Social Security Disability Insurance
Social Security Disability is insurance. People who qualify for SSD are insured by the federal government for disability. Your tax dollars go towards Social Security to pay for the disability. So, in the event you become disabled, you are insured. Social Security Disability Insurance can pay if you have worked long enough, and you paid your Social Security taxes. Simply put, part of the taxes you pay as you work builds up credit towards this insurance. You can then use it in the event that you sustain an injury to the point of being unable to work.
Qualifying for SSD
When applying for SSD Insurance, you will need to be able to present records that qualify you to collect. This means that you must meet the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability. Additionally, you will need to have built up work credits. Based on the number of work credits you have, you may be able to apply for SSDI. You can earn up to 4 a year, based on how much money you earn. The number of credits needed to apply scales by age, so that a younger person who becomes disabled can still collect SSDI. For more information on work credits, visit the SSA’s website.
Why you Need a SSD Attorney
Hiring a disability lawyer will help increase your likelihood of getting approval, and avoiding the appeals process overall. Your attorney should be familiar with the SSD review process. Having a law team behind you can make the application process a lot smoother and less tedious. Your attorney can also review your application and look for missing information or inconsistencies.
At D’Agostino & Associates, our competent disability lawyers can help you sort through all the details, understand what you are entitled to, and fight to get what you deserve. Our team has offices in New York and New Jersey. Contact us, or call 1-888-245-2924 to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys.