One of the main concerns for individuals searching for government assistance is which program to apply for. There are a number of programs, and you want to make sure that you are putting your energy into applying for the correct one. Our attorneys and staff at the Law Offices of Ryan and Kafshi, LLP can work through the details of the program that is right for you.
Qualifying For SSD Benefits
Social Security is a government system that pays benefits to individuals who have a disability according to the law. So what makes an individual eligible for SSD? There are a couple of basic requirements that must be met in order to apply for Social Security Disability:
- Disability: The federal government has specific definitions of disability for the purpose of receiving benefits. In order to qualify for SSD, your disability has to be physical or psychological, and because of the disability you must be unable to perform any substantial gainful activity.
- Length of impairment: An individual who has a disability or impairment must be prevented, or will be prevented, from working at least one year or longer. For example, breaking your leg will not qualify, because it has to cause you to be out of work for at least a year.
- Paid into Social Security: To qualify, individuals have to have paid into the Social Security system a minimum amount.
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If you are searching for a lawyer who has a comprehensive understanding of Social Security, you have arrived at the right place. We only practice in this niche area and understand all of the laws and processes. To schedule an initial consultation on your case, contact our law firm by email or by calling toll free at 877-401-3514.