Social Security Disability Law is a complex area of law that can be difficult to understand. It is important to understand the basics of Social Security Disability Law in order to determine if you are eligible for benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for administering the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. To be eligible for SSDI, you must have worked and paid Social Security taxes for a certain number of years. To be eligible for SSI, you must have limited income and resources. In both cases, you must also have a disability that meets the SSA’s definition of disability. The SSA defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity due to a medically determinable physical or mental impairment that has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death. The SSA considers a variety of factors when determining if an individual is disabled, including age, education, work experience, and the severity of the impairment. The SSA also considers whether the individual can adjust to other work. If you are found to be disabled, you may be eligible for monthly benefits, medical coverage, and other assistance. It is important to understand the process for applying for Social Security Disability benefits and the appeals process if your claim is denied. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can help you understand the law and navigate the process.
In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must meet certain criteria. First, you must have a physical or mental condition that prevents you from working and is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death. Second, you must have worked long enough and recently enough to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. This is based on the amount of Social Security taxes you have paid over the years. Third, your disability must be severe enough that you cannot do the work you did before, or any other type of work that exists in significant numbers in the national economy. Finally, you must provide medical evidence of your disability. This includes medical records, laboratory tests, and statements from your doctor. If you meet all of these criteria, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.