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An overview of SSD benefits

Where previously the aim of the Social Security program was to reduce poverty among seniors, it has broadened over time to protect against the risk of losing income from work, whether that income is lost due to retirement, disability or the "breadwinner's" death. At the end of 2016, 61 million people across the country were receiving Social Security benefits, of which 68 percent were retired and 18 percent were survivors or children of workers who had earned benefits, and 14 percent were disabled workers.

California residents might be surprised to hear that a young person who is just beginning his or her career has a 33 percent chance of becoming disabled or dying before they reach the full retirement age to receive Social Security benefits. Therefore, it is important to understand the system that could potentially cover one's finances through their later years. 70 percent of disability beneficiaries were over the age of 70 in 2017 and 35 percent were older than 60.

In order to qualify for SSD, one must have worked for 25 percent of their adult life and five of the last 10 years, be unable to perform substantial gainful activity and suffer from a mental or physical impairment that would last for more than a year. SSD awards could also make the recipient eligible for Medicaid benefits within a 24-month period and this could help cover nursing home care or care based at home. This is basically because a disability insurance determination can help many people get access to Medicaid.

What happens when one is approaching their retirement age is very important, as it could affect one's economic security in the future. Understanding how to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits and how it interacts with other insurance programs is essential and the earlier one does it, the better. An experienced attorney may be able to help people secure their financial future.

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