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There are two federally funded programs that provide disability payments: the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. These programs could be critical to many individuals and families who face sudden injury and are unable to produce income or have reached an age where they no longer work.

In conjunction with the compensation they receive personally, the family members of qualifying SSDI benefit recipients could also receive a portion of that qualifying individual’s benefits for themselves. To learn more about specific types of SSD benefits in Alpharetta, consult a Social Security disability lawyer. A skilled advocate for the disabled can help you assess your potential claim, prepare an application, and review rejected applications to determine how best to go about filing an appeal.

SSD Benefits for Families

If an individual is entitled to receive SSD benefits, certain members of their family could also qualify for SSD benefits. SSD benefits are typically available to spouses, divorced spouses, children, disabled children, and adult children who were disabled before the age of 22.

Each qualifying family member could be eligible to receive up to 50 percent of a qualifying individual’s monthly disability amount. The SSA has found that the total amount the person who receives SSD benefits directly and their family members who receive benefits through them could collectively receive typically falls between 150 and 180 percent of the qualifying individual’s disability benefit.

Medicare Benefits

Those who qualify for SSD benefits may also receive Medicare coverage. Medicare coverage could begin automatically after a person has been approved for SSD benefits.

How to Qualify for SSD Benefits

If a person is considering applying for SSD benefits, it could be important that they are prepared for the inherent complexities in the application and approval process. They may also need to be aware that the SSA rejects the initial applications of many people seeking SSD benefit.

To qualify for any type of SSD benefits in Alpharetta, an applicant must have worked in a job that the Social Security program covers. A successful applicant must have also accrued a certain number of Social Security work credits.

An applicant must also prove they meet the SSA’s definition of disability. The SSA considers a “disability” to be a condition that significantly limits an individual’s ability to do basic work for at least 12 months. Even if a condition does not interfere with basic-work activities, a person may still qualify for different types of SSD benefits in Alpharetta if they have a disabling condition.

Talking to an Attorney about SSD Benefits in Alpharetta

While there are numerous types of SSD benefits in Alpharetta you could take advantage of, it may be important to understand the process of applying for SSD benefits and what to do if the SSA denies your claim. It may also be important to understand how certain types of SSD benefits interact with other assistance programs, such as workers’ compensation.

A qualified disability attorney could help effectively and efficiently guide you through the SSD benefits process. Get in touch with our experienced Social Security disability law firm today to learn your rights and get started on your case.

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    With offices in Alpharetta, Atlanta and Marietta, we provide legal assistance to people throughout Georgia and the Southeast in all matters of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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