Eligibility for SSD
Determining if You Qualify
It is estimated that more than 10 million Americans received social security disability benefits in 2011 and since 1985 the number of recipients has nearly doubled. Still, only 35 percent of new applicants are approved for benefits and according to the Social Security Administration (SSA) more than 723,000 persons had their benefits terminated in 2011.
Although you know that you’re unable to work due to a disability, in order to qualify for social security disability the government must determine that your disability will keep you from working.
Determining if you qualify for social security disability benefits can be difficult, but the Social Security attorneys at Riddle & Brantley, LLP are here to help. We can help you determine if you qualify for benefits, what benefits you may be eligible to receive, and the application process.
For a no-cost, no-obligation review of your SSDI benefit claim, fill out the form to your right –it’s completely confidential.
How is Eligibility Determined?
In order to qualify for SSDI benefits a person must be totally disabled, unable to work and their disability must be expected to last at least one year or result in death.
Furthermore, the process the Social Security Administration Office takes in order to determine if a person is disabled involves five questions.
Additionally family members of the disabled such as a spouse or widow, dependent children, and even the ex-spouse of the disabled may qualify for benefits.
How Can You Apply for SSDI?
As soon as you or a loved one is disabled, you may apply for SSDI benefits. A person can apply online, over the phone, or at their local social security office. If you want to apply in-person though an appointment must be made.
Along with person identifying information, applicants will need to provide medical records and contact information for all those involved in diagnosing and treating your disability.
Contact our NC SSDI Benefits Attorneys
If you’re unsure about whether or not you may qualify, speaking with our experienced social security attorneys can help you determine if you or your loved ones are eligible to receive benefits. At Riddle & Brantley, LLP, we are dedicated to helping those who believe they may be entitled to SSDI benefits fight for the compensation they deserve.
Our attorneys are well-versed in SSDI claims, the application process, and re-applying after being denied benefits. We can provide comprehensive legal counsel to ensure that you receive the SSDI benefit you’re entitled to.
We have several offices located throughout North Carolina and proudly serve the following areas:
For more information on we can help you with your SSDI benefits claim, contact us at 800-525-7111. One of our intake staff members will connect you with one of our social security attorneys best suited in handling your claim.
If you would prefer to contact us online, fill out the free case review form at the top right-hand corner of this page.