Because you are disabled.

File for disability benefits.

Appeal your case.

How you presented your initial application was the best you could do at that time given what you knew and were told.

But, if you were not successful, appeal (1) because you are disabled and (2) because you can improve on your presentation.

Monday, August 31, 2015

White House calls SSDI a Lifeline

In July, 2015, the White House published, “Social Security Disability Insurance: A Lifeline for American Workers and Families.” 

The report focusses on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) although many of the points apply to the Supplemental Security Income disability program.  The White House emphasizes that SSDI benefits the working middle class and that most beneficiaries earned middle class wages before becoming disabled.

The 17-page pdf. report summarized that fraud is rare and that the disability eligibility criteria is “stringent.”

The paper concludes with recommendations for transferring funds from Social Security’s separate retirement and disability accounts to keep the SSDI program solvent.