Disability & Illness

October 11, 2013   Disability & Illness

Navigating Your Way: Social Security Disability Benefits

Most people do not realize how common disability is, or how likely it is that they will become disabled at some point during their working career. In fact, studies show that one in three 20-year-old workers will become disabled at some point before they reach their full retirement age. For those workers who do become disabled, Social Security disability benefits may be available. Unfortunately, however, many people do not understand how the get the benefits they deserve. Social Security disability benefits are reserved for more serious disabilities. For example, if you catch a virus and are out of work for a week, you are not eligible for benefits. However, for those who suffer a medical condition that is expected to keep them out of work for one year or result in death, Social Security d...
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