Explaining Social Security Disability Insurance
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is just that, insurance. For the most part, every employee in the United States pays into it throughout our working life just as we make other types of insurance payments. SSD insurance is administered by the Social Security Administration, and there are rules and requirements for eligibility of benefits. For example, it must be apparent that the disability will last at least 12 months. In an ideal situation, you would have a doctor's note that you can send in with your application, but practiced attorneys from Disability Action Advocates have won many cases where no doctor's note was available.
The SSA is a large government agency. As such, there is bound to be complexity and frustration in your efforts to communicate with them and get quick results. Our firm can help streamline this communication on your behalf. We have a great deal of experience and we are able to avoid the usual difficulties that people run into when trying to get approved for benefits.
Qualifying to Receive SSDI Benefits
In addition to having a disability that will last a year or more, a person must have earned a certain amount of "work credits" in order to be eligible for SSDI benefits. Normally, the requirement is that the disabled individual has earned 40 credits, and 20 of those credits must have been earned within the 10 years previous to becoming disabled. It is possible for younger workers to qualify with fewer credits. We encourage you to put our vast experience to work for you. We can save you an enormous amount of time and frustration based on our familiarity with this process, and we know how to obtain the fastest possible turn around for most claims. Call today to schedule a consultation!