If you’ve become disabled and are no longer able to work, you need financial assistance for and your family. That’s where Social Security Disability may be able to help. While the benefits cover a range of disabilities and needs, getting approved for Social Security Disability is not easy because of:
Very specific filing requirements.
Stringent requirements of qualifying evidence to support your claim.
Complicated paperwork and red tape, followed by one or more likely denials and opportunities for appeal.
Depending on your circumstance, you or your family may be eligible for the one of the Social Security Administration’s benefits:
- Disability benefits: If you can no longer work and have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death.
- Spouse benefits: If your spouse is age 62 or older; or your spouse, at any age, if he or she is caring for a child of yours who is younger than age 16 or disabled; or if you are a disabled widow or widower between the age of 50 and 60.
- Child benefits: Your unmarried child, including an adopted child, or, in some cases, a stepchild or grandchild who is younger than age 18 or younger than age 19 if in elementary or secondary school full time; or your unmarried child, age 18 or older, if he or she has a disability that started before age 22 (the child’s disability also must meet the definition of disability for adults).
The lawyers at Harris Injury Lawyers will work with you through every facet of your case, including documenting work history, assessing your ability to work, securing medical evidence documentation and coordinating with the Social Security Administration to move your case forward. Call today for a consultation to maximize your chances of a positive resolution for your Social Security disability case.