Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits?
To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must have a long-term disability that lasts at least one year or a terminal illness. You must also work in a job where you’ve paid into Social Security for at least 10 years, and at least five of the past 10.
Additionally, your disability lawyer must prove that your condition prevents you from working or training for a new job.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
SSDI claims start with an application outlining your identifying information and job background. The SSA uses this application to screen for eligibility and will request your medical records directly from your healthcare providers after the screening.
A mistake in this stage can trigger a denial, so it’s important to work with a skilled Social Security Disability lawyer.