Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability
Serious injury can dig a hole that feels nearly impossible to climb out of. Not only can you find yourself with staggering medical bills, but also in many cases you’re unable to continue working. With no way to earn an income and more bills than you can keep up with, it could make you feel hopeless. We are here to take that stress off of your shoulders and help you get the Social Security Disability check that you need to live a normal life again.
We’ve made a name for ourselves battling the IRS and Creditors to provide our bankruptcy and tax clients with a fresh financial start, but not all of our clients are done once their debt is gone. Some of our clients still are unable to work and left with no way to support themselves and their families, it is these clients that we have helped obtain social security disability benefits. Not everyone qualifies for social security disability (also known as SSD or SSDI) and unfortunately the application and approval process is difficult, therefore not all who meet the qualifications for SSDI receives the benefits that they need and deserve. Pew Law Center is here to help you get the benefits you deserve.
Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability Benefits?
When dealing with issues like illness and injury which can be both mental or physical, it’s hard to have a black and white, clear definition of what does or doesn’t qualify a person for SSDI benefits. Generally you’re probably a good candidate for social security benefits if meet the following criteria.
- Your doctor has told you that you are unable to continue working because of your condition.
- You have been working and have been paying FICA (social security) taxes
The SSA (Social Security Administration) lists the following as qualifications.
- Applicant has a physical or mental condition that prevents them from engaging in any “substantial
- Applicants condition is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death
- Applicant is under the age of 65
- Generally applicant must have accumulated 20 social security credits in the last 10 years prior to the on gainful activity” set of disability. (Four credits are normally added per full or partial year).
If We Don’t Win, You Don’t Pay
The last thing we want to do is add an additional burden to your life. We understand that often our clients are coming to us because they already have bills they can’t pay and no way to generate an income. Because of that we keep it simple, if you don’t get benefits, we don’t get a paycheck. As you can imagine that means that as your social security disability attorneys we are going to do our very best to earn your SSDI benefits. When we win your case you don’t have to worry about jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire, we discuss any fees that may be involved before you sign anything and our fees for a successful case are regulated by the SSA.