It is no surprise that many Georgia residents with heart disease are unable to work and must rely on Social Security disability benefits for financial support. However, the Social Security Administration will not automatically grant you SSDI benefits for illnesses just because you had a heart attack. The SSA has specific criteria that you must meet to qualify for benefits.
With thousands of Georgia residents applying for Social Security disability benefits each year, the Social Security Administration has implemented strict standards for awarding these benefits. To avoid having your initial claim denied, it is important to make sure you provide the SSA with a complete picture of your disability.
As we mentioned in an earlier post, disability and other payments under Social Security rarely stay the same from year to year. One of the main factors that generally increases the amount of Social Security disability benefits you get each year is the cost of living in America. As required by law, the Social Security Administration applies an automatic cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, which is based on inflation.
The Social Security Administration reports that approximately 175 million workers are covered by Social Security. However, many Georgia residents are unclear on how Social Security works and how they can receive SSDI benefits.
Disabled veterans in Georgia and across the United States often come back home after serving our country to find that their injury or illness keeps them from working. Fortunately, the Veterans Administration and Social Security Administration both offer veterans' benefits for military men and women who suffered a disability while serving our country.