Social Security Disability Answers
Below is a list of commonly asked questions regarding SSD. D’Agostino & Associates is a firm that focuses on helping the injured get the money they deserve. Our team will work with you every step of the way. From your initial application to appeals processes if necessary. When you hire us, you get the whole firm. Frequently asked questions regarding SSD include:
- What Is SSD?
- What Does It Take To Be Insured?
- SSD vs. SSI?
- Why Are Most Initial Applications Denied?
- How Do You Determine Your “Onset Date”?
- Does Marriage Or Divorce Affect SSD?
- Benefits For Your Spouse Or Children
- Can A Mental Disability Qualify?
- What Is “Functional Impairment”?
- What Is “Residual Functional Capacity”?
- How About Getting Survivor Benefits?
SSD and “Exertional Level”
If you do not meet a listed impairment and you can not return to your previous work, to determine whether or not you get disability, you can check with a special chart contained within the social security regulations. This chart can determine the level of exertion one can work at by using the age, education, and past work experience of the applicant. The chart will tell you if you are disabled or not according to the rules. The older you are and closer to retirement, the easier it is to qualify, but the younger you are, the harder it is to qualify with this chart.
Medicare Eligibility and SSD
If someone is approved by Social Security Disability, they are automatically covered under Medicare after they have been getting benefits for 24 months. This means that when approved, it would be 24 months after the date your benefits become payable, which would be 5 months after your onset date.
The law team at D’Agostino & Associates has been helping people like you get the money they deserve. Contact us, or call 1-888-24-LAW-24 (1-888-245-2924) today. If you need a disability attorney in New York or New Jersey, we’re the firm for you.