What is Social Security Disability?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a wage or salary replacement income for those who have paid FICA taxes. SSDI also provides many benefits to family members when a primary wage earner in the family becomes disabled or dies. Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are payable to disabled workers, widows, widowers, and children or adults disabled since childhood who are otherwise eligible. SSDI is a safety net for citizens that most earn as taxpayers. If you believe you qualify for SSDI, please contact Disability Experts of Florida for a case review.

What Is Required To Receive SSDI?

There’s a misconception that SSDI is nearly impossible to get. In fact, we often meet people who most likely previously qualified but held off on applying for benefits. But the truth is, many people meet the requirements to receive SSDI and do not realize it.

Some Prerequisites for Receiving SSDI:

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), disability under Social Security is defined differently than other programs. SSA pays for total disability only. They do not pay for partial or short-term disability. Under SSA's rules, you are considered disabled if you meet the following requirements:

  • You cannot do the type of work that you did before
  • You have worked and paid into Social Security, earning satisfactory work credits
  • The SSA decides that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s)
  • Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death

If you have any questions about whether you qualify or not, fill out the form to the right or contact the advocates at Disability Experts of Florida to review your case point-by-point and help handle your SSD claim.

Can My Child Receive SSDI?

Social Security Disability Requirements for Children

SSD benefits are also available for children. Disability Experts of Florida can assist you in acquiring benefits for your child. For a child with a disability to receive Social Security Disability benefits after age 18, the following rules apply:

  • The disabling impairment must have started before age 22
  • They must meet the SSA's definition of disability for adults
  • One parent must be disabled, receiving social security benefits or deceased

Getting your child proper medical attention is the most important thing you can do for him or her. At Disability Experts of Florida, we have over 100 years of combined experience when it comes to dealing with the Social Security Administration. Our persistent professionals understand the intricacies and nuances of working with the SSA and have successfully navigated this process for thousands of clients.

We Can Help Your Child Get the Benefits He/She Deserves.

As you probably already know from dealing with the government, the requirements listed above aren't as simple as they sound. Successfully applying for SSD benefits can take a lot of time and effort due to government complexities. It can be stressful and time-consuming and can often leave you depressed or feeling hopeless. The compassionate advocates at Disability Experts of Florida can help set your mind at ease. We understand that, when it comes to the welfare of your child, there is absolutely nothing more important. Let us work for you to make sure your child receives everything he or she needs to thrive.

For SSDI benefits in BrandonDade CitySpring Hill and Lakelandcontact Disability Experts of Florida today to get started working on your case.