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The Social Security Administration is the government agency that is responsible for providing social security disability insurance benefits and social security income benefits to qualified persons. A person qualifies for such benefits based on his or her contribution into the social security system, location, years worked, and becoming "disabled" under the Social Security Administration's standards of disability.
There are two types of benefits available through social security. First, there is social security disability insurance. Social security disability insurance provides disability benefits to people who have earned enough work credits to qualify for social security disability. Work credits are calculated based on the amount paid into social security and the number of years worked.
The second type of benefit is supplemental security income. These benefits are available to disabled people who have never worked or who have not accumulated enough work credits to qualify for social security disability insurance. Supplemental security income is a need-based program, whereas social security disability insurance is not based on financial need.
Several factors will affect the amount and eligibility of social security benefits. If a person does qualify for social security disability insurance or supplemental security income benefits, he or she will also be enrolled in a government healthcare program: either Medicaid or Medicare, depending on the type of benefits the person is eligible for.
Applying for social security benefits can be a confusing and tedious experience. Several formalities are required during the application process, from timely filing of initial forms, substantial documentation of the illness or injury that is the basis of the claim for benefits, reporting of financial assets and income sources, to a three-tiered time-restricted administrative appeals process before a person has the right to pursue their social security benefits claim in court.
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- Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits
- Determining Disability in Social Security Claims
- Frequently Asked Questions On Illinois Social Security Benefits
- Social Security Hearings
- Do I Need a Social Security Attorney?
- SSDI and SSA Benefits Under Social Security
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