The Social Security Administration is responsible for administering a variety of government benefits programs, one of which involves supplemental security income. Supplemental security income may be available to San Diego residents who have limited incomes and who suffer from qualifying disabilities or qualify due to age. This post will discuss some of the requirements that individuals must meet to qualify for supplemental security income, though readers who wish to pursue this benefits program are encouraged to discuss their eligibility with attorneys who work in the Social Security benefits field of law.
California residents, like other residents across the country, are hard working individuals who probably would like to keep working until they are physically unable to do so anymore. They take pride in their work and the ability to provide for themselves. Which is probably why a disability setting them back can be so upsetting. It can significantly cut short their ability to earn and provide for themselves and their independence.
Eligibility for Social Security benefits depends upon two things - a medical condition that lasts more than 12 months and an inability to complete work. Understanding what is meant by an inability to work is very important because if the person reviewing the application determines that the applicant is able to engage in substantial gainful activity, he or she will be denied SSD benefits.