Social Security Disability Questions Answered - Motley Fool
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are best viewed as a safety net for American workers. Statistically, about one of every eight workers will, at some point in their life, become at least temporarily unable to work, and SSDI is there to provide financial assistance for those who qualify. There are, of course, specific criteria which must be met to be eligible for benefits, which would include a monthly payment and, if the disability is long term, early enrollment in Medicare to help cover healthcare costs. Social Security even has a fairly comprehensive list of disabling medical conditions, which can help expedite the application process. In this Motley Fool article by Sam Swenson, the author discusses the basics of SSDI, but also offers insight about whether you can work at all when collecting SSDI benefits and whether your benefits will be taxable. Click here to read more.