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What are some of the most common questions about SSD benefits?

Most people in Ohio are used to going to work everyday to earn income to support themselves and their families. So, when an injury or illness prevents them from doing so, the impact on the family's finances can be devastating. Fortunately, the Social Security Disability system is in place to help Ohio residents who are unable to continue to work and earn an income. But, unfortunately, the process of getting approved to receive SSD benefits can be somewhat complex.

What do you need to know about SSD benefits payments?

When people in Ohio apply for Social Security Disability benefits, they usually know that the process to get approved can be difficult and time consuming. However, they also know that they have paid into the SSD benefits system their entire working career and, if those benefits are needed due to some injury or illness, they are entitled to receive those benefits. But, what happens when an application for SSD benefits is actually approved? What do our readers need to know about Social Security Disability benefits payments?

The basics about Social Security Disability benefits

Each year thousands of people in America apply to be approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits. But, as a recent article noted, the majority of those applications are denied. However, that should not dissuade workers in Ohio who believe they have lost the ability to work due to a physical or mental disability. With the right information and the right approach, an Ohio resident's application for SSD benefits may indeed be approved.

Understanding the definition of disability

Most of our readers in Ohio know that Social Security Disability benefits may be available for workers who, usually through illness or injury, are no longer able to work. However, there is much more to it than that. For starters, our readers should know what the definition of a disability is, according to the Social Security Administration.

SSD benefits for adults disabled before the age of 22

When a child is diagnosed with a disability before the age of 22 and that child qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits, the payments are made to the parent. The Social Security Administration considers those payments as a child's benefits and the earnings are added to the parent's records.

Don't let the SSD claim process overwhelm you

For many elderly and disabled people in Columbus and the rest of the country, Social Security disability benefits are a critical source of income. However, when it comes to claiming SSD benefits, it is common for many applicants to be overwhelmed. Matters can become more difficult if a claim is filed only to be rejected by the SSA.

How does workers' compensation affect SSD benefits?

When someone sustains a work-related injury, the first step they should take is to file a workers' compensation claim with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. The benefits that the injured worker receives are compensation for disability, lost wages and medical expenses. They will also receive assistance for travel expenses, rehabilitation and change of occupation. In addition to these benefits, an injured worker can also apply for Social Security disability benefits.

Periodic reviews of an SSD beneficiary's medical condition

Those from Franklin County who receive SSD benefits will have their benefits reviewed at various points. The notice of the first review is given by the Social Security Administration at the time of awarding the benefits and subsequent reviews are conducted based in the severity of the disabling condition and the likelihood of improvement.

Did the government shut down affect Social Security disability?

There has been much talk about the wait that many experience when seeking Social Security disability benefits. However, with a government shut down in recent week's past, some may be wondering how or if this affect the Social Security disability claims process. However, those wanting to seek benefits shouldn't be discouraged from applying. This is because the government shut-down didn't affect this facet of government operations.

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