Millions of Americans, including Ohioans, receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. And, after years of war oversees and the fight against terrorism, there are millions of military veterans in America, many of whom suffered injuries during their time in the service. If these military veterans are classified as "disabled" due to their wartime injures, are they eligible for SSD benefits?
Most Ohioans expect to contribute and work until retirement age. For many of our readers, that will be the case. However, there are millions of Americans who get injured or suffer from a serious illness, which takes them out of the workforce and keeps them there. For these disabled individuals, there may be an option to gain some measure of financial security: Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
Workers in Ohio - and throughout the United States - pay a part of their wages into a federal fund that is designed to protect you if you are injured or become ill and can no longer work. The taxes that fund the Social Security Disability Insurance program are taken out of your wages as part of your FICA withholding, just like Medicare and Social Security retirement taxes. Once you have earned sufficient work credits, you may qualify for SSD benefits if you become ill or injured.