Social Security Disability Application Tips

social security disability application tips

What Questions Should I Ask Before Applying for Social Security Disability?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program administered by the Social Security Administration that pays monthly benefits to disabled workers. If you have become disabled and you are no longer able to work, you probably have many questions about SSDI and the application process. Below are five of the most common SSDI questions our attorneys receive from individuals considering applying for disability benefits.

Common Questions About Social Security Disability Benefits

Have I worked long enough to qualify for SSDI?

In order to qualify for SSDI, you must have earned a minimum of 40 work credits. Twenty of those work credits must have been earned in 10 years prior to you becoming disabled. If you are younger, you may be eligible for SSDI with less than 40 work credits. […]

SSDI Work Credits Explained

What are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Work Credits?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is administered through the Social Security Administration. SSDI is a program designed to provide financial support for workers who become disabled and who are unable to work due to their disability. In order to qualify for SSDI, applicants must meet medical and financial requirements. In addition to these requirements, the applicant must have earned a certain number of SSDI work credits to receive benefits under SSDI.

What are SSDI Work Credits?

As you work and pay Social Security taxes into the system, you earn SSDI work credits. Your employer reports your income each year. Based on your total wages or self-employed income, you can earn up to four SSDI work credits per year. You do not need to work all year in order to earn up to four SSDI work credits for that year. […]

Social Security Disability Benefits for Children

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Can My Child Receive Social Security Disability Benefits If I Am Disabled?

Are you currently seeking Social Security disability benefits under the SSDI or SSI program? If so, it is important for you to understand the rules regarding children receiving benefits as your dependents. Whether your children will be eligible to receive benefits as your dependent depends on several factors, including the type of disability program you are qualified under to receive disability benefits. […]