If you have an illness, disease, or medical condition that prevents you from working, or suffer from blindness, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can help provide financial support to you and your family, but you may be wondering what SSD benefits cover and the amount of compensation you can expect to receive. At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, our national Social Security Disability benefits lawyers are here to help you get the answers you need to plan for your financial future.
Understanding different types of SSD coverage can be challenging. Our national Social Security attorneys handle SSD cases every day, and we can help you understand the SSD benefits owed to you. With attorneys across the United States, we’re able to help you no matter where you live. Contact our legal team to get help with your SSD claim or appeal today.
SSD functions as an insurance program for disabled workers who paid into the Social Security system each year via income taxes, and benefits are based on the amount of credits—or quarters of coverage—you pay into the system. The amount of income required to earn one credit is adjusted regularly as average wages increase, and a maximum of four credits can be earned per year. To find the most up-to-date SSD credit income requirements, visit the SSA’s Quarter of Coverage page.
The number of credits needed to qualify for benefits varies depending on your age at the time of becoming disabled:
The SSA offers benefits calculators you can use to determine approximate SSD benefit amounts, however if your claim is approved, the actual amount of benefits you get may vary.
If you’re approved for Social Security Disability benefits, you will automatically be enrolled in Medicare after receiving benefits for two years. Your Medicare coverage will include:
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, our national Social Security Disability benefit lawyers can help ensure you get all of the compensation you’re owed. We assist thousands of Americans every year, and we’re here to put our knowledge to work for you. So don’t wait—contact our legal team today.
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