Social Security Disability
Social Security includes an insurance system designed to help with specified financial hardships before retirement age. If you are unable to work due to a disease or injury, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits regardless of your age. But claims are not always approved, and if you have a valid Social Security disability case, you may need an attorney. You and your dependent children may be due thousands of dollars in past benefits.
What Is Social Security Disability Insurance?
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is an insurance program for workers who become unable to work. It is administered by the Federal Social Security Administration (“SSA”), funded both by “FICA” tax withheld from workers’ pay and by employer contributions, and pays qualifying disabled workers both cash and health care benefits. Workers who have worked and paid FICA tax for at least 5 of the 10 years prior to the date they become disabled typically are eligible to apply for SSDI benefits. Younger workers may also be eligible, with fewer years of work.