all, you must have worked long enough and recently enough under the Social Security system in order to qualify for benefits. The SSA determines who qualifies based on work credits, which are awarded based on wages or self-employment income. You…

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