Auto accidents can lead to death and both temporary and permanent disabilities. Damage to nerves and the spinal cord, or long term trauma and depression might hinder an individual’s ability to join the workplace for some time. Although an auto insurance company might take care of the damages to your car, medical expenses might need special attention and support to cover treatments. Apart from medical insurance, another possibility is to seek Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
An expert personal injury attorney can be consulted, to not just help navigate the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) processes, but also claim medical compensation and damages due to an auto accident from the defendant. The following are some details on how to seek SSDI and SSI in Illinois.
Disability Determination Services
The determination services are the first step for citizens of Illinois in seeking SSDI and SSI.
- Social Security Disability Insurance can pay benefits to an individual and a family member if all social security taxes to date have been paid before an application was filed. The Social Security Administration (SSA) closely monitors all medical conditions and approves applications based on authentic medical records.
- To receive a supplementary security income, an individual should be either aged 65 or older, be disabled, or blind. For adults, disability means the inability to do a gainful activity, a condition that may result in death, or a constant condition that has lasted for a period of at least 12 months. For children, a disability means functional limitations, a condition that can result in death, or a condition that has lasted for at least 12 months. Additionally, SSI of up to $3,000 is only available to those who have limited income, or limited resources to cover basic needs,
Filling for Benefits
Fillings can be done through a local Social Security Administration (SSA) Office. Car injuries such as back disorders, spinal cord injuries, soft tissue injuries, anxiety disorder and bone or neck fracture are acceptable. In case of ineligibility, a residual functional capacity (RFC) is determined by SSA to see if an individual finds it difficult to do even the simplest of tasks, due to a disability. Individuals can also use a disability planner to asses if they need assistance, or meet requirements for SSDI and SSI.
If you wish to find out more about social security disability benefits and unusual injuries in Illinois, schedule a free consultation, contact the offices of Robert Edens at (847) 395-2200 to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer.