What is Social Security disability?

There are few safety nets in life. Often when people in California suffer from a debilitating illness or injury, they could spend the rest of their lives unable to work and support themselves. While daunting, there are some people with disabilities who qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.

Most people in the United States spend a great deal of their adult lives working to support themselves. Many of these workers pay Social Security taxes, which can earn them coverage benefits. These benefits can help provide for workers who are disabled and their dependents.

Unfortunately, even those who paid Social Security taxes may struggle to be approved for the benefits that they deserve and need. Under the Social Security Act, a person is determined to be disabled if he or she is unable to work because of a condition that is expected to last at least one year or that will result in the person’s death. In addition to being unable to work in the same capacity as they previously did, they must also be unable to adapt to new employment to qualify for such benefits.

For a large number of people who are disabled, Social Security benefits are the bulk of their income. Without them, they might face extreme difficulties ensuring that even their basic needs are met. Unfortunately, those who need these benefits may feel physically unable to go through the process that has stringent requirements for success. Fortunately, there are experienced professionals who can help those in California who need these benefits with an initial request or an appeal of a denial.

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