If you become permanently disabled as a result of a car collision or other mishap, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Sometimes an injury claim will lead to a disability claim. Or, an unfortunate health development unrelated to an injury claim could lead to disability. However you become disabled, our attorneys can help you get Social Security Disability benefits approved.
In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must have a disability that lasts for at least one year or will result in death.
- Your disability prevents you from doing previous work.
- Your disability prevents you from adjusting to a different kind of work.
- You must have worked for a sufficient amount of time based on your age to qualify according to the Social Security Administration's guidelines.
The most difficult part of qualifying for disability benefits is proving that your disability prevents you from doing any previous or new work. If you have already started the application process, do not be discouraged if you are initially denied. Social Security Disability applications are often denied and must go through an appeals process. With our experience handling injury and disability claims, we can help you prove that you are in fact disabled.
The Social Security Administration provides a disability benefits brochure that will give you a basic overview of the application and qualification process.
To evaluate whether you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits, contact us at 704-376-1911 or toll-free at 1-800-977-3077.