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Understanding the importance of the disability onset date

In general, a disabled individual's disability onset date is the day they became unable to work because of the disabling medical condition they suffer from. Determining the onset date of disability can impact qualifying for Social Security disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits or the benefit pay period for benefits.

Can veterans receive Social Security disability benefits?

Veterans may qualify for Social Security disability benefits and may also receive expedited claims processing but may wonder how. Veterans who have a compensation rating of 100 percent permanent and total disability may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. In addition, expedited claims processing may be available to veteran applicants who became disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, wherever they become disabled.

Understanding Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income is a disability option for disabled individuals and children who have limited income and resources. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a disability option for disabled individuals who may not qualify for Social Security disability insurance (SSD) benefits because they lack the necessary work history and have not paid into the program. To qualify for either type of disability benefits, SSI or SSD, the disabled individual must suffer from a physical or mental medical condition that prevents them from working and is expected to last for 12 months or longer or result in death.

Social Security Disability application change creates concerns

Understanding the Social Security disability application process may be even more important than it recently was. A Lupus victim, completely unable to work in her dream job because of the ravages of the disease, describes her discouragement at being denied Social Security disability benefits (SSD). It is important, however, for disabled individuals to be prepared that it can be a challenging process but not to be too easily discouraged.

Disability benefits are there to help cancer victims and others

During 2017, greater than 1 million victims will be diagnosed with cancer worldwide. The large number of cancer victims has a significant impact on families and communities, as well as the lives of victims. In recognition of National Cancer Survivors' Day, the Social Security Administration is raising awareness of its Social Security disability program that is available to help victims of cancer and other illnesses. In addition, the Compassionate Allowances program can be helpful to victims of cancer and other diseases and illnesses receive expedited processing of their claims for disability benefits.

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