There are two types of claims that a person may file to receive Social Security benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Both types of claims have certain requirements that must be met. Occasionally, even if a person is disabled, they may not qualify for benefits based on these additional restrictions. Our attorneys will be able to assist you in determining if you qualify.
To qualify for SSDI you must meet the following criteria:
- You have a physical or mental condition that prevents you from being able to work
- Your condition lasted/is expected to last for at least one year or result in death
- You are under the age of 65 (with exceptions)
- You worked at least 5 of the last 10 years as of the date you became disabled
The Social Security Disability process is notorious for being lengthy and complicated. Many people get denied multiple times before their cases gets approved. Many people are not approved until the hearing stage, which may take up to two years to be scheduled. Our attorneys are familiar with this process and know how to keep your disability claim on track so you don’t get lost in the shuffle.
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To receive Social Security Disability Insurance, an applicant generally must have both worked for a certain amount of time based on their age and earned a certain amount of money. They must also have been diagnosed with a disability by a medical professional. A person that qualifies for SSDI may also receive other benefits, such as veteran’s affairs benefits, pensions, and other benefits.
Additionally, they do not have a resource limit and may own multiple properties, vehicles, etc. They will also be eligible for Medicare.
Often, a complication that can occur with this type of claim is that a person’s work credits have expired and they have not filed for disability until several years later. In this case, a person must prove that they became disabled prior to those work credits expiring. Our attorneys are experienced at handling this complication and can advise you on how to continue your case.
At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we have helped hundreds of people successfully get their SSDI benefits. Additionally, in some cases, a person’s dependents may also qualify for benefits on that person’s record. Ask our attorneys more about dependent benefits.
Social Security Disability Attorneys Serving North Carolina
If you have a serious medical condition that keeps you from working on a consistent basis, our team of experienced Social Security disability attorneys in North Carolina can provide you with sound legal advice and trusted guidance in Burlington, Durham, Greensboro, Greenville, Charlotte, Asheville, Wilmington, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville and Jamestown. While the Social Security Administration often denies initial claims, you can trust us to gather the evidence to support your claim throughout the appeals process. Whether it takes six months or two years, we will remain steadfast throughout this often lengthy process and use all of our resources to help you receive any SSD benefits you deserve. Additionally, our team of case managers is happy to assist you and are available at any time during normal business hours.
Get the Facts About Social Security Disability
If you are suffering from a serious disability preventing you from returning to work, let us help you understand your options. Social Security Disability is one way of maintaining financial stability when you have been left unable to work, but filing for this type of benefit often proves to be a complex process. If you still have questions about the SSD process or you want to retain a legal professional to assist you in filing for these benefits, call us today. We at Lanier Law Group, P.A. are here to answer your questions and provide you with trustworthy legal support and counsel at every turn. Call now to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our skilled attorneys.