SS disability benefits continue for as long as a person is disabled. However, there are some circumstances under which they may stop paying those benefits.
Many people apply for SSDI each year, but only 35% of initial applications are approved which means 65% of applications are initially denied.
The Social Security Administration added a new impairment listing in 2017 under which a person with PTSD may qualify for Social Security Benefits.
What happens if you are injured suddenly or contract a serious illness and are unable to work for an extended period of time? What should you do first?
There are differences in eligibility requirements, application process, and compensation, but perhaps the most important distinction is the way the two agencies define “disability.”
The SSA recognizes systemic sclerosis as an impairment but to be eligible for disability benefits you must be able to provide medical documentation that you meet their definition.