There are differences in eligibility requirements, application process, and compensation, but perhaps the most important distinction is the way the two agencies define “disability.”
Many people who apply for disability benefits suffer from more than one illness or injury which combined leaves them unable to work.
Filing a disability claim with the SSA involves navigating a sea of unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. It is always helpful to have a quick reference or “cheat sheet” handy when reading through instructions and forms.
H.R. 4547: Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018. Welcome news for disabled individuals, providing critical protection of their Social Security benefits.
The Social Security Administration has a growing backlog of hearings and increased case processing times causing the public to wait longer for decisions.
The SSA will periodically examine aspects of your life to determine whether you still qualify for benefits and that the amount of those benefits is correct.