Does Your Injury Or Medical Condition Make You Eligible For SSDI?
The first step in applying for SSDI benefits is to determine if you are likely to meet the eligibility requirements established by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur can help you determine your eligibility, and guide you through the rest of the application process.
Helping You Determine Your SSDI Eligibility
A primary requirement for obtaining SSDI benefits is that you have an eligible medical condition that is expected to last one year, or result in death.
- Eligible mental conditions include depression/bipolar disorder, early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Eligible physical conditions include cancer, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
P/physical-conditions/roof of your medical condition will be established by information you provide in your application and information that your medical provider will supply.
The second main requirement for SSDI eligibility is related to your work earnings. The SSA uses two different tests, a “recent work test” and “duration of work test”, to see if you have earned enough income to qualify for SSDI benefits.
- The recent work test looks at whether you worked a certain amount of time based on a specified age and the time you became disabled.
- The duration of work test looks at whether you worked a minimum number of years based on your age.
If you are likely to be eligible to receive benefits, it is important that you prepare your application as thoroughly as possible and include all necessary information. A qualified attorney can assist you in this process.
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