Can I Get Social Security Disability Insurance for ___?
At our Memphis SSDI firm, we hear from people all the time who wonder if they can get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for whatever medical problem they may have. The answer always depends on each individual situation.
Here are some things to keep in mind for whether you qualify:
Qualifications for SSDI
SSDI is determined by how able you are to perform your work.
In the past, to receive SSDI, you absolutely couldn’t work at all. Nowadays, you can make a small part-time income set by the SSA and still receive benefits.
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, like 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, denial of your claim doesn’t mean the end of the road.
What to Do If the SSA Denies Your Disability Claim
Don’t let a denial stop you from getting benefits you need. You can appeal within 60 days of being denied.
That’s where an experienced SSDI lawyer, like the ones at Darrell Castle and Associates, come in.
Social Security laws are complex and often require a lot of work and patience. If you need to appeal, you only have 60 days, and you need a lawyer who will fight hard on your behalf and build the best case possible.
At our firm, we do that and more. We bring compassion, experience, and a long record of success to every SSDI appeal. What’s more, we don’t get paid unless you do.