Persons suffering from disabilities are often entitled to compensation from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The DDSs, which are fully funded by the Federal Government, are State agencies responsible for developing medical evidence and rendering the initial determination on whether the claimant is or is not disabled or blind under the law. It is designed to provide income to people who are unable to work because of a disability and is intended to be provide benefits until one’s improves, or guarantees income if the individual’s condition does not improve.
For the first time in 10 years, since 1999, the SSA has made progress with their backed up cases and ended the year with fewer disability hearings pending than in the prior year. Social Security defines disability for these purposes to be a total disability, not a partial disability.
To apply for Social Security benefits for widows, you need to call the Social Security Administration’s telephone number at (800) 772-1213. This recent news, of the Social Security Administration beginning to work through their backed up cases, is promising. Currently, 27 states fully exempt taxes on Social Security benefits and the others have varying levels of taxation, primarily based on income.
The fee should be paid by a check that is made payable to the Social Security Administration. Even if you don’t have all of your 40 quarters of paying into Social Security, you may be eligible for survivor benefits. You may also elect to delay receiving Social Security benefits until age seventy, and then your checks will be greater than full benefits, via a calculation based on several factors.
The Social Security disability program is designed to pay benefits to claimants suffering from medical problems causing symptoms so severe that it becomes impossible to sustain function at any type of work. Any benefit awarded is offset but other sources of income or benefits, such that if a person receiving benefits is also receiving upwards of $2,000.00 a month of outside support; benefits and payments may stop.