There are many very useful sites on internet containing information about benefits for people with disability. I will put some links up here and other can post links that they have found useful as well:
• http://www.nosscr.org/faqind.htmlThe Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.
Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured," meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
Supplemental Security Income pays benefits based on financial need.
When you apply for either program, we will collect medical and other information from you and make a decision about whether or not you meet Social Security's definition of disability.
Use the Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool to find out which programs may be able to pay you benefits.
• http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/Social Security Disability
Frequently Asked Questions
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1. What is the definition of disability used by Social Security?
2. How many different types of Social Security disability benefits are there?
3. How do I apply for Social Security disability benefits?
4. I am disabled, but I have plenty of money in the bank. Do I have to wait until this money is gone before I apply for Social Security disability benefits?
• http://www2.rpa.net/~lrandall/disabled.htmlsocial security disability
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY SSI BENEFITS
social security disability
Applying for social security disability and SSI benefits, with or without an advocate can be difficult due to how long a claim may take and the high chance of being denied. But those who are denied disability can win benefits by utilizing the appeals process. To increase the chances of winning, applicants should learn about the system and file an appeal when a claim is denied.
Filing For Disability
The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. - Hubert H. Humphrey
# Listing of Impairments
The Social Security Administration's Listing of Impairments. A section-by-section description of requirements for Social Security disability benefits for adults.
# Listings of Impairments.
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