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Social Security Disability helps many people

On Behalf of | Jun 6, 2019 | Social Security Disability

People in Georgia need money in order to pay for food, their homes, clothing and other essentials. Generally, people need to work in order to earn an income and have money to pay for their needs. However, not everyone is able to work and earn an income. Many people have injuries and illnesses which make it physically impossible for them to work. This can put people in this unfortunate situation in a difficult position as they try and figure out how to pay for everything.

People in this position may have some options though and one of those options is to apply for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. These benefits can provide people money while they are unable to work. These benefits help many people each year. In 2017, 10.1 million people received SSDI benefits and 88% of them were paid to disabled workers. There are many disabilities these people suffer, but disorders of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue accounted for almost a third of the beneficiaries.

Not every person receiving benefits was completely unable to work though and one out of seven people used SSDI benefits as another source of income. However, before people can receive these benefits, they must apply and in order to qualify for them, they must meet certain requirements. The injuries or illnesses must make living daily life difficult for a lengthy period of time so not everyone is eligible and the application process can also be a complicated process as well.

Many people in Georgia suffer significant injuries and illnesses which can have a major effect on their lives. This can make working very difficult and therefore make it difficult to earn the money they need to pay for their living expenses. These people could receive SSDI though which can be very important so they can continue to live their lives. Experienced attorneys understand the importance of these benefits and may be able to guide one through the process.


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