People ask if they can receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for a number of unique situations they may be going through. Can they receive it? Well, it depends.
In the past, to receive SSDI, you absolutely couldn’t work. Nowadays, you can make up to $1,000 a month and still receive it.
SSDI is determined by how able you are to perform your work.
It’s important to note as well that SSDI is completely different than the disability rating you get from an on-the-job injury. SSDI is a permanent disability status, although it may not end up being permanent.
It can be difficult to be approved for SSDI for an injury, especially one that is tough to prove such as a back injury. In fact, if you apply for SSDI and are denied, you’re not alone. Up to 70% of initial claims are denied nationwide.
You can be denied SSDI for many different reasons, including:
- Lack of proper medical records
- You’ve been denied SSDI previously
- Failure to follow the doctor’s orders
- You make too much money
- Failure to cooperate with the Social Security Administration (SSA)
However, you can appeal within 60 days of being denied.
That’s where an experienced SSDI lawyer, such as the ones at Darrell Castle and Associates, come in handy.
Social Security laws are complex and often require a lot of work and patience. If you have questions about your appeal, you shouldn’t wait to get in touch with a lawyer who will fight hard on your behalf.
If this is you, please contact us today, either online by filling out the “Get in Touch” form below, or by calling us at (901) 327-1212 and one of our attorneys would love to discuss your situation with you, free of charge.
I also encourage you to download our free report, Your Survival Guide to the Disability Appeals Process. This free report explains the appeals process, how to choose a lawyer and how much it will cost.