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How do SSDI benefits relate to workplace injuries?

If someone is severely injured on the job, they may want to seek out different options for financial support. There are a variety of programs that are available for those in the state of Arizona, but often people are unaware of what program does what. In today's ever-evolving economy, it's important to look at Social Security Disability benefits and how they work.

If someone suffers a workplace injury and has lost time at work, they may have questions about the options they have for Social Security Disability benefits. According to the Social Security Administration, the program is available to someone who, due to a medical condition expected to last at least a year or ultimate prove fatal, cannot continue working. There is a very strict definition of disability that is defined by the federal government.

If someone is interested in going through the process of filing a claim for Social Security Disability, the process can be time-consuming as well as complex. It's important to have filed the correct information for a valid claim. If someone is hurt in a workplace accident, they can be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. There are some tests and minimums that need to be met. For example, a 44-year-old person would need to have been working for 5.5 in order to be eligible for Social Security benefits.

Social Security Disability benefits are given to those who have a medical condition that will keep them from working. This could be from an injury at work that leads to severe impairment. Applying for benefits can be quite onerous, as there are a variety of forms and documentation needed. The benefits, however, from Social Security Disability could help someone maintain a living while being unable to work.

Source: SSA.gov, "Social Security Disability Benefits," accessed on August 30, 2014

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