How Do I Qualify For Social Security Disability?

When An Injury Does Not Allow You To Work

Having an injury that does not allow you to work is stressful. You may not be sure how you will pay medical bills or household expenses such as rent, utilities and food. There may be benefits available, but what should you do if you are not sure if you are eligible to receive them?

At Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law, we are seasoned disability lawyers, working to get our clients the help they need to get back on their feet. We know that the process can be stressful, and we can help.

What To Know About Qualifying For Social Security Disability

If you are employed, you may be able to get help from your employer, particularly if it was a workplace incident that caused your condition. However, if you are out of work due to your condition, you still have recourse. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), not to be confused with Supplemental Security Income (SSI), is a program designed to provide insurance based on your work history, not your current employment.

To be eligible, you must meet both medical and financial conditions, including:

  • Your medical condition must be included in Social Security's list of approved conditions.
  • Your medical condition makes it impossible to work either at your current or past jobs, or a less taxing job.
  • Your monthly earnings are under a certain level.
  • You have paid taxes into Social Security for a certain length of time.

Meeting these conditions is the first step toward receiving the benefits you need to take care of your family while you are injured. One of our attorneys can help evaluate your situation and determine if you may be eligible.

Call Today For Peace Of Mind

There is no reason to wait when your family's future is on the line. Call Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law today to see if you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Our office is located in New London, and can be reached at 800-499-0145 or through our online contact form.