Q I live in Dunn, North Carolina. Who is eligible for Social Security Disability benefits?
Eligibility will depend on a few factors. If you believe you were wrongfully denied benefits, an attorney may be able to help.
One of the determinations of eligibility for Social Security disability is how long your medical condition has lasted or is expected to last. It must equal to at least 12 consecutive months.
Eligibility is also based upon if your condition meets the SSA definition of disability. In general, it means you are completely disabled. If your disability is short-term or partial, you will not qualify.
It is also based on your inability to work, in that you are unable to perform the work you previously did. In addition, it must be determined that you cannot perform other types of work because of your medical condition.
You never know when disability may prevent you from working. The Social Security Administration (SSA) indicates that 3 out of every 10 working individuals in the U.S. can expect to become disabled before reaching the age of retirement. If you need to apply for Social Security disability benefits, you should seek the help of a Social Security attorney in Dunn.
Since most initial claims for disability are denied, it may be in your best interest to secure help from the start with a Social Security disability attorney. An attorney can also help if you plan on appealing a claim that has been denied.
A Social Security disability attorney at Brent & Adams Associates serves individuals throughout North Carolina. If you have questions or concerns regarding your right to Social Security disability, call us for a no-cost consultation. Contact us today – 1-800-849-5931.