American Disabilities Network

Welcome to Disability Benefits Help

Social Security Benefits, State Disability Benefits, Disability Insurance; It seems that getting help has been made confusing on purpose.  We know the difficulty many have struggled with to get the help they need.  Our goal is to assist you with the information and contacts so you can get the disability benefits you need now.  Living with a disability is hard enough, you shouldn’t have to fight red tape too.

Check out or Disability & Benefit Information Center to learn more about how to obtain Social Security Disability and other forms of Disability Benefits.

Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.

— Martina Navratilova

Disability & Benefits Information Center

Social Security Disability Benefits Information

If you have worked and paid into Soc. Sec. and are now disabled and reasonably unable to work, you might qualify for disability benefits. Even if you are dealing with a mental issue, such as outlined at this site, you may be well covered. These federal benefits pay you a portion of your average monthly earnings, over the life of your work history, each month as long as you are disabled. There are some common questions for people looking for information on disability benefits:


Social Security Retirement Benefits Information

Every paycheck you get has a line where they take out Soc. Sec. withholding taxes and you have been paying your share into Soc. Sec. But when it comes time to retire, do you really know what your benefits will be? Do you understand how Soc. Sec. works? Most have questions and we have put together information on the most common ones we are asked about:


Disability Insurance Information

Beyond Soc. Sec. disability benefits, what can you do if you are disabled and unable to work? There are several options like this one and one of the most common is disability insurance. Besides foreseeable dangers in your job there there are a lot of things that can happen and keep you from working. Disability insurance is one precaution you can take to protect yourself if that happens. Here are some things to thing about when considering disability insurance.


Social Security Survivors Benefits

When a person passes away families and dependents are left to pick up the pieces. While no one wants to think about money at such a time, life must still go on. Especially if the deceased is the breadwinner of the family their survivors will be looking for ways to continue on financially. Soc. Sec. survivor benefits are one thing that families can look to for help. If you are trying to find more information or just finding out about this avenue, here are some answers that might help you.


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