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What Age Is Best To Qualify For SSDI?

Submitted by Deanna on Thu, 03/03/2022 - 12:04

While people of all ages can suffer from disabilities and might apply for Social Security Disability benefits, age can play a factor when the Social Security Administration (SSA) is looking over an application. To help with the Disability Determination process, the SSA has set up several age categories.

Those ages 18 to 44 are considered young individuals. Those ages 45 to 49 are classified as younger individuals.

Applying as a Caregiver of an Adult with an Illness

Submitted by Deanna on Wed, 07/28/2021 - 13:21

 
As the caregiver to a friend or family member with a serious illness, you can apply for Social Security disability benefits on his or her behalf. Benefits may be available through one or both of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) disability programs. Once approved, your family member or friend will receive any back benefits due as well as ongoing, monthly disability payments to help cover everyday living expenses, medical bills, and other costs.
 

What Are the Non-Medical Requirements Needed to Earn SSDI?

Submitted by Deanna on Wed, 12/30/2020 - 12:17

To be awarded Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, you must meet both the medical and non-medical requirements as outlined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). While you might be quite ill and meet the medical criteria to be considered disabled, you still might be denied disability benefits. A technical denial occurs when an applicant does not meet the non-medical requirements for disability benefits.