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What determines your eligibility for social security disability?

When you have received an injury that is going to prevent you from being able to work in Ohio for the foreseeable future, it can be disheartening, to say the least. The financial strain you may feel as a result of a limited income could be difficult to adjust to at first, especially if you have a family to care for. Fortunately, there are resources designed to provide temporary support as you fight to recover and regain your strength. 

One of these resources is social security disability benefits. If you are approved to begin receiving benefits, you may be able to acquire supplementary income until you are able to resume working. However, you must first fill out an application that addresses, in detail, the nature of your injuries and how they negatively impact your ability to work and maintain a job. According to the Social Security Administration, a few specific requirements must be met including the following:

  • Your job disables you from being able to work for at least a year or longer. 
  • Your job falls into the category of careers supported by the Social Security program. 
  • You have a medically diagnosed condition that matches the description of disability as provided by the SSA. 

 If you are currently receiving social security disability benefits, but your retirement is right around the corner, those benefits may transform directly into your retirement benefits. It is also important to note that once you are cleared to begin working again, the SSA also provides other resources to aid in your transition back into the workplace. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. 

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