Are you unable to live a healthy and productive life because you are suffering from a medical condition or an injury? Well, you’re not the only one. There are thousands of people who cannot make a living because they are mentally impaired or physically incapacitated. If your situation is like this, then Social Security Disability Insurance (SSIDI) could be the answer to your problem. If you are planning to apply for disability benefits under SSDI, you will need the services of a Security disability lawyer. A lawyer will help you through the difficult process and ensure that you are fully compensated.
The Law Office of William Knight will steer you through the difficult process to obtain disability benefits. It’s never going to easy applying for Social Security disability on your own. You need an experienced lawyer to help you handle your disability claims. If you need answers to your question, we can help you.
It is very important for you to have some understanding of and the purpose of SSDI.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) handles two disability programs, which offer benefits on a monthly basis to disabled persons who are unable to work anymore. The two are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Although they share a few similar eligibility requirements, they both are different programs. SSDI is intended specifically for persons who worked for a specific number of years but are no longer able to work because they experienced some type physical, or mental disability.
For you to qualify for SSDI you would have had to work jobs that make deductions from your salary towards payments to Social Security. This means that the jobs you worked at, would have deducted a specific amount of money as taxes to the SSA through jobs covered by Social Security.
Contributions are calculated in “work credits.” You will need no less than four work credits per year to qualify. The number of deductions need for work credit vary each year but once the specific number is reached for that year in salary or in income derived from self-employment, you would have earned one work credit.
Age plays an important role in the number of credits you need to be eligible for SSDI. Furthermore, the requirement of the SSA is that you would have earned some of these credits over a ten-year period before you became incapacitated. Basically, you need a total of 40 credits but 20 should have been earned during the last 10 years before your disability. Yet still, younger workers can qualify but with fewer credits.
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