Finding yourself unable to work and provide for your family due to a disability is heartbreaking. It is important that you know that the Social Security system can provide you with significant disability benefits, but it is not always easy. Social Security in Kansas City and everything that rotates about it, is confusing at best. This is perhaps the main reason why people that feel they deserve benefits hire a specialist attorney.
SSDI and SSI:
The first confusion comes from the fact that there are two programs. SSI is actually designed to provide assistance for the elderly, the blind and disabled that have minimal assets and little or no income. SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) is for people that have worked long enough to be classified as being insured. Usually this means that the applicant will have worked for at least ten years although there are exceptions.
Social Security in Kansas City has a listing of the medical conditions that are included in the program, any applicant for benefits must be affected by one of the listed conditions and it is anticipated to last at least 12 months or lead to your death.
What does the administration look for?
When your application is being reviewed by the Social Security Administration there are numerous things the individual reviewing the application looks for:
* If you are still working, how much money are you making? Although the amount varies year on year at last count it stood at $1,130 monthly, anything more than that you will not qualify.
* Your condition must limit your abilities significantly. You will be asked to demonstrate your inability to perform basic activities needed for work
* Can you do the work you always have done? The Administration may refuse benefits if you can still work but not at your traditional occupation.
These are but three things Social Security in Kansas City looks for. Although the qualifications may not be easy to meet in many cases it is well worth pursuing benefits.
If you are planning to apply for Social Security in Kansas City, it may be a good idea to consult with an experienced Social Security attorney. You are invited to contact the Grundy Disability Group for assistance.