Should you choose SSD or private insurance?

On Behalf of | Jun 15, 2022 | Social Security Disability

There are a lot of misconceptions about SSD and private insurance in New Jersey. Some people think that if they have SSD, they don’t need any other insurance. Others think that private insurance is always better than SSD. It’s important to understand both types of insurance before making a decision about what’s best for you.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

This is a federally run program that provides benefits to people who are unable to work because of a disability. Some of the benefits that SSD provides include monthly cash benefits and health insurance through Medicare. To qualify for SSD, you must have worked and paid into the Social Security system for a certain period of time. The amount of time varies depending on your age. You also need to have a qualifying disability that is expected to last at least one year or result in death.

The main advantage of Social Security Disability is that it is a federally run program, which means that the benefits are not dependent on your employment status. This can be a big advantage for people with disabilities who might have trouble finding and keeping a job. Also, since it provides health insurance through Medicare. It can be a big help for people with disabilities who need regular medical care.

Private Insurance

Private insurance is a type of insurance that you get through an employer or that you purchase on your own. There are many different types of private insurance, but the most common type is health insurance. Private insurance can also include things, like life insurance, disability insurance and long-term care insurance.

The main advantage of private insurance is that it can be tailored to your specific needs. For example, if you have a pre-existing medical condition, you can get a policy that covers your particular needs. Also, private insurance is not based on your employment status, which means that you can keep your coverage even if you change jobs or become unemployed.

Therefore, if you have a qualifying disability and are having trouble finding and keeping a job, SSD might be the best option for you. On the other hand, if you need specific coverage that is not available through SSD, private insurance might be a better choice.