SSDI or Social Security Disability Insurance is used by those in Indiana who have been struck by severe illness, thus causing them to have to stop working. SSDI provides them with an alternative form of income while they are incapacitated. The program is funded by the Federal Insurance Contribution Act taxes, which usually come from their employer. In the event that they are ready to come back to work, SSDI can also help with that process. Understandably it can be quite a daunting task to begin the process of applying for this program. Therefore the following includes a list of the most common questions people have about SSDI.
What exactly is a ticket to work?
When you apply to a ticket to work program, you are being helped by the Social Securities Department to find employment opportunities. The program also aims to protect an individual’s SSI end medicare benefits while they are trying to find work. In addition, a ticket to work will help people find networks within their area that can further their journey to find permanent employment.
What does the trial work period mean?
During a trial work period, you are allowed to go back to work and obtain a paycheck from your employer. However, during this period, you will also continue to receive your SSDI benefits. The trial is around nine months, but that’s only if nothing goes wrong during those months. You may be able to pause and continue your trial work period.
Why do I need to know about SGA?
Understanding SGA or substantial gainful activity is incredibly important to your livelihood. The SGA program is used to determine the level of work activity of a person, which can then determine the eligibility for them to receive SSDI benefits. Each month you will be subjected to a disability renewal process that will look into your monthly earnings. If you are seen to be earning more than SGA, then your benefits will be paused for the time being.
If you have further questions regarding SSA tickets, it is highly recommended to obtain an attorney’s service. Doing so may allow you to take advantage of your benefits at a quicker pace.