How Do I Apply for SSDI Benefits?

When a worker is no longer able to continue his or her job duties or remain in the workforce due to a complete disability, he or she must apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. In order to qualify for these vital benefits, you must have earned enough work credits and meet the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability requirements. To ensure you are able to get through this process smoothly, you should seek experienced legal help. An attorney will help you through this process and ensure no time is wasted on costly mistakes.

Qualifying for SSDI Benefits

Before you apply for SSDI benefits, you should make sure that you qualify for them. You will need to prove that you are no longer able to perform the work you were once able to do and that there is no work that can accommodate your disability for which you could reasonably be trained. Moreover, you will need to have held your job within the past ten years and contributed to the Social Security system. Most applicants are also required to have worked for at least five years out of the last ten. Lastly, you will need to prove that your disability will last for at least a year.

Applying for SSDI Benefits

In order to apply for SSDI benefits, you will need to gather some information about yourself, including your Social Security number, medical records, laboratory results, the names and dosages of any medications prescribed to you, and your most recent W-2 form or federal tax return if you were self-employed. You will also need information for certain family members, including your spouse, if applicable. In the event that you are unable to obtain some of these documents, you should not put off filing for your SSDI benefits. Your attorney can help you retrieve the information you need, if necessary.

If you do not have a sufficient amount of work credits to qualify for SSDI benefits, you might still be able to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), if you do not have enough resources or income. Speak to an attorney to determine which benefits you qualify for instead of assuming you are ineligible.

Schedule a Free Case Review with a Social Security Disability Attorney Today!

If you have a complete disability and are no longer able to work or find work that will accommodate your disability, you must apply for SSDI benefits today. However, it is imperative that you also hire experienced legal guidance to help you get through the process with successful results. At Anderson & Hart, P.A., our team of Social Security Disability attorneys are committed to helping you obtain the benefits you deserve and need during this difficult time. You have enough on your plate, so put your trust in a team with a history of success.

Contact our law office today at (850) 203-3041 to schedule a complimentary and confidential case review and learn more about how we can assist you in obtaining SSDI benefits.

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