It is nerve-racking to consider becoming disabled. However, becoming disabled
is more common than some people think. In fact, studies show that a 20-year-old
employee has a one in four chance of becoming disabled before reaching
the full retirement age. For this reason, it is important to consider
the conditions in which you may apply for SSD benefits if needed.
The Social Security Administration pays
benefits through two different programs: the Social Security disability insurance
(SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. These
programs provide benefits to those expected to suffer from a medical condition
for a year or longer or a condition that is expected to result in death.
In some cases, family members of the disabled person are eligible to receive
disability benefits as well, although the parameters are specific.
Below are factors the SSA will consider when evaluating whether a person
qualifies for SSD.
1.Are you currently employed?
The SSA states that if you are working and earn over $1,090 a month, you
may not be considered disabled. In addition, the SSA will determine whether
you have worked enough years, prior to your disability, to qualify for benefits.
2.If your condition severe or minor?
The SSA explains that your condition must be severe enough to interfere
with work activities. If you are able to work, the SSA will most likely
determine that you are not considered disabled.
3.What is your condition?
The SSA retains a list of medical conditions that automatically state that
a person is disabled. However, if your condition differs from one on the
list, the SSA will examine your condition to determine if you are considered disabled.
4.Are you able to perform the work you did before?
If your condition varies from one on the list but is severe, the SSA will
determine whether your condition will or does interfere with your ability
to perform the work you did previously. If your medical condition does
not interfere, you may not qualify.
5.Can you perform another type of job?
If your condition prohibits you from performing the job you did previously,
the SSA will examine whether you have any work experience or skills that
allow you to perform another job. If you are able to adjust to other types
of work, you may not qualify for SSD.
Why Call Disability Action Advocates™
The Las Vegas social security disability lawyers at our firm possess the
experience and knowledge in this area of law. For over 20 years, our firm
has helped clients obtain benefits to help them through a tough time caused
by an unfortunate occurrence of a disability. We understand the hardships
that disabilities put on a worker and the financial strains these disabilities
cause to an entire family. We are here to help.
If you are undergoing a disability that interferes with your ability to work,
contact the Las Vegas social security disability attorneys at Disability Action Advocates™ today. We work hard to get you the
financial help you deserve!