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Social Security Disability Insurance

What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Our attorneys at Brock & Stout have the experience to determine if you have a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance. With help from you, our legal team will handle your Social Security Disability claim from start to finish.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal government program designed to protect you. It’s meant to safeguard people who work against their loss of ability to earn an income due to wide-ranging disability.

SSDI is an income replacement program for people who are unable to work due to a physical or mental impairment. To receive this benefit, you must have worked and contributed into the Social Security program through paying taxes. The amount awarded to the disabled claimant is based on the amount of money the claimant earned and contributed to the Social Security program in the past.

Do I Qualify for SSDI?

The attorneys at Brock & Stout can help you determine if you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. We can help you understand how you meet the requirements outlined by the Social Security Administration.

To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you must have been employed for the past ten years. During those ten years, you must have paid Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) premiums while you were working. In most cases, if you have worked in the United States, you and your employer have both made FICA contributions on your behalf. The number of years worked required to qualify for SSDI varies according to the claimant’s age, but most applicants will need to have worked five or more years out of the last ten.

In addition to making FICA contributions, you must be fully disabled as outlined in the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s definition of “total disability”. The Social Security Administration defines “total disability” as being completely unable to perform any work that you were able to do in the past. This includes work done on current or prior jobs. In addition, the SSA also requires that the claimant be incapable of performing other work which is available for someone with matching age, education level and physical and mental capabilities. For most, this encompasses nearly any work at all.

How do I apply for SSDI?

As soon as you are made aware you have a long term disability you should begin to consider applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Applying for SSDI benefits can be an extremely lengthy process. The qualified attorneys at Brock & Stout can help you through each step and ensure your claim stays on track so you can be approved as soon as possible.

In order to be approved for SSDI benefits, you will need to demonstrate that you are unable to perform any level of work defined as “substantial gainful activity”. Additionally, you will need to prove that your disability is expected to last at least one year or that it has been diagnosed as a terminal disability.

An important first step towards qualification is to state your intent to file. When you make the Social Security Administration aware of your intent to file, it establishes your initial filing date. You can take this step before you actually file for benefits. In the event you are approved to receive benefits, your back payments will be calculated based on your initial filing date.

Our legal team at Brock & Stout Attorneys at Law would love to help you through this detailed process from beginning to end. It is important to note that most initial claims are denied. If your claim is denied, don’t become discouraged. Our attorneys have experience and are skilled with claims that are initially denied. Many eventually obtain approval through the appeals process. Contact us today so we can assist you from the initial application through the appeals process.

How our Attorneys can Help You

The Social Security Administration allows all SSDI applicants to have a disability lawyer represent them and their interests throughout all parts of the application and appeals process. The attorneys of Brock & Stout are knowledgeable and experienced with the entire Social Security disability claims process. Our legal team will be able to save you time and stress through this potentially lengthy endeavor.

Statistics have shown that having a disability attorney can significantly increase the chances of having a Social Security disability claim approved. Let us help you get the benefits you deserve. Contact us immediately and we will get started right away.

Reasons to Contact Brock & Stout Today

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If you’ve been denied Social Security benefits

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