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A disability and injury can happen for many reasons. Some people are injured at work and are suddenly unable to support themselves. Other people struggle with a long-term illness, a death in the family, or the cumulative effects of multiple health problems.

Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) can help. If you need advice about your legal options for SSI benefits, SSDI payments, or even personal injury damages, contact us today. Our San Antonio office is just a call away.

At Khattar Law, we have a comprehensive knowledge of the system. We have handled numerous personal injury law cases, supplemental security income, and Social Security disability insurance cases. If you have an injury or medical condition that keeps you from full-time work, we’re ready to help.

In some cases, we can help you collect personal injury damages for injuries caused by another person’s negligence. We can also help you pursue your rights through workers’ compensation. You may be able to file specific disability applications, depending upon your condition’s duration and severity. Your age, work capacity, and initial physical condition are all important factors.

Our experts can help with your case. In certain situations, injuries sustained may be permanent. Our objective is to ensure that you get access to the maximum amount of financial compensation possible.

In general, the likelihood of receiving SSI or SSDI benefits increases with an applicant’s age. The Social Security Administration (SSA) categorizes applicants by age so that applicants that are over 50 Disability can enjoy certain advantages. These advantages increase again at ages 55 and 60. Various vocational and medical standards apply to these age ranges.

disability programs for adults

How do you qualify for Disability Benefits for Adults?

To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, there is a proper legal process one must follow. The social security administration has mentioned all the eligibility criteria in the Blue Book. Anyone can access it online and check if they qualify to receive disability benefits.  Industry experts advise, however, that applicants for disability benefits consult a disability attorney to understand disability laws and related rules better.

To qualify, as having an adult disability as per the rules, you must have worked specific jobs that are covered by social security. Then, it would help to know if you were suffering from long-term disability issues for more than 12 months. To know the exact definition of disability by SSA, you can refer to the SSA website.

If you are concerned about Disability Programs For Adults, you should know about a specific section with all the details about medical criteria for 18 years and older adults.

The following conditions are listed as adult disabilities. As per the Listing of Impairments – Adult Listings (Part A) (ssa.gov), an adult can get disability benefits for ailments that include or are related to:

  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Special senses and speech
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory disorder
  • Digestive system
  • Hematological disorder
  • Genitourinary disorder
  • Neurological disorder
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Mental disorders
  • Immune system disorders
  • Congenital disorders that affect multiple body systems
  • Cancer (malignant neoplastic diseases)

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are excellent for disabled people and their families who need financial support. They are one of the most significant federal programs. They are meant to provide monetary benefits to disabled people who cannot work for at least one year or more. Both the programs are different and are intended to serve other people, but administered by the Social Security Administration.

The SSA is very strict about checking the eligibility of applicants before approving an application. You may be eligible for disability benefits if you meet the medical criteria defined under any of these programs.

  • Social Security Disability Insurance- It is meant to pay benefits to a person with a disability and his/her family who are insured, worked for a long time, and paid the taxes (social security taxes).
  • Supplemental Security Income is also produced by SSA and is administered based on an applicant’s financial need. 

The SSA checks the medical documents and all other details to check if you meet the eligibility criteria.

There can be severe reasons behind the rejection of your application;

  • Medical reasons- when you do not submit valid or sufficient medical documents that are requested by SSA. 
  •  As per rules, every applicant must give updated information, including data about his or her medical condition, treatment details, medical history, test reports, doctor’s prescription, etc.
  • Non-medical reasons- There can be many other reasons behind a rejected application. You can contact your nearest Social Security Office to know more details.