Social Security Disability Benefits
Are you having trouble trying to get SSD benefits?
Social Security Administration offers benefits for Americans that have been disabled and are unable to
work. It is a federal program and is financed by the Social Security tax
commonly known as FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act). Disabled
workers must have paid a certain amount into this program from their wages
or self-employment income.
There are two main qualifications for
Social Security disability:
- The first is that you must be permanently disabled. This means that you
have been unable to work and earn more than $1,000 due to your disability
for 12 months or you expect that you will be unable to work for 12 months or more.
- The second qualification is that in your working life, you have earned
enough work credits. Work credits are determined based on a dollar amount
earned within a year. The amount can vary from year to year. The normal
amount of work credits required are 40 and 20 of those must have been
earned in the 10 years prior to being disabled.
past work is relevant to establishing your qualifications as well. There are several variables
in establishing work credits and a qualified lawyer can provide valuable
assistance in helping you to understand the process and expediting it
with our experience and knowledge. For younger disabled workers, parent's
work credits can sometimes be used to qualify.
When can I receive my payments?
According to the Social Security Administration (SSA),
Under the law, your payments cannot begin until you have been disabled
for at least five full months. Payments usually start with your sixth
month of disability. When Social Security tells you that you will be receiving
disability benefit payments, the notice explains how much your disability
benefit will be and when your payments start. Generally, your disability
benefits will continue as long as your medical condition has not improved
and you cannot work.
Committed and Passionate Legal Assistance
Denial rates are higher than ever before. This is partially due to the fact that applications
for disability have escalated. Having a lawyer representing you from the
beginning can greatly improve your chances of a successful application
process. The professionals at Disability Action Advocates have helped
thousands to reach a successful outcome. We are committed to doing everything
possible to help qualified applicants obtain their benefits. We accept
no payments from you unless we have won your case. Whether you are at
the beginning of the process or you need assistance with
appeals and hearings we can help.