In the United States, the Social Security Administration sends different checks to different groups of retirees. While it is true that the date of birth is used to determine the date of payment, the type of retirement does not affect the timing of payments.
However, in order to receive a disability benefit, a number of essential requirements must be met. Social Security does not grant a disability benefit to just anyone who applies for it. It is important to know what the requirements are before applying for it.
If we do not meet the requirements, we will not be able to apply for this disability benefit under any circumstances. On the other hand, as this benefit is not the only one that exists, it is possible that we can apply for a different one, such as the age retirement benefit.
But we must always keep in mind that in order to apply for the age retirement benefit it is necessary to reach 62 years of age, in addition to meeting other requirements. It is also true that the disability benefit has a lower cheque than the retirement benefit, although this depends on many different factors.
Know the Social Security Disability Pension requirements
The Social Security Administration itself has announced on its website what the two main requirements are. In order to receive a disability pension, the following requirements must be met:
Have had a job covered by Social Security.
Have a medical condition that meets the Social Security definition of disability.
With regard to SSA-covered work, it is necessary to comment that it is also mandatory to have completed a number of years. A general exact number of years cannot be determined, as each case is totally unique. Therefore, the Social Security Administration must study our specific case in order to determine our situation.
Likewise, the medical condition is also individual to each case. Each person with a disability will have a different condition. So it is impossible to determine for general cases what is the disability awarded. Through Best Tool we will be able to get an estimate of whether we will be able to apply for disability or not.
In any case, the best solution is to contact Social Security and ask about our specific case. If our situation warrants a disability benefit, we will soon get it and be able to make use of it. And remember, benefit payments are always made on the second, third and fourth Wednesday of the month, depending on the date of birth.