Disability Benefits in San Diego

One of the ways disabled individuals get to enjoy their rights is through the benefits that are provided to them. In San Diego there are disability benefits made available to all disabled residents of the county.

The website Disability Benefits Help is providing assistance in the area of San Diego by providing a portal of resources for those wanting to know more about the benefits available to them. Here are some information that they have in their landing page.

Disability Benefits in San Diego
Disability benefits in San Diego. (Photo Credits)

“To qualify for Social Security disability in San Diego, you’ll need to show the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you’re unable to perform any job on a full-time basis due to illness or injury. You’ll also need to prove that this has lasted, or is expected to last, for at least a year. Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is relatively easy, and can be done at your local San Diego Social Security office, via phone, or online at the SSA’s website.”

Take a look at their website here.

Non-Profit Groups

The Disability Rights Advocates is meanwhile a group of advocates that provide legal helps for disabled individuals nationwide, including those based in the San Diego area. According to their webpage their 20-year organization has taken on more than 400 cases that helped improve the lives of disabled individuals.

“DRA represents people with disabilities whose civil rights have been violated. It identifies and dismantles barriers in partnership with a broad network of local and national client organizations, representing people with the full spectrum of disabilities, including mobility, sensory, cognitive, and psychiatric. DRA represents these organizations in complex, system-change class-action cases. DRA never charges its clients for representation.”

Read more here.

Private Law Firms

Gerald Brody and Associates meanwhile shared some useful information on the disability benefits provided to San Diego residents. In one of their online articles, they also shared the difference between the benefits of temporarily disabled and those that are permanently disabled.

“Permanent disability (PD) is any lasting disability that results in reduced earning capacity. PD is identified after a doctor determines that your injury has become Permanent and Stationary (P&S), meaning no change is likely. If your on-the-job injury results in PD, you are entitled to PD benefits, even if you are able to go back to work. PD benefits are limited.  The amount you receive will be determined by your disability rating (determined by a rating specialist from the Disability Evaluation Unit), the date of your injury, and your average weekly wages before you were injured.”

Read the continuation here.

Disabled individuals can indeed lead a good life in San Diego because of the benefits provided for its residents.