According to the National Academy of Social Insurance, Social Security Disability is a program that “pays monthly benefits to workers who are no longer able to work due to a significant illness or impairment that is expected to last at least a year or to result in death within a year.”
Am I Eligible?
In order to be eligible for SSD, an individual must have a medical impairment that prevents you from doing work you did previously or any other type of full-time work. These are just some of the many factors that determine your SSD eligibility. This is why it is important to seek help from experienced SSD attorneys that will be able to assist you with the application process.
- Work History: If you are an individual who has never worked in the past, you will not be eligible for Social Security Disability. Work history and eligibility is dependent on many factors, such as where you worked, how long you have worked, and age (among many other factors). Speak with our SSD attorneys at Parmele Law and let us help you determine your eligibility.
- Income: The amount that you made while you were working is a major factor in determining how much money you will receive if you are approved for SSD. For example, if you made $20,000 a year in the past, you will receive 12,000 per year in benefits. The amount will vary depending on how much you made.
- Length of Disability: In general, to be eligible for disability you must not have the ability to work for 12 consecutive months or you must have a terminal illness. If you are unsure if you qualify for SSD, contact our SSD attorneys and we can answer any questions you may have.
- Difficult Approval Process: The application process for SSD is very strict and difficult. As reported by the Social Security Administration, more than 60 percent of individuals who apply for SSD initially get denied. This why it is important to work with our SSD attorneys. We can help you avoid denial, and if you get denied we can assist you with the appeal process.
- Work Grace Period: If you start recieving SSD, you may go back to work for a certain amount of time without being penalized. Discuss these rules with our SSD attorneys.
- Health Care Coverage: Another benefit to receiving SSD is that you will receive Medicare immediately after you are approved.
Keep in mind, if you are a blind person, there are separate and specific SSD eligibility rules. Contact Parmele Law Firm to find out more.
Contact our SSD attorneys at Parmele Law Firm
At Parmele Law Firm, our SSD attorneys are eager to help you with your disability case. Contact us today for more information and to set up a free consultation. Keep in mind that you will not owe us any money until we win your case.