Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 13-Apr-2018

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:

  1. You must be unable to earn more than $1,180 a month (for 2018)
  2. You must have a permanent disability that is expected to last for at least 12 months
  3. Your disability must be severe enough to prohibit you from working
  4. Your illness or injury is on the Social Security Administration’s list of qualifying conditions
  5. You are unable to do another type of work because of your education, age, mental condition, or skills
  6. 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.

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