Do you have a disability that prevents you from working? Then, you may be able to receive Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits. This program is designed to offer financial assistance if you are disabled and meet specific criteria.
Most people need to work to support themselves and their families. If a disability prevents you from earning an income, it can cause serious financial distress. Social Security disability benefits, both in the form of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) exist to provide a financial lifeline to those in need.
When you file for Social Security disability benefits or Social Security survivor benefits, your work can affect your monthly compensation. As simply explained by the Social Security Administration (SSA), “if you’re younger than full retirement age, and earn more than certain amounts, your benefits will be reduced.” Here, our Chicago metro Social Security disability lawyer Harold W. Conick provides a more thorough explanation of how Social Security income limits affect returning to the workplace.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides financial protection to people who have qualifying disabilities. If your disability or medical condition improves, you may want to consider going back to the workplace. This raises an important question: Will I automatically lose my Social Security disability benefits if I return to work? The answer is ‘it depends’ — in some cases, you may be eligible for a trial work period. In this post, attorney Harold W. Conick offers a brief guide to your rights if you are preparing to return to work.
Before you qualify for Social Security disability benefits, the SSA must determine you are no longer capable of doing the work you previously did and that you cannot reasonably be expected to be re-trained into a new position.
The Social Security Disability and the Veterans Disability Benefits are two different types of benefits suited to different individuals. The SSD or SSDI is a program designed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSD and VA are completely different programs, which will be further explained.