The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees programs such as Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs. These two are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. Social Security Disability (SSD) provides certain benefits to those who are eligible that can help individuals supplement their income after experiencing a catastrophic injury.
The benefits covered by SSD include periodic income payments, enrollment in Medicare coverage, and Ticket to Work employment training. Most SSD recipients receive between $700 and $1,700 per month; the total amount depends on each individual. The calculations are based off what you’ve paid to Social Security in taxes, called “covered earnings.” Your average covered earnings over a period of time is known as your average indexed monthly earnings (AIME), which added to a formula that determines how much income you will receive through SSD.
In order to qualify, you must be age 18 or older, must not be currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record, must be unable to work because of a medical condition expected to last at least 12 months or result in death, and must not have been denied disability benefits in the last 60 days.
It can be somewhat complicated to apply for SSD benefits if you are unfamiliar with the process. If you need assistance applying or have been denied benefits due to a clinical error, let our skilled Richmond SSD attorneys help. Harbison & Kavanagh believe knowledge, experience, and preparation is key in approaching any case. We have represented thousands of clients in SSD cases throughout Virginia. Let us use our more than 40 years of legal experience to help you get the benefits you deserve.
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