If you reside in the Washington, DC area, and you are wondering whether or not you could possibly be eligible for social security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, we at The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C. are available to answer any and all of these questions for you. The eligibility requirements for receiving social security disability insurance benefits are exactly the same, regardless of what state you live in. Although many people decide to apply for social security disability insurance benefits on their own, it is actually a much better idea to consult with an attorney. Here at The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we serve the Washington D.C. area and we are knowledgeable and experienced in handling social security cases. We can help you start your initial SSDI application process.
SSD: Social Security Disability/SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance
SSD, which is also known as SSDI, is a United States government program that provides monetary benefits to U.S. residents who have worked long enough to have paid into the program, and are no longer able to work because they are suffering from a medical condition that prevents them from being able to do so. There are certain stipulations that must be met in order for you to be considered a disabled person. At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we can help residents in the Washington D.C. area understand what all of these specific stipulations are.
Qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits
You can be considered eligible for SSDI benefits if you meet these eligibility requirements (as determined by the Social Security Administration or ‘SSA’).
* You are currently suffering from a physical and/or mental medical condition that prevents you from being able to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA)
* Your medical condition is expected to last for at least 12 months and/or result in your death
* You are younger than 65 years old
* You have accumulated at total of at least 20 social security credits during the past 10 years before you officially became disabled (this is normally 4 credits per year, and 1 additional credit is needed for each year that the age of the recipient exceeds 42 years of age)
If you have proof that you became disabled before you were 22 years old, the work requirement is waived.
At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we can help Washington D.C. area residents find out if they qualify for social security disability insurance benefits. When you have the legal assistance of attorneys like us, who specializes in social security cases, you have a much better chance of having a successful outcome. The best part about having social security attorneys like us on your side is that you do not have to pay us any upfront fees. We only get paid if you win your case and are able to start receiving social security disability income benefits.