What Are the Eligibility Requirements for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Social Security Disability
  • What are the eligibility requirements for Social Security disability benefits?
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      Firm Name: The Moore Law Office, PLLC
      Duration: 01:30
      Date: 2019-08-23
      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 disabled only if there are no jobs you can do. A Social Security disability attorney can provide answers for your specific situation.
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  • 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 disability attorney in your area can address specific questions about your SSD appeal.
  • 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 can answer questions about your specific circumstances.

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