What Benefits are Available in a Social Security Disability Claim?
What You Can Recover With a Texas Social Security Disability Claim
If you have a disability that prevents you from working, you may be entitled to monetary benefits and health insurance through the Social Security system. You may be uncertain what expenses or costs are covered under SSD claims. This page provides an overview of the benefits available through a Texas Social Security Disability claim. To discuss your concerns further with an experienced Social Security Disability benefits lawyer in Texas, contact our office or call us at one of the numbers listed below.
To learn more about a Texas Social Security Disability claim, see our other pages:
• An overview of Social Security Disability
• Eligibility for SSD benefits
• Appealing the denial of an SSD claim
The Types of Benefits You Can Recover Under Texas Social Security
SSDI is a program for adults who are expected to remain off work, or who have been off work for at least 12 months. In order to qualify under this program, you must have paid FICA taxes into SS approximately 5 out of the 10 years before becoming disabled. The amount of monthly benefit you receive depends on your wages earned while you were working. This program also comes with Medicare after a waiting period.
SSI is also a program for adults who are expected to remain off work, or who have been off work for at least 12 months. Children under the age of 18 can also qualify for SSI benefits if they suffer from a disabling condition. SSI is available only to people who meet the income requirements. This is a need-based disability program, so any assets, income, or resources you have access to will be counted by SSA to determine your eligibility.
Both programs require that you be found to be disabled for at least 12 months in a row to be eligible. What is disabling changes depending on several factors such as your age, education level and prior work experience. This is why it is important to have an experienced attorney assisting you with your claim or denial.
The specific types of benefits available are:
• Disability insurance, paid under the SSDI program to people who have worked and paid Social Security taxes long enough to qualify for this program.
• Spousal and widows’ benefits, paid to widows, widowers and surviving divorced spouses of individuals qualified to receive SSDI benefits
• Childhood disability benefits, payable to people who are over 18, disabled, but can prove the disability began before they were 22.
• Supplemental Security Income, paid to people who are disabled and meet financial requirements.
• SSI-child’s disability benefits, available to children up to the age of 18 who are disabled or blind, and whose families have limited income or resources
Contact a Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston Social Security Disability Attorney
To discuss your Social Security Disability claim in greater detail, contact us or call our office at one of the numbers listed below.