Daily Finance, a website dedicated to financial savings news recently had an interesting story about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and facts that every American should know. Many of the items brought up in the piece can be found on our Social Security FAQ page, but we are going to review them briefly again.
The story indicated that 59 million Americans would receive Social Security benefits this year, with roughly 11 million getting SSDI. “Disability benefits can be even more valuable than retirement benefits,” Daily Finance reported. “You can plan for retirement (and you probably are planning for it) but you can’t predict when an injury or illness might leave you unable to work, and sorely in need of financial support.”
Among the facts the site discussed:
- To qualify for disability benefits, you must have worked a minimum length of time and have credits.
- The Social Security Administration uses a strict definition when it comes to the word disability, as your condition must be expected to last for longer than a year or result in death.
- Your benefit amount will depend on your work history and your earnings.
- You will automatically receive Social Security retirement benefits if you receive SSDI, once you reach the retirement age.
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Troutman Touts: If a person can engage in “substantial gainful activities”, then the SSA will not deem he or she disabled.