Work history plays an important part in your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim, for a number of reasons. Among them, it matters because it shows whether or not you’re insured.

The Social Security system, and with that Social Security Disability, is ultimately an insurance plan you pay into as you work. So the years you’ve worked and the amount you made show how much you’ve paid into the system, or how insured you are.

In order to receive Social Security Disability, you need to have worked long enough and/or paid enough based on your income to be considered currently and fully insured. Fortunately, that usually doesn’t mean you need to have been employed in an ongoing fashion or made a large sum of money. It does mean you will need to prove some work experience so the SSA knows you qualify.

If you apply for SSDI and are denied, you aren’t alone. Sometimes your work history can play a part. A good SSDI attorney can help you figure out where the gaps might be in your original application and help you appeal the original denial. You only have 60 days after denial to appeal, so contact us today to get started or give us a call at 901-327-1212.