Should I Apply?We all grew up believing that to labor is the “correct” way to succeed financially, but work is simply not possible for everyone. Disabilities can limit many areas of life, including the ability to maintain a job. Social Security Disability (SSD) is available for those who find it incredibly difficult or even impossible to earn an income by working.
So should I apply for Social Security Disability (SSD/DIB/SSI)?
You SHOULD apply if:
- You have a severe mental or physical condition.
- This condition is expected to last for a full year or longer, impacting your finances and quality of life.
- This condition affects your ability to hold a job and make a steady income.
You should NOT apply if:
- Your doctor does not believe your condition is severe.
- The condition is expected to be temporary and last less than one year.
- You are able to work in order to earn a sufficient income.
- You haven’t worked enough to be eligible for benefits.
- Your work history or current benefits make you ineligible.
Click here to learn more about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and other possible benefits.
In any case, you’ll want to contact an attorney with the experience to secure the benefits you need.
Elizabeth Warren and her team have been advocating on behalf of individuals seeking SSD benefits since 1998. We know the ins and outs of the system, and we understand how these benefits can drastically improve the lives of our clients. Whether you are just starting to apply or need to appeal a denial, contact us. We have the knowledge and compassion to work with you, and to work for you.
Please note that we’re also available for one time consultations on possible claims (for a fee) or to respond to a Continuing Disability Review.
I felt very comfortable with Elizabeth and her staff. They never made me feel that I had a stupid question. They always took the time to make me feel that I understood what was happening in my case.