Social Security Benefits for Disability

Jun 09, 2011 No Comments by

Social Security Benefits for DisabilitySocial Security Benefits for Disability are just one type of benefit that the Social Security Administration offers. Retirement benefits, dependents benefits, survivors benefits, and disability benefits are the main types of Social Security benefits available to eligible citizens. There are even several different types of Social Security benefits for disability alone.  The two that are most common are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

The Social Security Administration describes types of Social Security benefits for disability as follows:

  • Disabled worker—beneficiary who worked in covered employment long enough to be insured and who had been working recently in covered employment prior to disability onset
  • Spouse of disabled worker—must either (1) have a child under age 16 or a disabled child in his or her care, or (2) be at least 62 years old; applies also to divorced spouse if the marriage lasted at least 10 years
  • Child of disabled worker—see 3 types of child benefits below

via Types of Benefits.

There is a lot of information to navigate through when you are considering the option of filing a disability claim. Here at the Charles T. Hall Law Firm, we can help you with your questions, represent you at hearings, and guide you on the path to reach the best possible outcome.

We only work in Social Security disability law – that’s it. Other firms try to “do it all”, but we solely keep our eyes on Social Security disability law. We love what we do and are dedicated to help our clients obtain Social Security Benefits for Disability.

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Diane S. Griffin is a Tar Heel born and bred. She attended the University of North Carolina as one of the first women admitted regularly to the university as a freshman. She studied in France and graduated Phi Beta Kapa with a double major in French and Psychology. After obtaining her Masters in Counseling from Appalachian State University, she moved to Tucaloosa, Alabama where her first son was born. Coming home to North Carolina, she lived in Boone for 25 years and worked at Appalachian State University and as a lawyer in Boone with her own general practice until moving to Raleigh in 2001 to join the Charles T. Hall Law Firm.