Social Security disability benefits are also sometimes referred to as SSD, Social Security disability insurance (SSDI), retirement, survivors and disability insurance (RSDI), disability insurance benefits (DIB), and Title II disability benefits. You may be eligible for one or more of the following classifications of Social Security disability benefits:
Generally if a person is unable to work full time due to a mental or physical condition which has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months, and enough work has been performed in the ten years just prior to the onset of disability, eligibility has been satisfied.
Generally if a widow or widower or surviving divorced spouse between the ages of 50 to 60 has a physical or mental condition, which stops them from working full time, they may be eligible for these benefits (there are other requirements – so feel free to call for a free consultation).
Also known as DAC benefits, these benefits are generally available to the child of a worker (who has paid into the system) who is 18 years old or older if the physical or mental condition began before the age of 22 and has stopped them from working full time (again, there are other requirements that must be met – feel free to call for a free consultation).
The rules for blindness are fairly complicated – call for a free consultation if you have questions in this regard.
The federal government created Social Security disability as program to protect workers and their spouses in case the worker becomes disabled. The worker’s children are also protected as they grow into adulthood, once the worker is disabled, deceased or reaches Social Security retirement age.
If you would like more information about any of the benefits noted above contact the law office of J.B. Bieske and Jennifer Alfonsi, Attorneys at Law. They have more than 42 years of combined experience winning thousands of SSD cases.
You have several ways to apply for Social Security disability benefits. If you retain a qualified Macomb County Social Security lawyer, he or she will be able to answer any of your questions regarding the application process.