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If you are suffering from a disability that prevents you from working, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Fill out the case review form to speak to a qualified SSDI attorney for free.

The Social Security Disability program is designed to protect the rights of disabled individuals and provide financial assistance to those unable to earn an income because of a physical or mental disability. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are “insured,” meaning you have paid Social Security taxes and worked long enough to qualify for the federal program. Unfortunately, many claimants with legitimate disabilities who apply for SSDI benefits are rejected by the Social Security Administration (SSA), which can saddle disabled individuals and their families with a considerable financial and emotional hardship. If you are suddenly unable to work because of a physical or mental disability, or if your SSDI claim has been denied by the SSA, fill out the form now to discuss your legal options with an experienced SSDI lawyer for free.

Qualifying for Disability Benefits

In order to qualify for SSDI benefits, you must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security, and you must have a medical condition that meets the SSA’s definition of disability. In order to determine whether a claimant is disabled, the SSA uses a step-by-step process involving five questions.

 

  • Are you working?
  • Is your condition “severe”?
  • Is your condition found in the list of disabling conditions?
  • Can you do the work you did previously?
  • Can you do any other type of work?

If you qualify for Social Security Disability, meaning you are unable to work for a year or more because of a debilitating condition, the SSDI program will pay you monthly cash benefits until you are able to work again on a regular basis. If you believe you may be eligible for SSDI benefits because of a disability, fill out the form to discuss your case with an experienced SSDI attorney today.

Applying for SSDI Benefits

Claims for SSDI benefits can take between three and five months to process, so it’s important that you speak to an experienced SSDI lawyer and submit your application to the SSA as soon as possible. In order to complete your Social Security Disability application, you will need to have on hand specific information about yourself, your medical condition and your work, including:

 

  • The names and dates of your minor children
  • Detailed information about your disability
  • Contact information for doctors and hospitals that treated you, and the dates of your visits
  • Medical records and test results
  • A list of jobs your worked in the 15 years prior to your disability
  • The amount of money you earned last year and this year

If your SSDI claim is denied by the SSA, you have the right to appeal the decision, which can be a long and arduous process. If you are eligible for SSDI benefits because of a legitimate disability, and your claim has been rejected, fill out the form now to discuss your claim with a reputable SSDI lawyer.

Contact an Experienced SSDI Attorney Today

Disability is something that few young people think about until it happens to them or a loved one, but studies show that over one in four of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before the age of 67. Social Security Disability can act as a safety net for disabled individuals struggling to pay medical bills and cover their cost of living, but when an SSDI application is denied, the consequences can be devastating for the disabled individual and his or her loved ones. If you are suffering from a disability that prevents you from earning an income, fill out the case review form to speak to an experienced SSDI lawyer for free. With a skilled attorney on your side, you can appeal your rejected SSDI claim and significantly improve your chances of receiving the disability benefits you deserve.

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