Car accident and SSDI benefits?

In the United States, 2.35 million individuals are injured or disabled in a car accident each year with costs averaging $230.6 billion per year, or an average of $820 per person. While many individuals may have protection for an unexpected death, many drivers are not prepared for serious life-threatening injuries which may keep them from working for months or years. Recently on our disability forum a user wrote, “If I have been seriously injured in a car accident and will not be able to work for several months can I receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits?”

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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and SSDI benefits

Ehlers-Danlos syndromes consist of a variety of conditions which are inherited from parents. The type and feature of each syndrome may vary but generally include joint hypermobility, weakness of tissues, and bruising. The severity of the condition and the type of treatment needed will vary based on the particular manifestations present. Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “If I have been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome will I qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?”

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Spousal benefits will I get them if spouse gets SSDI?

If you are disabled with a severe health condition which is expected to last at least 12 continuous months, you cannot perform substantial gainful activity, and you have sufficient work credits you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). In some case, your spouse or ex-spouse may also be entitled to a benefit based on your earnings record.

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Filing SSDI application do I need lawyer?

If you are debating whether or not to hire a disability lawyer it is important to understand not only the costs of hiring an attorney, but what they will be able to do for your case. Although a disability lawyer cannot help expedite your SSDI application through the Social Security Disability process, they can give you a greater chance at winning at every stage in the process. Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I have decided to file my SSDI application but want to know if I really need a lawyer now or should I wait to hire one if I am denied benefits?”

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