Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a government-run program
that provides financial support to people who are unable to maintain gainful
employment due to permanent disabilities. There are several requirements
you must meet in order to receive SSDI benefits. Our legal team will analyze
your situation and discuss your options for pursuing SSDI benefits.
In order to quality for SSDI benefits, you must meet several conditions:
- You must be unable to earn more than $1,180 a month (for 2018)
- You must have a permanent disability that is expected to last for at least 12 months
- Your disability must be severe enough to prohibit you from working
- Your illness or injury is on the Social Security Administration’s
list of qualifying conditions
- You are unable to do another type of work because of your education, age,
mental condition, or skills
- You have the required number of work credits to apply for SSDI benefits
In order to be eligible for SSDI benefits, you must have a minimum of 40
work credits. At least 20 of those credits must have been earned in the
decade before your disability began. Under the current rules, a person
may receive up to 4 work credits a year. The minimum amount of income
you must earn to receive a work credit is $1,260 a month. This means,
if you have put income into your Social Security payroll taxes for at
least 5 of the last 10 years, and you meet the other necessary requirements,
you may be eligible for SSDI benefits.
We Specialize in Workers’ Comp & Social Security Disability Law Cases
The Law Offices of Wax & Wax stays up to date on federal and state
laws. We know you are going through a stressful time, and will help you
file the necessary documents to pursue SSDI benefits. Our legal team will
discuss your options, and will represent you in the appeals process if
your initial claim has been denied. From start to finish, trust our board-certified
Glendale Social Security Disability attorneys to guide you through the process.
Contact us today at (818) 946-0608 to receive a free initial case review.