Some of our readers may know that nearly two-thirds of all Social Security Disability Insurance claims are initially denied by the Social Security Administration. With millions of Americans already enjoying benefits to aid them with their disabilities, the Social Security Administration must be stringent and make certain that only applicants who truly qualify and meet the specific guidelines are accepted into the program.
Within the Social Security Administration's programs, there are two common types of benefits for individuals with disabilities: Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income. Although they are similar in name and both are run by the Social Security Administration, they are two very different programs.
As many Americans may know, the United States government is not always good at maintaining a viable and sustaining budget. Unfortunately, such oversights have led to major budget deficits in numerous areas, including the Department of the Interior, Medicare and Medicaid and the Social Security Administration. This may ultimately affect current recipients of Social Security benefits, or those in the application process, but not for awhile at the very least.
During the application process for Social Security Disability Insurance, your onset date will need to be determined by the Social Security Administration. Although your SSDI payments, if approved, are not retroactive to your onset date but rather your application date, there are a few reasons why this date must be determined.
If you are disabled and expected to miss at least one year of work, or if your illness or injury is considered terminal, you may be considering applying for Social Security Disability Benefits. There are a lot of rumors out there about the application process and the program itself. It is important to get the story straight and separate the facts from the fiction.