Who is eligible to apply for SSD benefits?

If you have become disabled for at least a year and cannot work, you may be concerned about how you will provide for yourself and your family. Not being able to work can be detrimental to a person. However, the government understands this and has set up a benefits system to assist working individuals who have become disabled known as Social Security Disability benefits.

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, not only will you have to prove your disability, but you also have to meet a number of other eligibility requirements. There are also two earnings requirements that you must meet.

First, you will have to show that you have worked long enough to receive these benefits. For example, if you become disabled before you turn 28 years old, you will have to have at least 1.5 years of work experience. If you become disabled at age 50, you will need to have worked for 7 years to be considered eligible. Second, you will have to meet the standard of a recent work test that is based upon when you were disabled in relation to your age. If you have questions about these two standards, it is important that you speak with an SSD attorney today.

There are many situations that may arise in which a person believes they were wrongfully denied SSD benefits. If you believe you were denied benefits when you should receive them, consult with an experienced SSD attorney who can help you appeal your claim.

If you require experienced legal representation for a matter of Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Insurance, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, or Legal Malpractice, Siragusa Law Firm is here to help. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your case.