Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that one in five Americans is afflicted with a disabling illness or condition, whether it was something they were born with or something they acquired later in life.
Despite the hardship that having a disability may bring on a person, the good news is that there are a variety of disability benefits available to Americans through the Social Security Administration.
There are two types of programs that the Social Security Administration offers to people with disabilities, the benefits of which can be extremely helpful for recipients and their families. One of the more popular programs is Supplemental Security Income, which extends benefits to children from low-income families and adults 65 years of age and above who are blind or are otherwise disabled.
Another option is the Social Security Disability Insurance program, and payment amounts are based on a variety of factors, including the person’s age, former wages, and length of former employment.
Our legal team at the Chris Mayo Law Firm in San Antonio, Texas can help you pursue Social Security benefits if you or someone you love is having trouble making ends meet because of a disabling injury or illness. Call our offices at (210) 899-5440 today to learn more.