You may be eligible for SSDI benefits if you have a substantial number of weaknesses that prohibit you from working. SSDI is a government initiative financed by payroll taxes for those unable to work due to an accident that will keep them out of work for at least a year or result in death.
You must have worked in a Social Security-covered job to be eligible for disability benefits. Then it would be best if you had a health condition that entitles you to Social Security disability benefits. People who have been unable to work for a year or more owing to a disability are paid every month.
Benefits are often maintained till you are available to work on a routine basis. There are also various specific regulations known as “work incentives” that offer you continuing benefits and health care coverage to assist you in returning to work.
Are You Eligible For SSDI?
To be eligible for SSDI payments, you must meet two requirements:
- You must have worked for a certain period in Social Security-covered employment and
- Have a medical condition that fulfills the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability.
If you have worked in Social Security-covered occupations, a table will estimate how long you must have worked to meet the first criterion. A “recent employment” test is also necessary to obtain benefits.
The second part of the qualifying criterion, having a severe debilitating ailment that prevents you from working, is considerably more challenging to meet.
Legal Advocates And Appeals:
If you have to file an appeal for SSDI benefits, don’t give up. You are a member of the majority. Only 38% of first-time applications are granted, implying that 62% are rejected. The appeals procedure necessitates meticulous attention to detail and strict adherence to deadlines. The SSDI regulations and processes may be quite tricky and confusing. It is not necessary to hire an advocate to assist you with the paperwork and deadlines involved in the process, but it may be pretty beneficial.
If you’ve not been employed long enough for SSDI, you may be eligible for SSI. This federal program assists disabled, blind, or elderly persons who haven’t worked in a long time.
The medical standards for SSI are the same as for SSDI, which means you must have a severe mental or physical illness that prohibits you from working. You can conduct your own Social Security appeal or enlist the assistance of a lawyer such as Fusco, Bradenstein & Rada, P.C, or a friend. A representative is someone who can collect a charge from you only after receiving formal authorization from Social Security.