In general, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays monthly cash benefits to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of disability. To qualify for benefits, you must have worked in jobs covered by social security and have a medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition of disability.
How much work do you need to qualify? See Social Security Official Website Planner
If your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim has already been denied, call us for help and schedule a free initial consultation.
There are specific criteria that you must meet to be eligible for SSDI, which include:
- That you can no longer work because of a mental or physical impairment that has lasted or is expected to last continuously for a 12-month period;
- That your condition is severe, in that it is on the list of severe impairments or is equally as severe as the impairments on the list;
- That your condition has made it impossible to do the work that you had done; and
- That your impairment prevents you from doing any other type of work based on your age, work experience, education and skills.
If you meed these criteria, our attorneys can also help you with your initial claim by securing documentation and helping you complete the necessary forms.
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SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME
In general, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pays monthly benefits to people who have low income and few resources and are age 65 or older, blind or disabled. To qualify for benefits you must meet the income and assets limits. The definition for disabled is generally th same as for other Social Security disability programs.
For more information on Supplemental Security Income, click the link for the Social Security (SSID) Booklet.
or this link for the online version of Understanding Social Security (SSID)