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What are the eligibility requirements for Social Security disability benefits?

To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must have a mental or physical disability that prevents you from doing a substantial amount of work and lasts for at least 12 months. To determine whether you can work a substantial amount, Social Security looks at the functional limitations you have. Social Security will find you… Read More »

What do I do if my SSDI claim is denied?

There is an appeals process to show why you deserve disability benefits. In most states, the first step in your appeal is to request a reconsideration. A new Social Security Administration claims examiner will review your application. With the right evidence, documentation and legal guidance, the appeals process often results in a benefits award. A… Read More »

How is my monthly SSDI payment calculated?

The Social Security Administration uses a formula to determine the amount of your monthly SSDI payments, based on your average lifetime earnings. If you receive disability payments from other sources, your SSDI payment could be reduced. There is also a maximum monthly benefit amount that changes regularly. A local attorney who focuses on disability law… Read More »