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Helping you acquire the SSD benefits you need

Unless you were born with a disabling condition, no one ever expects to acquire a disability later in life. Nonetheless, many Americans become disabled due to a serious injury or illness. This can put an individual in quite a predicament because they are no longer able to live life as they once did. Additionally, they are unable to return to work, which can present many financial challenges.

Are Social Security Disability benefits taxable?

Believe it or not, it is getting close to tax season yet again. For most people, getting their taxes filled out and filed might come with a big tax refund. For others, the news might not be as good. The one thing we all have in common in America is that we all, for the most part, have to go through this annual routine. However, those who receive Social Security Disability benefits may be thinking, are SSD benefits taxable?

Know what medical evidence you will need for SSD benefits

Many people will, at some point in life, find themselves disabled and facing a complete inability to work. These people will be searching for answers, chief among which might be "How will I support myself and my family financially"? If you are unable to work and earn an income, the answer to this question might not be all that easy. That is where Social Security Disability comes in.

Mental illness and Social Security Disability

It is often believed that Social Security Disability benefits are only reserved for certain physical disabilities. However, mental disorders and illnesses can also cause serious disability in individuals and can also qualify them for benefits. While it may be difficult to win a claim based on mental illnesses, being approved can be more likely when you know how the process works and what type of evidence you need to provide in support of your claim. 

Can family members receive SSD benefits based on your record?

Our readers in Los Angeles who are familiar with previous posts here know that certain people who qualify may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. But, what they may not know is that family members may be able to claim benefits based on an applicant's work history as well. How can family members claim Social Security Disability benefits?

Why the right help is so important when applying for SSD benefits

Facing a disability, whether mental or physical, can be difficult for any Los Angeles resident. For those who are dealing with a mental disability, the issue may have developed over a period of years into an issue that is so serious that the individual is unable to work any longer. Counseling sessions and medication might help, but sometimes these individuals simply cannot overcome the symptoms of their mental illness and participate in the workforce.

Social Security Disability has helped many Americans for 60 years

Government programs can get a lot of negative press coverage, which sometimes makes it difficult to see that these programs actually do help millions of Americans. In the case of Social Security Disability, it is a program that has been around for 60 years.

Once approved, will you receive SSD benefits for previous months?

Our Los Angeles readers know that the application process for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can take quite a bit of time to complete. First, there is the process of gather all of the documentation that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will need to review, as well as filling out the initial application. Then, once the initial application is submitted, it can take a few months for the SSA to complete the initial review process. From there, applicants can expect to either be approved or denied for SSD benefits.

Critical factors in processing your application for SSD benefits

When a Los Angeles resident finally submits a complete initial application for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, it can probably feel like a large part of the ordeal is done. However, the reality is that even after all of the hard work of gathering information and documents for the application, the submission of the application is just the starting point. Federal regulations require a rigorous screening of applications by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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