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Differences between SSD and SSI

People in Virginia who experience a disability or blindness that results in their inability to work and earn a living need to understand their options for financial assistance. Worker's compensation benefits may be available in some situations such as if a disability is related to an accident that happened at work. However, when these benefits are not options, people might be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance program benefits and possibly even benefits under the Supplemental Security Income program.

Do you qualify for Social Security disability benefits?

It's not inconceivable to think that at some point in your life, you may need a little bit of financial help. Social Security disability benefits, for example, can do a lot to help workers in Virginia like you who are at a disadvantage. But do you qualify for those benefits?

The outlook of social security benefits

On the surface, Social Security Disability Insurance is a path to quality health and personal protection. It is an option that millions of Americans choose to help them when their physical disabilities prevent them from working full-time, if at all. Yet the politics surrounding SSDI are changing. Could a Trump presidency mean a cut in funding for countless Virginians in need of assistance?

Disability benefits for disabled adult children

Many residents in Virginia have children who are unable to work at a level sufficient to support themselves as adults. These situations may be related to medical conditions such as cerebral palsy or other developmental delays. Injuries sustained in accidents may leave people with brain damage or other physical limitations. Regardless of the reason, it may be important for you to know that your Social Security disability benefits may be able to provide income to your adult child who is disabled. 

Go to jail and lose your Social Security benefits

It often takes many months to a few or more years for a Virginia resident to win a Social Security disability claim. After putting in the time and effort to prove a beneficiary meets the eligibility requirements for SSD or Supplemental Security Income, the last thing a beneficiary will want is to lose access to those benefits.

Eligibility factors for Social Security disability benefits

An injury may leave you wondering how you will support yourself and your loved ones in Virginia. The Social Security Administration has a process for deciding if you qualify for disability benefits, and we at the law firm of Ronald E. Smith, P.C., have an in-depth understanding of the information needed for an approval.

Social Security disability and the earned credits requirement

Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, like other insurances, is a paid-for insurance benefit. Becoming insured under this program requires that Virginia workers meet multiple criteria. One of those criteria involves that the individual be a worker in a job that provides for Social Security taxation on income and that the individual works so for a sufficient number of years.

Ronald E. Smith, P.C.

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