SSA assists those with disabilities. The main programs are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The main difference is that SSDI is for those who have worked and paid Social Security taxes on their earning, and SSI is for those who are low income. While these two programs are different, the medical requirements are the same.
Information Needed to Apply
It is essential to gather the proper information when applying for Social Security Disability Benefits. SSA requires information about you (name, date of birth, Social Security number, etc.), information about your medical condition (name, phone, address of someone to contact who knows about your condition, and detailed information about your medical illnesses and injuries, or conditions). SSA also requires information about your work, including but not limited to, the amount of money you made, employers, a list of jobs that you worked in the last 15 years before you became unable to work, and information about any workers’ compensation benefits you filed, or intend to file for.
Advantages of Applying Online
SSA allows you to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits on their website, www.ssa.gov. There are certain advantages to applying for Social Security Disability Benefits online, like starting your claim immediately and being able to stop and return to your saved application.
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