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SSD cost estimates lower than anticipated

After 35 years of steady growth, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) rates are expected to drop for Ohioans and the rest of the country. However, this may not guarantee a rosy future for SSDI recipients or applicants according to a recently-released report from the Social Security Trustees.

Social Security Disability and retirement benefits

Approximately one in six Americans collect some form of Social Security each month. In addition to retirement benefits, the Social Security Administration offers other benefits, such as Social Security Disability insurance. For recipients, understanding and selecting the proper benefit program may be important for financial security.

How can you prove your disability to the SSA?

Cincinnati residents who have become disabled and are unable to work will likely consider applying to the Social Security Administration to be approved to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. However, some may be deterred by what they perceive to be a difficult application process - one in which an estimated 60 percent of applicants for SSD benefits are denied. But, with the right approach and the right information at hand, applicants can get through the process successfully.

Social Security Disability benefits for mental conditions

When most Cincinnati residents think of someone who is receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, they likely think in terms of a physical disability. However, individuals who suffer from mental conditions can also receive SSD benefits.

What is the SSD "Disability Determination Process?"

Ohio residents who are injured or ill and cannot work may be eligible to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance. However, in doing so, these individuals will need to go through the Social Security Administration's Disability Determination Process. So, what is the "Disability Determination Process?"

Applicants for SSD benefits must deal with backlog

Ohio residents are not likely to have heard many good things in the news in recent years about Social Security benefits in general, and Social Security Disability Insurance in particular. Most of the time the news is all "doom and gloom" about the potential availability of benefits. While not everything we hear on television or read in the news is completely accurate, our readers should know that there can be challenges to overcome when applying for SSD benefits.

The inability to work is the key to SSD benefits

When many people think about the possibility of securing Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, they might be focused on their physical or mental health condition. Of course, the actual disability in question is important to the ultimate decision of whether or not an Ohio resident will receive SSD benefits. But, as a recent article pointed out, there is another crucial factor: the disability must be significant enough that the applicant is unable to maintain gainful employment.

Addressing problems with the SSD benefits application process

"Look before you leap" is a common expression our readers have likely heard before. This concept is perhaps never truer than when it comes to applying for Social Security Disability benefits. As many Cincinnati residents probably know, applying for SSD benefits can oftentimes be a complex initiative to undergo, requiring hours of research and careful attention to detail when filling out the application itself.

What you need to know before applying for SSD benefits

Suffering from a disability can be challenging for someone who has worked their entire life. All of a sudden, you can't go to work anymore, and you are unsure of how you will support yourself and your family. Fortunately, qualified workers can apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Even though the application process is rigorous, Ohio residents shouldn't be intimidated, as long as they know the basics about applying.

Pursuing SSD benefits through application and appeal

Many people in Ohio who are dealing with a debilitating disability may be dissuaded from applying for Social Security Disability benefits when they hear the oft-repeated claims about just how hard it can be to be approved to receive these benefits. But anyone who might be eligible for SSD benefits should remember that, with the right approach, many applications for benefits are approved. In other cases, even if an appeal of an initial denial is required, approval may come later.

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