Disability claims in California have risen through the years. This seems to be relative to the heightening number of fatalities in the same state. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there are 3,081 cases of traffic fatalities in this state alone. One possible postulation is that those who experience mishaps are workers who in turn sustained disabilities. They may no longer have the capacity to work again and have been ill for the longest time after the accident.
Luckily, the government has long seen this problem and has made different actions to counter the aforementioned issue. It led to the creation of the Social Security Administration(SSA) which is an independent agency that caters to the disabled employees, retirees and survivors. Disability claims in California are availed through this agency by qualified applicants. They should comply with the following to be able to get the benefits that they need:
Should be 18 years old and aboveWorked for a time where he or she has provided an ample amount of Social Security taxHas acquired an infirmity that in the end makes them unable to work for at least 12 months that could also possibly end to their demiseThe individual must be a citizen of the United States and has resided within the countries' territories
It is important to note that the funds for these programs come from the taxes that employees pay and it is their due right to get this in time of need. There are two programs offered by the SSA but the one that specifically caters to these types of citizens is the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The payment given to applicants are relative to the amount that they have paid during their tenure as workers. This particularly means that the amount of tax that they have given shall be the amount that they will receive.