Eligibility for SSDI Benefits

Insight from Greenville Social Security Disability Attorneys

If you are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability, you are most likely entitled to cash benefits from Social Security disability insurance. Our experienced Greenville SSDI lawyers can help fight to secure and maximize benefits for your disability.

For a free case evaluation, please call the Ricci Law Firm, P.A. at (252) 285-4081.

Do You Qualify for SSDI Benefits?

In general, you must meet the Social Security Administration's strict definition of "disability" in order to qualify for benefits.

The SSA considers you disabled under the following conditions:

  • You are unable to perform the job duties you held before the disability.
  • You are unable to perform any other type of work because of the disability.
  • Your disability has lasted or will last more than a year, or will result in death.

Additionally, the SSA will want to know that you are not currently working. If your condition is listed on their list of medical conditions, it is considered so severe that they automatically consider you disabled. If it's not on the list, the SSA will determine if your disabling condition is severe enough to interfere with basic job duties.

Other Eligibility Issues

SSDI benefits are paid out to people who have worked long enough and contributed to Social Security taxes. If you do not fall under these conditions, as may be the case with someone who has been a stay-at-home parent for years and is now divorced, then you may need to pursue disability compensation through Supplemental Security Income. Our attorneys have lengthy experience handling both SSDI and SSI claims.

During your one-on-one consultation, we can determine what disability benefits you are entitled to and the best strategy to secure those benefits. As someone who is unable to work and support your family financially because of a disability, you deserve the representation of an experienced and aggressive SSDI lawyer.

If you are unable to work because of a disability and are searching for a lawyer. please contact the Ricci Law Firm, P.A. at (252) 285-4081.

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