Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): This is the most common benefit provided by the Social Security Administration, designed to cover those who have worked, but who are now disabled.
The amount of disability benefits you are entitled to is based on your work history and earnings in the ten years preceding your disability. If you are found eligible for SSDI, it's highly likely that you'll be entitled to retroactive benefits, beginning from the date you are found disabled until the date of the decision.
Another type of Social Security Disability is Supplemental Security Income (SSI), for disabled individuals with limited incomes and assets. To qualify, certain income and asset guidelines must be met.
When the Social Security Administration receives your application, it will determine whether you're eligible for disability benefits under SSDI, SSI, or both, even if you have not requested both. If you're declined for one type of benefit, you may be eligible for another.
If you've been declined for Social Security Disability benefits in the Orlando, Florida area, or would like help learning how to apply, schedule a free consultation today.