Dealing with Disability: Social Security and Applying for Benefits

If you are caring for a patient that has a disability, Social Security may give assistance in covering for living and medical expenses. You may extend your services to your patient by talking him or her through the application procedure. To know what to expect throughout the process, it helps to identify certain points involving disability benefits and rules.

Qualifications for Social Security Disability

By definition, the Social Security Administration (SSA) says that a disability is a condition that prevents an individual from performing gainful activity. Any attempt to perform such activities may cause physical or mental impairment to the person. The disability should have also persisted for a period of not less than 12 months, according to sources. Read more on this article:

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