Everything You Need to Know About Being on Social Security Disability
Do you think you may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) but aren’t sure if you meet the requirements? At Collins Disability Law, we have been helping individuals receive the benefits they deserve for over 10 years. Our 5-star rated, fully insured firm has the experience and expertise to ensure that you get the answers you need.
What is Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability is a federal program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The purpose of Social Security Disability is to provide income to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. SSD benefits are available to both adults and children who have qualifying impairments that are expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death.
How to Qualify for Social Security Disability
If you are considering applying for SSD, there are a few rules you must follow in order to qualify. Below is a list of the main requirements you must meet in order to be approved for Social Security Disability:
• You must be under the age of 65
• You must have worked a certain number of years in order to qualify (5 out of the last 10 years)
• You must have a disability that is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death
• You must have medical evidence to support your disability, such as doctor’s notes and test results
• You must be able to provide proof of financial need
At Collins Disability Law, we understand how confusing and overwhelming the process of applying for SSD can be. That’s why we are here to help. Our team of experienced, knowledgeable lawyers will guide you through every step of the process, from filing your application to appealing a denial.
If you or someone you love is considering applying for Social Security Disability, the team at Collins Disability Law is here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are committed to helping you get the benefits you deserve.