Get A Clear Idea Of Your Eligibility For Disability Benefits
Do you want to know whether you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits? At The Law Center for Social Security Disability in Oklahoma City, I can review your case and determine if you are eligible. Keep in mind that if you have already applied and been denied, that does not necessarily mean you are not eligible. Contact me.
Qualifying For SSDI
To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you must meet disability requirements and work requirements. The disability must prevent you from working and it must be expected to last at least 12 months or result in death. The Social Security Administration provides a list of impairments, but even if your physical or mental impairment is not listed, you may still be eligible for benefits.
There are also requirements related to your work history. You must have worked a certain amount of time and paid sufficient Social Security taxes to get benefits. You may have received a statement from the Social Security Administration showing your SSDI coverage.
Qualifying For SSI
Even if you do not qualify for SSDI, you may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To be eligible, you must still meet the same disability requirements. Because this is considered a welfare program, however, there are no work history requirements. Instead, your eligibility will be based on your having limited income and assets.