There are seemingly innumerable myths, biases and misconceptions about Social Security Disability benefits
. Because we have been working on these issues for more than a quarter century, we at MordhorstLaw
have seen them all. Some common misconceptions include:
"SSD is an 'entitlement' program/government handout and claimants are just too lazy to work."
SSD is an insurance, like any other. If you are currently working you are paying for it, and if you worked, you were paying for it. You pay in when you are healthy and if you become disabled (through no fault of your own), you can make a claim. It is funded by payroll deductions and if you have paid enough into the system, you owe it to yourself to understand the nuances of eligibility. This common misconception fuels the misconception that ...