Who can get Social Security Disability Benefits?

Posted on May 3rd, 2012 by Patrice Denman

Social Security pays benefits to people who cannot work because they have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. Federal law requires this very strict definition of disability. While some programs give money to people with partial disability or short-term disability, Social Security does not. Certain …

Social Security and Department of Defense Implement New Process to Improve Efficiency for Wounded Warriors

Posted on May 2nd, 2012 by Patrice Denman

Monday, April 30, 2012 Press Office For Immediate Release 410-965-8904 press.office@ssa.gov News Release SOCIAL SECURITY SSA Press Office 440 Altmeyer Building 6401 Security Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21235 410-965-8904 FAX 410-966-9973 Social Security and Department of Defense Implement New Process to Improve Efficiency for Wounded Warriors   Applying for Disability Benefits   Electronic Medical Records Will …

End State Disability Examiner Furloughs

Posted on March 30th, 2010 by Patrice Denman

SOCIAL SECURITY News Release Social Security Commissioner Astrue Calls for Prompt State Assembly Passage of Bill Ending Furloughs of Federally-Funded State Employees   Asks Governor to Withdraw Veto Threat and Not Appeal Lawsuit (Printer friendly version) Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today called for the California State Assembly to quickly pass Senate Bill …

Job Losses send disability claims soaring

Posted on December 22nd, 2009 by Patrice Denman

ELKHART, Ind.— With an aching shoulder and sore hip, Michael Spratt figured he’d have to apply for disability benefits someday. He just didn’t think that day would come so soon. The 57-year-old was laid off from his job unloading chemicals from tanker trucks at the Rollie Williams Paint Spot in Elkhart, Ind., in January. The …

Guide to Social Security Disability

Posted on October 13th, 2009 by Patrice Denman

Topics on This Page Who is Covered by SSDI? Definition of Disabled Benefits Available to the Injured   Disability Guide Topics   Filing for Disability: Requirements Filing for SSDI: Medical Records Disability Claim Determination Collecting Disability Payments Why a Disability Claim Gets Denied Other Benefits and Disability for Children When to Talk to a Lawyer …