Social Security Disability (SSD)

Definition - What does Social Security Disability (SSD) mean?

Social Security disability refers to disability insurance coverage that is provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA is a federal agency that funds a number of social programs including disability insurance.

In the context of the law, a person must meet the legal requirements for disability in order to receive disability benefits from the SSA.

Justipedia explains Social Security Disability (SSD)

Disabilities are injuries and illnesses that can prevent a person from participating in substantial gainful activity for at least 12 months. (Disabilities can prevent a person from earning an income.) Examples of disabilities include paralysis, blindness, cancer, a broken back, etc.

There are disability lawyers who can help people through the process of applying for Social Security disability. If a person is successfully approved for disability benefits by the Social Security Administration, then they can receive an income replacement, or partial income replacement, from the SSA.

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