Qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

| May 5, 2019 | Firm News

Life is unpredictable in the various types of illnesses and medical conditions that might arise. Countless hard-working individuals, including combat veterans have suffered life-altering disabilities. People need options for care and financial resources when tragedy strikes. Everyone is entitled to finding help for physical and mental disabilities that hinder a person’s earning potential.

Financial hurdles cause a serious problem for disabled workers and their loved ones. Thankfully, there are resources for people who qualify. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) helps countless Americans meet their financial obligations after suffering a debilitating injury.

Here are the basics for qualifying for SSDI:

  • Types of injury or illness – Your illness or injury must qualify for SSDI. Common types of qualifying medical conditions include: heart disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, depression/anxiety, orthopedic injuries, etc.
  • Length of time – A minimum of 12 months is required to be qualified for SSDI. Otherwise, an illness, injury or medical condition must be expected to persist for next 12 months or be considered terminal.
  • Tax contribution– Applicants need a history of paying into FICA taxes for a considerable amount of time through lengthy work history.

If you are unsure about whether or not you qualify for SSDI, get legal counsel right away. There are many laws surrounding disability among workers that could help you recover lost wages and acquire the financial security you need. You are not alone in legal justification for the benefits you seek. Getting approved for SSDI could make a huge impact on your daily quality-of-life.