Applying For Social Security Benefits After A Car Accident
When a person is involved in a car accident and suffers injuries that are severe enough to keep them from working, the person may start to wonder how else they may receive much-needed income. If the accident was caused by another person, seeking compensation through the other person’s insurance company or through a personal injury lawsuit can seem like an obvious choice. If the accident happened during a work-related drive, the injured person may also be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. There is another avenue that an injured person may consider depending on the nature of the injuries sustained in the accident, and that is Social Security disability benefits.
Social Security Disability
Disability benefits are available to people who have an injury or a medical condition, that is so severe, it keeps them from working. Here is a guide of eligible impairments that qualify a person for benefits. If a person does not meet the impairments listed, the Social Security Administration determines eligibility based on the person’s residual functional capacity. If a person develops anxiety as a result of the accident, and the anxiety affects the person’s daily life severely enough, he may be eligible for benefits because anxiety is an impairment covered under the impairment listings.
It is not common for people to receive Social Security disability benefits after a car accident because the debilitating symptoms do not last long enough to limit a person’s ability to work. Generally, a person is required to have an injury that lasts or is expected to last for more than twelve months in order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. If a person suffers traumatic injuries or the loss of a limb, keeping them from pursuing the kind of work they did before the accident, then the person may be eligible for benefits.
Supplemental Security Income
Another resource for those who have not or are not working would be Supplemental Social Security Income. This is more specifically designed for people who are elderly, blind, and disabled, who have little to no income. This resource provides cash in order to meet basic needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter. If you are wondering if you are eligible to receive Supplemental Social Security Income you can click here. If you are find yourself in a car accident, and you are eligible for Supplemental Social Security Income, let the attorneys at Wall Huntington Law Firm get you the compensation you deserve.
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Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be difficult and may take a long time. Most cases are also denied and require an appeal before the applicant can get benefits. Before taking that approach, when your injuries may not meet the criteria for benefits, you should consider seeking compensation for your injuries from the negligent party that caused your accident. For more information on filing a claim, contact the experienced car accident attorneys of the Wall Huntington Law Firm in Wichita, Kansas, call us today at 800-475-4140.