Attorneys for Social Security Disability Eligibility
Being disabled is not enough to qualify a person for disability benefits. If you have tried to deal with the Social Security Administration on your own or have already received a denied claim notice, talk to the experienced lawyers at the Law Office of Stephen Ross.
Our firm helps people throughout the United States obtain the Social Security Disability benefits they need and deserve. We know the law. We know how the system works. We have a very methodical and thorough approach for handling disability claims that we know from experience really works.
Which Type of Claim Should You File?
To obtain Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you have to have earned a certain number of “work credits” in recent years. Work credits are complicated and difficult to explain, but what they essentially measure is how much you’ve paid into the system in FICA taxes. To obtain SSI benefits, you do not have to have worked a day in your life, but you must show that you have a financial need.
Are You Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?
Although the disability benefits available under SSD and SSI are different, the definition of “disability” each program uses and the disability claims process for each is the same. Eligibility requirements are basically the same as well. Essentially, if you have an impairment that meets the SSA’s definition of a disability and can prove that you have been or will be unable to do any job for at least one full year because of it, you meet the minimum requirements.
For SSD, you will also need to have enough of a work history. For SSI, you will need to prove that you meet the SSA’s definition of “impoverished.” To learn more, please see the FAQ pages we have provided for SSD and SSI.
SSI and SSD Benefits Lawyers
Our attorneys can help you navigate the disability claims process. Call 800-799-1948 or contact us online to talk to an experienced and compassionate Social Security Disability eligibility attorney about your case.