Am I Eligible For Social Security Disability Benefits?

In order to successfully apply for and obtain Social Security disability benefits you must meet certain requirements.

When reviewing applications for disability benefits, the government considers many different factors including your work status, current income, type of medical condition, severity of medical condition and work history.

Understanding the main criteria for Social Security disability benefits can save you time and improve your chances of winning your claim.

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The Disability Guys are dedicated to helping clients fully understand Social Security disability and the application process. We have helped thousands of people in New York obtain Social Security disability benefits over the years and are prepared answer your questions about Social Security disability benefits.

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Qualifying For Social Security Disability Benefits In New York

Current Work Status

If you are currently working and making income, you will not be eligible to apply for disability benefits. However, if you are currently unable to work because of a disability then you may be entitled to benefits.

Amount Of Time You Have Worked

One of the main requirements necessary is the amount of time you have worked previously. You must have worked for a specified time period (generally twenty out of forty (20/40) quarters or five of the past ten years in any combination) to be eligible.

Type Of Job

Social Security only covers specific types of jobs. If your job is not covered you may not be able to obtain benefits.

Type of Condition

The type of medical condition that you have will also come into play when determining your eligibility for for benefits. In fact, the there is a list of specific conditions that automatically qualify a person as being disabled. If your condition is not on that list, then Social Security will determine if you condition is severe enough to receive benefits.

Severity of Your Medical Condition

In order to qualify for cash benefits, you must have a medical condition that interferes with your ability to perform basic work. Additionally, the severity of your physical or emotional condition must be severe enough to keep you from working.

In order to obtain benefits you will have to prove that your disability will prevent you from working for at least one year.

Doctors Report

In addition to meeting the requirements above, you must also have a doctor’s report and other medical evidence proving your inability to work, as well as any limitations you may have.

These are just some of the fundamental requirements to consider when applying for disability benefits. However, meeting these conditions does not guaranteed that you will obtain benefits. Each situation is different and at the end of the day, the government has final discretion as to whether or not you will receive disability benefits.

That is why it is important to hire an experienced disability lawyer to help you obtain the benefits that you are entitled to.

Contact A New York Social Security Disability Lawyer

These are just some of the fundamental requirements to consider when applying for disability benefits. However, meeting these conditions does not guaranteed that you will obtain benefits. Even when you are entitled to benefits, the process is lengthy and can be discouraging.

Each situation is different and at the end of the day, the government has final discretion as to whether or not you will receive disability benefits.

That is why it is important to hire an experienced disability lawyer to help you obtain the benefits that you are entitled to.

Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your options. You can call us at (866) 205-2415.

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