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There is help available for people with disabilities. Government SSDI benefits, assistive technology devices, special housing funds, home modifications, health benefits and others are all benefits which are available to the disABLED.

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Question: How much work history do I need to qualify?
Answer: "You must have worked long enough and recently enough under Social Security to qualify for disability benefits. Social Security work credits are based on your total yearly wages or self-employment income. You can earn up to four credits each year. The amount needed for a credit changes from year to year. In 2014, for example, you earn one credit for each $1,200 of wages or self-employment income.

When you've earned $4,480, you've earned your four credits for the year. The number of work credits you need to qualify for disability benefits depends on your age when you become disabled. Generally, you need 40 credits, 20 of which were earned in the last 10 years ending with the year you become disabled. However, younger workers may qualify with fewer credits.

http://www.ssa.gov/dibplan/dqualify2.htm

Question: What type of impairments, injuries, illnesses, etc. qualify for disability?
Answer: Working with your doctor, a decsion will be made as to whether or not you should apply for disability. This is the "Listing of Impairments" per the government.
http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/AdultListings.htm

Question: What about childhood disabilities are they different?
Answer: They can be different and once again your doctor will help decide if you should persue disability. This is the Listing of "Childhood Impairments" per the government.
http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/ChildhoodListings.htm

Question: I qualified for SSDI, so when do my payments start?
Answer: If your application is approved, your first Social Security benefit will be paid for the sixth full month after the date we find that your disability began. For example, if your disability began on June 15, 2011, your first benefit would be paid for the month of December 2011, the sixth full month of disability.
http://www.ssa.gov/dibplan/dapproval.htm#sb=3

Question: How much money will I receive?
Answer: The amount of your monthly disability benefit is based on your lifetime average earnings covered by Social Security. http://www.ssa.gov/dibplan/dapproval2.htm

Question: Will I receive medicare coverage if I'm disabled?
Answer: You'll be automatically enrolled in Medicare after a 2 years of being on disability benefits. Sad but true, you have to wait 2 years to get health coverage after going on disability. There are a couple of exceptions but not many. http://www.ssa.gov/dibplan/dapproval4.htm

Low cost or free clinics/hospitals: http://www.pparx.org/en/free_clinic_finder

Question: What happens if I'm denied?
Answer: There are four levels of appeal. If you are not satisfied with the decision at one level, you may appeal to the next. (PDF) http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10058.html#when

Question: I'd like to start a fundraising campaign who can I turn to?
Answer: If you would like to start a fundraising campaign to help raise money for outstanding medical bills or a major surgical proceedure I recommend "Give Forward". Information here: www.giveforward.com

Also Attorney Fees can be burdensome to many families during a time of need. Whether the case is for an accident, wrongful termination, discrimination and many other types, a lawyer charges a per hour fee (sometimes a flat fee). These charges can add up quickly. There is help available, sign up for a Funded Justice account. Friends, family, associates and others will be able to help you raise the money needed.


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