Benefits Available from Social SecurityMore
Benefits Available from Social Security
Calculating Your Social Security Disability Payment
Your monthly disability payment is based on your average lifetime earnings before you became disabled. The severity or type of disability does not factor in, although payments from other sources can.
Social Security Disability and SSI for Children
In some cases, children may be able to get supplemental security income (SSI) disability benefits.
Collecting Social Security Disability Payments: How Much Does SSDI or SSI Pay?
The amount you'll receive, and when you'll receive it, is a little complicated.
Getting Social Security DisabilityMore
Getting Social Security Disability
What Do I Need From My Doctor to File for Disability Benefits?
The right medical records and statement from your doctor will go a long way in getting approved for disability benefits.
Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) for Social Security Disability
Social Security will not consider you disabled if you are doing a substantial amount of work or if it thinks you could do a substantial amount of work.
How Long Will It Take to Appeal a Denial of Disability Benefits?
You can expect to wait many months to successfully appeal a denial of Social Security disability benefits. Here's a breakdown of how long it can take.
Disability Determinations by ImpairmentMore
Disability Determinations by Impairment
The Social Security Blue Book - Listing of Impairments
The Blue Book covers both physical and mental impairments, and it discusses many serious diseases that can be disabling.
Getting Social Security Disability for Back Problems
You may be able to get disability for back pain if you have trouble standing, walking, or sitting for long periods.
Can You Get Social Security Disability for Depression?
Social Security has a list of criteria you must fulfill to qualify for disability benefits for depression.
Disability Lawyers & AdvocatesMore
Disability Lawyers & Advocates
Should You Hire a Disability Lawyer? What Do They Do?
Here's a primer on when to hire a disability lawyer or advocate, and how they can help you win your Social Security case.
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Disability Reconsideration or Appeal?
Learn about the benefits of hiring a legal representative when attempting to have your denial of disability benefits reconsidered and when a lawyer is advisable.