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How Social Security Disability Protects Workers
One of the longest-standing and most beneficial systems available to American workers is the Social Security Disability system. Whether an individual has developed or sustained a permanent disability or fallen too ill to work on a consistent basis, Social Security Disability is set up to keep people protected and supported when they are out of work. Read on to find out more about how Social Security Disability works and how your attorney can help you pursue these benefits.
The Importance of Social Security Disability
The main goal of SSD benefits is to provide disabled workers with a sense of financial security as they navigate the difficult situation of being unable to work. Social Security Disability Insurancce protects a very large percentage of workers throughout the country- approximately 90 percent of those in the workforce ages 21 to 64. With insurance protecting that number, nearly 9 million disabled workers receive the SSD benefits annually. These benefits are essential not only to the workers, but to their spouses and children as well who depend on this form of supplementary income. For many individuals who receive Social Security Disability benefits, these benefits in fact become a primary source of income; for approximately a third of beneficiaries, SSD compensation is the sole source of income on which they rely.
How Do I Know Whether I Qualify for Social Security Disability?
In order to qualify for social security disability, you must first meet a number of very strict criteria. Age, work experience, number of years in the workforce, and type of job worked are just some of the factors that can play a role in your Social Security Disability claim. It is vital that you talk through your claim with your attorney; an attorney with experience with the ins and outs of SSD will be able to guide you through this complex process. Get in touch with one of the expert SSD attorneys at Jenkins Block & Associates to find out more.
Jenkins Block and Associates has four offices across Maryland and Virginia with trained legal professionals ready to assist you. Please CALL US at 1-800-243-2439 to be directed to the closest Jenkins Block & Associates location to you.