Potential SSD recipients may find Social Security website helpful

Sometimes disabilities in Pennsylvania may be so severe that they prevent people from being able to continue working. These disabilities may be either physical or mental. Fortunately, Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSD, can be a huge help for these individuals, providing a financial safety net for them when they can no longer earn a living for themselves and their families.

The Social Security Administration has a website that allows current or potential SSDI recipients to open free accounts to access vital information. Here, people can easily find their earnings information as well as their Social Security statements. People can also get estimates of possible future benefits if they are currently working.

This information is extremely valuable for helping individuals both old and young to make educated financial decisions about their futures if they are planning to pursue SSD benefits. People who are already getting disability benefits can also use the website for easy and quick changes and updates, such as changes of address. They can also change their direct deposit information or receive replacement documents for the tax season. Over 20 million people currently use the website to remain informed about their benefits as well as prepare for their futures.

Even though disabilities can have a negative impact on a person's life in Pennsylvania, SSD benefits can help people with disabilities to be able to continue supporting themselves and their loved ones financially. Sometimes, however, people's SSD claims end up being denied. An applied knowledge of the law may help individuals to successfully obtain the disability benefits to which they are entitled.

Source: wmicentral.com, "Gather the family around My Social Security", James Barney, Dec. 8, 2015

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