By: Darrell Castle

How does a person qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance?

They must be medically unable to work.

Your hands are vital to almost any – if not all – types of employment. Some people may be able to work with an injured hand, and some may not.


That’s why a hand injury CAN make you eligible for disability insurance. A few factors will help determine whether or not you qualify.

1. Your injury

How severe is your injury? Did you hurt one or both hands? How long will it take you to recover? Is this an injury that will cause chronic pain or will it improve? All of these questions will need to be answered.

2. Your age

The older you are, the more likely you are to receive disability. If you’re younger, you may be able to learn new tasks with your injury. The older you are, the more perceived difficulty there is to do so. And once you’re 65, you’re at the perceived age of retirement so Social Security will kick in and you’re ineligible for disability benefits.

3. Other factors

Typical Social Security Disability Insurance factors apply to hand injuries too. How educated you are and what your work experience is are two things that can have an impact on your application.

How to apply for Social Security Disability

You can apply for disability on your own by going to the Social Security Administration website.

But i advise you to hire an attorney to help.

The forms are abundant and complicated. They’re full of legal jargon. And there are other documents and records you need to prepare.

Fortunately there are attorneys who specialize in Social Security Disability applications. They know what makes for a successful case and know the legal jargon like the backs of their hands.

Our team of personal injury attorneys can help

For decades, Darrell Castle & Associates has handled disability applications of all shapes and sizes. And we’re good at it.

We want to get you the benefits you’re entitled to and we’ll give your application the detail it takes to make that happen. And we’ll walk and talk you through every step of the process.

That’s why our clients like us. That’s why we’ve received multiple Client Distinction Awards from Martindale-Hubbell for client satisfaction. You’re in good hands here.

Want a free case evaluation?

Call (901) 327-1212 today for a FREE case evaluation. OR you can fill out the form to the right of this page to have someone from our office contact you.

What if your application gets denied?

Many applications get denied on their initial attempt. I’ve created a FREE report detailing the appeals process. You can download “Your Survival Guide to the Disability Appeals Process” from my website.