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It is a common fact of life that it is not easy for most people to ask for help. it can even be even harder if they were used to being financially independent and the breadwinner of their household, but an unexpected injury has left them unable to do that anymore. An adult who has worked their whole life, now suddenly unable to take care of themselves and unable to work, may find this new phase of their life frustrating and lonely, but it doesn't have to be.

What qualifies you for SSD benefits?

No one expects it. A sudden accident causes one to suffer serious injuries. These injuries significantly impact the victim's ability to function and even care for him or herself. Additionally, this poses challenges when it comes to maintaining a job. When a person suffers a debilitating injury in an accident, he or she could be determined temporarily or permanently disabled. This could qualify the injured party for Social Security disability benefits.

How many work credits do I need to qualify for SSD benefits?

Social Security Disability benefits are based on a person's earnings and their work history. This year, in 2018, a person must have earned $1,320 to receive one credit and a person can earn a maximum of 4 work credits per year. So how many credits must one have earned in order to qualify for SSD benefits? This depends on the applicant's age and the type of benefit one is applying for.

Can I appeal a denied claim?

One of the most common phrases repeated time after time regarding Social Security Disability benefits is the fact that most initial applications are denied. Less often repeated is the fact that when a Social Security Disability claim is denied, the applicant has the right to appeal the denial and there are various levels of appeal that can be utilized. Additionally, California residents may be surprised to hear that most appeals are successful.

Experienced counsel can facilitate SSD application

Many times people feel that the system is working against them-paperwork for federal programs seems never-ending and complicated and it is commonly accepted that most people are rejected when they file for Social Security Disability benefits for the first time. When one already has limited financial resources and a disability preventing them from earning a stable income and enjoying life, it can seem even more frustrating and that the tiles are stacked against one.

A brain injury could qualify for SSD benefits

Most forms of injuries have a significant impact on the person suffering from the injury and often limit their ability to function normally as they recover. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can be even more traumatic as it prevents a person from not only being unable to take care of himself or herself but it could also affect their ability to communicate with others. The symptoms depend largely on the type of injury sustained and the severity of the injury, but it could range from being unable to dress oneself to being unable to work.

Will qualifying for SSD become more difficult in 2018?

For those receiving Social Security Disability benefits and those intending to apply for them in 2018, October is a month of reckoning. The Social Security Disability Administration often changes the federal regulations around SSD benefits around the middle of the month and whether it is advantageous or not, it represents a change in the laws that people have just begun to understand. Some of the anticipated changes for 2018 are explained below, but it is important to keep in mind that this is just an overview and not to be considered legal advice.

Can I receive SSD benefits for PTSD?

It is an unfortunate fact of life that people witness traumatic events on a daily basis-a situation that causes extreme stress, helplessness or fear within the person viewing the event. Many people recover from this trauma over time, but a number of people experience debilitating symptoms of a disorder known as post-traumatic-stress-disorder and cannot perform day to day functions anymore.

Residual functional capacity in assessment of mental disorders

When a San Diego resident files a claim for Social Security disability benefits based on a medical or mental disease or disorder they must substantiate their claim with evidence. They may have to submit to evaluation in order to prove that their condition prevents them from earning an income and for each individual the process may take a different path. For individuals who file benefits claims based on mental disorders the determination of their residual functional capacities will determine if benefits will be offered.