The Social Security Disability Insurance, also known as SSDI, it is a benefit program based on the applicant’s work history, when he becomes disabled. This is explained as follows: a person who has worked, each year has contributed certain taxes to Social Security, which are understood as “contributions”. Therefore, if for some unfortunate health reason, due to an accident that disables you or due to illness, you cannot work, and you have a minimum of the necessary credits, you will be able to apply for SSDI benefits.
People who can apply for SSDI benefits are those who have worked in a formally established company (or organization) that complies with all rules and laws, and who have paid Social Security contributions. To receive this financial aid, the individual must be suffering from a health or medical condition that is qualified as a total disability for Social Security and that prevents working for a year or more.
Your SSDI payment dates for August 2023 broken down
As in every month, during August 2023, payments for SSDI beneficiaries were separated into several groups, depending on the beneficiaries’ dates of birth. By this time of the month, several groups have already received their payments, but others are still waiting to see the money in their pockets.
The first payment group are those who have received SSDI benefits since before May 1997, who saw the August check on the 3rd. Then, those who have birthdays between the 1st and the 10th of any month, were paid on August 9th.
Later on, August 16th was the payday for the recipients of the program whose dates of birth are between the 11th and the 20th of any given month. Finally, there is a group of beneficiaries who are going to receive the SSDI payment on August 23rd: these are the ones who have birthdays between the 21st and the 31st of any month of the year.
How to apply for the SSDI benefits
The application can be made online, using this official website, and the entire process can take between 3 and 5 months to be approved. You can also call the toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 to schedule an appointment that will last one hour. Materials will be sent to you beforehand to start the application. You can go with a lawyer or another companion to help you with the procedure.
For the process, you will need to provide the Social Security number, date and place of birth, the names, addresses and phone numbers of doctors, social workers, hospitals and clinics that treated you and the dates of the visits, as well as the names and doses of all the medications you take.
If applicable, you may also be asked for medical records from doctors, therapists, hospitals, clinics and social workers, and laboratory results and medical tests. To verify that you have made the appropriate Social Security contributions, bring a summary of the places where you worked and the type of job you performed.
All this must be accompanied by a completed copy of the most recent Form W-2 (wage and tax return), or if you are self-employed, federal tax return for the previous year.