A disability can create significant challenges in your life, especially if this disability means you are no longer able to work. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has established a financial safety net for this very reason. Throughout your working life, you may have noticed a Social Security tax on your paycheck. That deduction goes toward funding Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). If you are no longer able to perform the work you used to because you’ve suffered an illness or developed a medical condition, you are entitled to receive SSDI if you meet certain eligibility requirements. Whether you need help filing your SSDI application or seeking an appeal if your previous application has been denied, we’re committed to helping you achieve a favorable outcome.
In order to receive SSDI benefits, you must meet certain qualifications outlined by the SSA. To be considered, you must first have worked in jobs in which you contributed to Social Security through earned wages. Second, you must be suffering from a medical condition that has caused you to become disabled, as defined by the SSA. Such a disability must be long-term or permanent in nature. Workers receive work credits that are based on total yearly wages or income derived from self-employment. Up to four credits are earned each year, and the amount of credits needed to qualify for SSDI benefits may vary.
The process of obtaining SSDI benefits can be complicated and frustrating. That’s why the dedicated legal team at Schott Law is here to answer your questions and guide you through the process so that you can access your hard-earned benefits. We’re ready to help you organize the necessary documents and file your claim. If your claim is denied, we can guide you through the appeals process and strive to secure a successful outcome.