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When to file for SSD

California residents who have some form of physical or mental impairment that significantly affects how well they are able to work should know if and when they should apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Filing for SSD is typically advised if a medical condition restricts a person's ability to work. This includes the abilities to do tasks a person has performed in the past as well as other types of work that are considered suitable due to a person's training, education and job skills.

Injured on the job? Don't walk it off

You fall from a ladder at work. It's a simple accident, but you land on the hard concrete floor and you immediately feel your knee go sideways. A few other workers come running as soon as they hear you yell.

SSD or SSI and previous jobs

When California residents submit a claim for SSI or Social Security Disability benefits, many aspects of their lives are evaluated, including their work history. However, the very last job held by a claimant is not the determining factor for whether the benefits are awarded. The Social Security Administration uses a five-step evaluation process when deciding on cases. The final two steps of the evaluation process pertain to an assessment of the claimant's ability to execute work activity.

Get a better understanding of Social Security insurance

A healthy young worker in California is likely not thinking about disability. The truth is that when people are healthy, they do not want to think about negative changes to their health. However, according to statistics, workers who are 20 years of age have a 25 percent chance of becoming disabled prior to reaching the age of retirement. These dire statistics put the idea of thinking about what one would do if they become disabled in a different light.

Getting disability benefits back pay

California residents who appealed a denial of Social Security disability benefits and were then approved may be awarded back benefits. An established date of onset will be determined by the disability examiner. This date will be used by the Social Security Administration as the date on which the disability is determined to have begun.

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