“Statistics have shown that American workers have a 30% chance of becoming disabled before they reach their age of retirement.” – U.S. Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration pays benefits to people who are unable to work because of a significant physical impairment that 1) is expected last for at least one year or 2) is expected to result in death.
This section of the website provides information and background on the Social Security disability benefits program (often referred to as “SSD”, “SSDI”, “Social Security Disability”, or simply “Social Security Benefits”). The site discusses who is eligible to receive benefits, and how to apply for benefits.
This information is intended to give a broad overview of the program and isn’t meant to answer all of your questions. If you have questions about Social Security law and how it may affect your chance of being found to be disabled, you should certainly contact a qualified Social Security attorney. Our office is fully staffed and prepared to talk to you about your Social Security claim. Simply call us, toll-free at (702) 707-2222 and we will be happy to help you with your case.
The Social Security Administration pays benefits through two different programs: 1) the disability insurance benefits program (discussed in this section of the site), and 2) the Supplemental Security Income program (also called “SSI”). For more information about SSI benefits, click here.