Eligible for Social Security Disability?
Do you qualify for Social Security? Many of our clients have asked us the same question. For questions about Social Security Disability Income eligibility, fill out the contact form to the right and get help today.
Though many people suffering from serious illness or injury qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits, often they fail to receive the aid they need. The Piemonte Law Firm will help you claim your legal benefits.
Social Security Disability Income Eligibility
You may be eligible for benefits if you meet one of the two criteria below:
- You have collected a sufficient amount of credits to qualify for SSDI, meaning you are “fully insured.”
- You qualify as “disabled.”
Complications of Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits
These are the two major eligibility factors for SSDI:
Must be “fully insured”: You must be “fully insured” to qualify for SSD: that is, you must have a sufficient amount of credits. A credit is earned by working and paying taxes for a quarter. Working and paying taxes for one quarter earns you a credit; in general, you need to have been employed for at least 5 of the last 10 years, or have earned at least 20 quarters of credits for a given 40 quarters, to qualify.
Must be “disabled“: According to SSD, “disability” is defined as “the inability to engage in substantial gainful activity due to physical and/or mental impairment that will result in death, has lasted for 12 consecutive months, or is anticipated to last for 12 consecutive months.” Obviously, disability is much more than just being unable to do your former job!
Establishing eligibility for SSD is a complex procedure. The Piemonte Law Firm gives personal, compassionate attention to our clients’ eligibility cases. We will listen, help you make sense of your situation, and get you back on your feet with the benefits you deserve.
Many large firms in cities like New York or even here in the Carolinas run hundreds of commercials where they claim to be the “best of the best.” Yet if you choose this type of firm, you may not even meet your lawyer until minutes before your hearing. At The Piemonte Law Firm, we take pride in our small-town Charlotte, roots. We invest personally in our clients, getting to know their individual goals and sufferings long before we represent them.
No Asset Limitation for SSDI
The asset limitation rules of SSDI and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) can be confusing. SSI adheres to the same definition of disability, but it limits available assets for recipients. On the other hand, Social Security Disability (SSDI) does not place a cap on assets.
Have a question about SSDI eligibility? For a free consultation with one of our experienced North Carolina Social Security Disability lawyers or accredited disability representatives, call The Piemonte Law Firm today. Our no-risk, preliminary case review will show you how we can best represent your disability claim interests.