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Benefits of Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
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By David Oliver
Published on 10/25/2009
 
Pays regular monthly benefits that YOU HAVE EARNED BY WORKING in the past, prior to your disability. If you have never been able to work due to disability, provides regular monthly income to which you have a legal right!

  • Pays regular monthly benefits that YOU HAVE EARNED BY WORKING in the past, prior to your disability.
  • If you have never been able to work due to disability, provides regular monthly income to which you have a legal right!
  • Provides Medicare medical coverage for partial medical needs and beginning in 2006, medication needs. May provide Medicaid assistance as well, depending on how much SSDI you receive.
  • Allows you to freeze certain bills for as long as you draw SSDI
  • Can result in having debts wiped out if you are on SSDI long term
  • Allows the disabled person a quality of life with the ability to maintain housing, food and personal care needs.
  • Provides a cost of living income increase each year
  • Assures the disabled person they can maintain their self-respect
  • Qualifies many for home assistance in maintaining a clean house or even meal preparation.
  • If you are unable to care for personal hygiene, provides means of obtaining services to assist you with those needs.
  • Ability to qualify for discounted housing rental rates
  • Enables you to qualify and receive preferred status for handicapped housing
  • Allows you to work some hours as your doctor permits once you have obtained disabled status (income limitations involved)
  • Is tax free income in almost all cases.
  • Is not affected by a non-disabled spouse's income
  • Can qualify (in some states) your children for medical insurance through the Human Services Department
  • Permits the disabled person to maintain their dignity