Understanding Social Security Disability Insurance and how it works

Understanding Social Security Disability Insurance and how it works

On Behalf of | Mar 17, 2023 | Social Security Disability |

If you have worked in California and you were injured, perhaps you can’t work anymore or you can’t work in the way that you worked before. There are many types of possible injuries that can occur while you are working, both physical and mental. If this type of situation applies to you, you may be able to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) disability payments.

In order for you to qualify as having a disability, you must be incapable of performing significant work as a result of an injury whose source is either physical or mental. Additionally, the injury has to have been with you for the last 12 months or be expected to eventually cause you to pass away.

Do I have to pay for Social Security Disability Insurance before my injury?

For you to be eligible for SSDI after your injury, you must have contributed to Social Security. How much you will receive in benefits depends on your income while you were working. If it is determined that you are eligible for SSI benefits, you might also be able to receive state supplemental payments (SSPs).

You can apply for benefits through Social Security office and if you have one or more children with disabilities, you can apply for benefits on their behalf as well. If you apply for benefits and your claim is denied, you can appeal the decision. The appeal process may be complicated at times so it is wise to seek the advice of a California SSDI claims denial lawyer, who can help you get through the process.

If you are in a situation in which you are not able to work as a result of an injury that you got at work, you may need help to obtain the benefits that you need (and that are coming to you) so that you can have a good life for you and your family. Although you have been injured, you still need to provide for your family and for yourself, put food on the table, and pay your bills.

If your claim has been denied, you have a right to appeal the denial and you have a right to those benefits, which you paid into for so many years. Being guided by an experienced SSDI lawyer may turn your case around for the better so that you can start to receive the benefits that you need and that you deserve.