Understanding Social Security Disability
Helping those in Sacramento for 20+ Years
Generally speaking, you must pass two different earnings tests to receive disability benefits:
- The recent work test is based on how old you were when you became disabled, and
- The duration of work test demonstrates that you spent a long enough time working under Social Security
The Social Security Administration uses a 5-Step process to determine eligibility:
- Are you working?
- Is your medical condition severe?
- Does your impairment meet or medically equal a listing?
- Can you do the work you did before?
- Can you do any other type of work?
SSI is for people who don’t have enough work credits and/or have not paid into Social Security. SSI makes monthly payments to those who of low income and/or few resources, and who are:
- Age 65 or older; or
Why You Need an SSD Representative by Your Side
The application process for obtaining the disability benefits that you need unfortunately tends to be a lengthy and confusing one. 60% of all of the applications filed are denied the first time, and relatively few people know that they have the ability and the right to appeal that decision. However, with help from a highly skilled advocate, well over half of those whose applications were denied the first time are then able to secure a favorable decision at the Administrative Appeals level.
Call a Social Security Disability Attorney in Sacramento, CA
Disability Action Advocates has assisted thousands of clients with the challenge of applying for SSDI and SSI benefits. We understand the important points that can make the difference in how your claim is arbitrated. We also understand the extreme difficulties that you are facing when you cannot work. Our firm welcomes the opportunity to assist you in obtaining the benefits you are entitled to. We don’t charge a fee unless we have won your case for you.
To learn more about us and the services that we provide, contact our firm at (888) 421-8705 and speak to a Sacramento Social Security disability lawyer today!