How to Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits
Our Lawyer Explains How to Determine Eligibility
When individuals suffer injuries that limit their ability to work and find themselves facing thousands of dollars in medical bills, many will turn to the aid provided by Social Security Disability. These benefits can provide the stability individuals need after suffering debilitating injuries. Unfortunately, applying for Social Security Disability is not always an easy process. Many individuals do not know where to begin or what the Social Security Disability requirements are. The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) may dismiss your claims if you file improper claims that lack the necessary evidence to support your case or include inaccurate information. This denies injured, disabled or those suffering from an illness the benefits to which they are legally entitled.
You cannot afford to let this happen to you. Call Las Vegas Social Security Disability lawyer Gerald M. Welt. He helps many individuals receive Social Security Disability benefits and he can help determine if you are eligible. He will handle the legal paperwork, answer any questions you may have and guide you throughout the Social Security Disability application process.
Am I Disabled? How Social Security Determines Disability
The SSA maintains certain criteria to determine if an individual qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits. An inability to work is the primary factor when declaring disability in an individual. However, all of the following disability qualifications must be true when proving you are disabled. According to the SSA:
- You cannot continue the work you did prior to the disability. The disability must interfere with work activities, and inhibit your ability to perform your work
- Your disability prevents you from adjusting to other work. Taking into account factors such as your skills, age, medical conditions, education and experience, the SSA determines if you can successfully work in another type of position. If your disability prevents you from performing in another suitable type of work, the SSA may consider you disabled.
- This severe injury, disability or illness will likely persist for at least one year or more or may result in death. If this severe condition continues to persist for a long period, the SSA may consider you to be living with a disability.
The Social Security Disability application verifies your identity, medical condition, treatment and your employment records. Filing a claim can be complex, and any missteps may lead to a denial of benefits.
Get Assistance with Qualifying for Social Security Disability
If you suffered a disabling injury or illness and are considering Social Security Disability, let a professional assist you with the Social Security Disability requirements. This may increase your chance to receive benefits. In many cases even if the SSA denied your initial application, you may be able to appeal the decision and ask for another review of your claim.