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:
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.
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 Illinois. Our legal team is ready to give your case the attention it deserves. So don’t wait, contact us today.