Let’s start with the basics of what you are applying for when you seek Social Security Disability.

Social Security Disability benefits are not welfare.

When you are paid the Federal Government deducts taxes for Social Security and Medicare.

This money is used to eventually pay you Social Security Retirement and Medicare benefits.

Another part of Social Security is that if you become disabled or unable to work you may be eligible for Social Security Disability.

Most people receive an annual report from Social Security. It is a a green and white newsletter that shows your wages over the years, and amounts you will receive if you retire at certain ages. It also includes death benefits and benefits for disability.

Social Security Disability is part of what you have paid into the system over the years you have worked.

It can be accessed if you meet certain medical requirements.

Questions about Social Security Disability? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.