Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, defined
In this informative article by the Social Security Administration’s Council Bluffs (IA) District Manager Judy Franklin, the author provides some insight into how Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits work, focusing on the fact that SSDI doesn’t apply to short term disabilities and isn’t intended to completely replace a disabled worker’s full earnings. The program is, nevertheless, an important lifeline to those who become totally disabled and are unable to work for a year or more. Click here to read more in Iowa’s Missouri Valley Times-News about Social Security’s definition of disability.
Also, if you’re unsure about how these basics apply to you, or if you have any questions about your individual situation under Social Security, note that the AMAC Foundation provides a free-to-the-public service to help Americans navigate the complexities of this program. Learn more about it here…