Social Security Disability Insurance

The term “social security” refers to any government program that provides low-income Americans with financial assistance. As its name suggests, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or, often, simply “SSD”) is a type of social security that many people in the United States count on when they become disabled or are unable to work. Unfortunately, like the majority of government programs available, obtaining SSDI can be a tiring process because applicants are frequently denied the first time around. That is why it can be in your best interests to team up with a lawyer who is well-versed in the SSDI application process.

How Much Can SSDI Help?

The amount of benefits you can collect from SSDI depends on how much you earned as a worker. In other words, what you receive from social security should correlate with the income you are accustomed to receiving from work. As an added bonus, you, your spouse, and any dependent children you have can gain healthcare benefits through Medicare after two years of receiving SSDI benefits.

Do I Qualify for SSDI?

To determine whether you are eligible for SSDI, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews your age, work history, and ability to continue working. Essentially, they are trying to figure out three key things:

  1. Whether you have reached "retirement age" (those who have reached retirement age are not eligible for SSDI; depending on what year you were born, your retirement age could be anywhere between 65-67 years old)
  2. Whether you have contributed enough to the workforce and, therefore, have paid enough into the Social Security trust fund to have earned disability benefits
  3. Whether you truly are disabled and in need of SSDI

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A Lawyer Can Help

If you need help navigating the complex process of applying for SSDI or another form of disability or social security benefits, you can count on me for guidance. After more than three decades of practicing in law, I am quite familiar with the social security application system and want to help you get the benefits you need in order to support yourself and your family. Whether you’re applying for SSDI due to a recent disability or have been denied benefits after submitting your application, I am here to help.

Don't Wait

Social security benefits can make the difference between struggling financially and having the funds you need to survive and obtain sufficient medical care. The sooner you get help, the sooner you can get your social security benefits approved. Instead of trying to get through this complicated process on your own, put your trust in an attorney who has worked with others in your shoes. Call today to learn more.

Applying for SSDI in Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Or Boca Raton, FL

The process of filing for Social Security Disability Insurance can be intimidating and complex. The good news — you don’t have to face it on your own. Contact me to get expert legal guidance, and I will do everything in my power to help you get peace of mind as we pursue your SSDI benefits.