The federal government outlines specific criteria that must be met before someone is declared eligible for SSD benefits.
First, you must be totally disabled. This means that you have a condition that prevents you from performing substantial gainful work.
The Social Security Administration requires evidence that:
To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you also must have a history of employment. Generally, you can qualify if you have paid into the Social Security system for 40 quarters – 20 of which were in the last 10 years before you became disabled.
If you have not worked enough to qualify for SSDI benefits, you could be entitled to disability benefits through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, provided you have little income and few assets.
When bringing an SSDI claim, your records must be accurate and complete. We make sure that our clients get to a doctor as soon as possible. We want an accurate evaluation of that client’s ability. We also consider a client’s employment history. We request printouts of all prescription medication, especially those that address physical pain. Most importantly,we make sure that the Social Security hearing officer receives the results of our diligent investigation. We give the Social Security Administration every opportunity to accurately evaluate our client’s claim.
We can assist your with your SSDI appeal. You have no time to lose. Once Social Security denies your disability claim, you have 60 days from the day of your denial to file an appeal. The longer you wait the more benefits you may sacrifice. Venus Poe has assisted many people in these circumstances. It costs you nothing to find out whether our lawyer can also help you.