Millions of Americans are, on a daily basis, dealing with the inability to work due to a disability. For many of these people, the disability is due to a severe illness, such as cancer or heart disease. The illness leaves them unable to work in the capacity they did all their lives, or in any other role. But, there are just as many other disabled Americans who arrived at their present physical limitations because they suffered an injury of some kind. For some, it was in fact a work-related injury, so not only will the person not be able to return to work, work was the cause of their physical condition.
Fortunately for Los Angeles residents who have suffered an injury, pursuing Social Security Disability benefits is an option for them as well. A person who is unable to return to work because of their physical disability will most likely be facing significant financial hardship, even if they are receiving workers’ compensation or some other form of injury-related financial assistance. For these injured workers, the fact is that they have been paying into a system in the form of SSD benefits that is in place when they need it the most.
SSD benefits aren’t just some “hand-out” from the federal government. These benefits are the result of the millions of dollars that workers throughout America pay in with every paycheck. Most workers, if they are part of the workforce for a long enough period of time, will qualify for SSD benefits from a work credit standpoint.
However, as our readers who are familiar with previous posts here know, the work credits aspect of SSD benefits is only half of the equation. The application for benefits must show that the disability is medically verifiable. At our law firm, we help our clients with every aspect of an application for SSD benefits. For more information, please visit the Social Security Disability benefits overview section of our website.