Social Security Disability Insurance
What is SSDI?
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.
Don’t take any chances with your SSDI claim. Let our attorneys at Brock & Stout guide you step by step. Contact us today.
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How To Apply For SSDI
Contacting the experienced legal team at Brock & Stout Attorneys at Law is one important step towards obtaining your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). An equally important step is one you can do on your own. You can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in person at your local Social Security office, online or over the phone.
Around 70% of claims are initially denied but don’t let this discourage you! If you are disabled and have immediate financial needs, our attorneys may be able to get your claim approved during the appeals process. Are you ready to move forward with your life? Reach out to us today and we’ll start working for you. We are ready to get started with your case.
How We Can Help
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.