How is My Past Work Relevant?
About Past Employment and Social Security Disability Benefits
When you file a claim for Social Security disability, your past work record is taken into account by the SSA (Social Security Administration). This is mainly because funds come from the social security taxes that you paid while working. A committed attorney can help you ascertain whether or not you qualify. Having an advocate on your side may also increase your chances of qualifying for benefits the first time. Many people get discouraged because a majority of claims get denied but we at Disability Action Advocates have helped thousands to get approved.
How is your job history evaluated?
When the SSA looks at your past work record, they assign points. You need roughly 40 points with 20 of those occurring in the ten year period before you became disabled. It is therefore important that you have had a steady work record when you file a claim for SSD. We work in creative ways, however, and look for periods you might have been out of work before, due to a disability.
If you are back on the job now, we can still go back and get benefits for you from that time you were off work. You can call us for free and we will be glad to answer all of your questions. We don't require that you have a letter from your doctor saying that you are disabled. We will assess your situation and let you know if you have a case. You don't have to wait until you get denied because we will work with you from the initial filing and then follow up on every step until we get results. We also do not charge a fee unless we win your case so call us today to discuss your case.