In order to first apply and be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, a person must be considered “disabled” under the conditions listed by the Social Security Administration. Once these terms are met, a person may be able to receive all or some of the benefits that the SSA offers.
The following are several types of benefits awarded by the Social Security Administration.
Supplemental Security Income
Many people who are partially disabled or unable to provide enough income to support their family may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income. This is a type of benefit that is paid based off of the current income by a potential recipient.
Social Security Disability Insurance
This type of benefit is for those who have worked a certain number of years while paying into Social Security taxes. A person must meet this requirement before applying, and must be disabled.
Disabled Widows, Widowers or Surviving Divorced Spouses Benefits
This type of benefit is awarded to a person meets certain requirements, including an age requirement. For a person to receive financial benefits, the spouse must have been insured at their place of employment.
The final two types of Social Security Disability benefits include Childhood Disability benefits and Child’s Disability and SSI. Childhood Disability benefits are generally paid to a person over the age of 18 and will be based upon the income of a parent. Child’s Disability and SSI are for those children under the age of 18 that are disabled or blind, or have family members that meet the criteria in terms of income.
If you are seeking disability benefits through a federal agency such as the Social Security Administration, call a Raleigh personal injury lawyer from the Whitley Law Firm today. We can explain your rights and help you file a claim, or an appeal for a denied claim. Contact us today!