What is SSDI?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program that provides benefits to someone who has worked but is now unable to work due to a severe medical condition. This program is administered by the Social Security Administration and is funded by FICA payroll taxes collected from workers and employers. Eligible recipients will receive monthly income and health care as part of the program.

Do you qualify for SSDI?

  1. Are you currently working?

    a. If you are currently working you may still qualify for SSDI, but it is important to have a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to help you through the process. An attorney who understands the complexities of the unique issues involved.

    b. If you are not currently working and you have a severe impairment that has lasted or is expected to last no less than 12 continuous months or end in death, you may likely qualify.

  2. Do you have sufficient work credits?

    a. Credits are earned when paying into your FICA taxes

    b. If you have paid in 5 out of the last ten years, you likely qualify

  3. Do you have a medical condition that prevents you from working?

    a. You must have a medical condition that has prevented you from working no less than 12 continuous months or will prevent you from working no less than 12 continuous months or end in death. You must also be able to provide documented evidence of how your condition prevents you from performing certain work activities.

Navigating through the Social Security Disability process is not an easy task. Social Security has strict standards for who can receive disability benefits. Studies show that applicants filing with representation are more likely to receive benefits. Our team at ELG Disability is knowledgeable with years of experience in disability law and are here to help you in your claim(s) for SSDI and/or SSI. Give our office a call today to schedule your free consultation with our team.