If an illness, injury, or disability is preventing you from working, you may be worried about how you’ll pay your medical bills and provide for your family. The government created Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits to help Americans like you cover their expenses. But the application process can be complex and confusing, and the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies more than half of all initial claims.

At Cofman Townsley, we’re here to help people across Missouri and Southern Illinois get the Social Security Disability benefits they’re owed. Whether you need help appealing a denied claim or applying for the first time, we’ll do everything we can to build a strong claim on your behalf. So don’t wait another day. Contact our legal team now. Dial (314) 499-1190 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Social Security Disability Eligibility

You must meet the SSA’s eligibility requirements in order to receive SSD benefits. Two main factors the SSA reviews during the application process are your:

  1. Disability
    The SSA considers your condition a qualifying disability if you:
    • Cannot perform the work you did before.
    • Cannot adjust to other work because of your condition.
    • Have been disabled, or are expected to be disabled, for at least one year or your disability will result in death.
  2. Work History
    Workers pay into the SSD system with taxes from their paychecks. The SSA assigns you credits based on how much you earned while working, with a maximum of four credits earned per year. You are eligible to receive SSD benefits if you earned at least the minimum amount of credits within the past 10 years you’ve worked.

Our Social Security Disability lawyers know how the SSD application process works. We can review your medical and work history and help you determine if you’re eligible for SSD benefits.

Fighting for You

If you need SSD benefits, you deserve legal help from professionals who know what it takes to get your claim approved. At Cofman Townsley, we have more than 40 years of experience helping injured victims in Missouri and Southern Illinois. Our legal team is ready to give your case the attention it deserves. So don’t wait, contact us today or call (314) 499-1190.