Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): This is the most common benefit provided by the Social Security Administration, designed to cover those that have recently worked, but who are now disabled.
The amount of disability benefits you are entitled to are based on your work history and earnings in the ten years preceding your disability. If you are found eligible for SSDI, you might be entitled to retroactive benefits if you were disabled before the date of your application.
Another type of Social Security Disability is Supplemental Security Income (SSI), for disabled individuals with limited incomes and assets. To qualify, certain income guidelines must be met.
When the Social Security Administration receives your application, it will determine whether you're eligible for disability benefits under SSDI, SSI, or both, even if you have not requested both. If you're declined for one type of benefit, you're declined for both.
It's common for more than half of Social Security Disability applicants to be declined. Once hiring an attorney, it's common for many applicants' claims to become successful.
The Social Security Administration’s own records confirm that a person with an attorney has a far greater chance of obtaining benefits.
Social Security Disability claims are decided on answers to the following questions:
An attorney can help you determine if you qualify.
If you've been declined for Social Security Disability benefits, or would like help learning how to apply, schedule a free consultation today.