What Do Social Security Disability Benefits Cover?

Oct 6, 2014 | Social Security, Social Security Disability Insurance

Expert SSD Lawyers at Newlin Disability


If you’re suffering from a condition that prevents you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least a year, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. At Newlin Disability, we’re here to answer your  questions about what SSD benefits may help cover.

Social Security Disability Benefits

These benefits are awarded to United States citizens who have worked long enough—and therefore paid enough into the system through taxes—to be eligible. Each individual must also suffer from a qualifying condition listed in the Social Security Administration (SSA) Blue Book of eligible conditions. A person who qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits may not be the only one who is eligible for compensation due to their condition, though.

Children’s and Survivor Benefits

Children with disabilities may be eligible for benefits if their parents have a qualifying work history and they meet certain age requirements. An article from NASDAQ explains a spouse or next of kin may also qualify for payments from the SSA if a loved one who had worked and paid into the Social Security program passes unexpectedly.

Supplemental Security Income

Even if you don’t qualify for other SSA programs, you may still be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). One must be a blind or disabled U.S. citizen age 65 or older with limited income to qualify.

A Social Security Disability Lawyer Can Help

At Newlin Disability, we have decades of combined experience helping people get their SSD and SSI benefits, and we want to help you too. Call today to learn more about how we can assist you.

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If you’re navigating the complexities of Social Security disability claims, Newlin Disability is here to provide expert guidance and support. Reach out to our experienced team today, and let us help you understand your options, streamline the application process, and maximize your chances of receiving the benefits you deserve.