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Aging Disability Benefits: Might Be More Than You Think

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: September 11, 2015
AGING DISABILITY BENEFITS: MIGHT BE MORE THAN YOU THINK

If you reside in the state of California and are over age 50, and believe you are eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD), there are some things you should know. First, if you don’t qualify for SSD you still could qualify for SSDI. Individuals that don’t have enough work credits for SSD, could still qualify for SSDI.

There are also many other services available to those over age 50 in California that you may not know about. When you hire an experienced lawyer who understands the Social Security Disability process, you can learn about these services and gather resources that can be very beneficial for seniors, caregivers, and adults with disabilities.

Many of these programs are made available to promote self care to the elderly persons or adults with disabilities and to prevent undesirable institutionalization by coordinating efforts of the individual, their family or caregiver, and their primary care physician. Some of the services included with this are professional nursing services, OT and PT, mental health services, personal hygiene, meals, transportation, health promotion and disease prevention activities, nutritional counseling, and transportation.

Seniors and adults with disabilities can also qualify for routine health screening, emotional well-being, nutrition education, and physical fitness activities. Throughout the state of California, there are more than 30 agencies, through the California Department of Aging, to assist these people.

Many of these services have no income requirement but do require that the services are for someone aged 60 or older, unless they have Alzheimer’s disease or a related neurologic dysfunction. The California Department of Aging also funds programs that help with housing concerns, protective services, pensions and nursing homes.

This is why it is a good idea to get in touch with a California attorney who knows the ropes when it comes to elderly disability laws and benefits.

Tony Adderley

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.