You're frightened, worried, and stressed because you just received word that you have an illness or a debilitating injury that may prevent you from being able to work. Now what? How you will you make the money you need in order to pay your mortgage or rent? How about food, and all of the other essentials you need in order to survive?

You may have heard about Daytona Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Here's what you need to know.

Social Security Disability Insurance in Florida: The Essential Info You Need Today

Social Security Disability Insurance is a federal program, just like the more widely know Social Security Retirement Benefits. SSDI was developed in order to help those who are too sick or injured to work. It provides a certain amount of money each month to help pay for essentials, such as food, shelter, and clothing. Basically, it aims to provide you with some or all of the income you received before you became injured.

People eligible to receive SSDI must have established a history of paying into this insurance system by automatic payroll deduction. This means SSDI benefits will be available only to workers who have a significant employment history. In addition, Social Security Disability Insurance is provided only to those who are no longer able to work because of a significant injury or illness that is expected to last at least a year or cause death within a year. A variety of different sicknesses and disabilities can cause this, and your doctor should be able to tell you if this pertains to you.

Not everyone who receives disability payments gets the same amount. The payments are calculated by a specific formula that takes your past earnings—before you became disabled—into consideration.

Can You Get the Disability Benefits You Need?

Facing the reality of life when you aren't able to work is quite overwhelming. It is unfair that you aren't able to work anymore because of your injury and illness, but that doesn't mean you have to give up. Daytona Social Security Disability Insurance may be able to help you get back on your feet again and allow you to continue to pay for the things you need and enjoy.

The attorneys at the law offices of Johnson and Gilbert are experienced in dealing with Social Security insurance cases and can answer your questions regarding it. Call us at 800.556.8890 to find out more, or visit our Facebook page.