What to do if you have a disability?

What to do if you have a disability?

Discover disability benefits and insurance options that you may qualify for. Get tips and information to help you care for your loved one with special medical needs. Explore programs for people with disabilities to help with housing, taxes, medical bills, and more.

Do you have to be on disability to get Social Security?

Then you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition of disability. In general, we pay monthly benefits to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability. Benefits usually continue until you are able to work again on a regular basis.

Who is eligible for short term disability in California?

The California State Disability Insurance (SDI) program provides short-term Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) wage replacement benefits to eligible workers who need time off work. You may be eligible for DI if you are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury, pregnancy, or childbirth.

How do we decide if you are disabled ( Step 4 and Step 5 )?

If we decide you are not physically and mentally able to do any of your past relevant work, either as you did it or as it is generally done in the national economy, we go to step 5, the final step of our disability process. What information do you need about my past work ? We need the titles of all of your jobs in the past 15 years.

What are the qualifications for state disability?

In order to qualify for SSDI benefits: You must have a qualifying physical or mental health impairment. Your disability must have lasted at least 12 months or be expected to last at least 12 months or be expected to result in death. You must have worked enough to have earned sufficient credits.

What is the quickest way to get disability?

The quickest way to apply for SSDI is online through the SSA.gov website. Because the SSDI can take more than an hour to fill out, applicants have the ability to save their application and return to it later. Those who do not have an Internet connection can ask their local SSA office to mail them an SSDI application.

What medical conditions can get you approved for disability?

You can qualify for disability benefits with conditions such as fibromyalgia, depression, bipolar disorder, multiple sclerosis, degenerative disc disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, heart problems, and many other conditions. The point being, any condition can qualify you…

What are the requirements for California State Disability?

To be eligible for temporary disability benefits in California, you must have lost income due to a disabling condition that rendered you unable to work. You must have earned at least $300 in wages during base period and have State Disability Insurance taxes withheld from your paycheck.