It probably comes as no surprise that Social Security Disability can be a confusing area to navigate. Here are some basic questions and answers provided by the Social Security Administration:
Who Can Get Social Security Disability Benefits?
There are three categories of people who can qualify for benefits:
- A disabled insured worker under retirement age.
- Someone who has been disabled before the age of 22 who is a dependent of a parent entitled to disability or retirement benefits or was a dependent of a deceased insured parent.
- A disabled widow or widower age 50-60 if the deceased spouse was insured under Social Security.
How is the Disability Determination Made?
A full examination is made of the applicant’s medical condition, work activity, past work, and other information, such as age and education.
What Can You Do if You Disagree with the Decision?
If you disagree with the Social Security Administration’s decision regarding your disability, you can appeal. There are four levels of appeal: reconsideration, hearing, Appeals Council, and federal District Court.
Can Someone Work and Still Get Benefits?
A person can work and still receive Social Security Disability benefits as long as they don’t exceed a certain monthly amount.
Contact an Experienced Legal Professional
These are explained in further detail on the Social Security Administration’s website. But if you need help figuring all of this out and determining whether you might qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, don’t hesitate to contact experienced legal professionals.
The Florida Social Security Disability benefits attorneys of the Disparti Law Group, P.A., have been handling disability benefits cases for over 30 years. We are familiar with the changing rules and regulations, and we can give you the information and guidance you need.
When you are dealing with a severe ailment or injury, your main focus should be on your health and the well-being of your family. Let our disabilities benefits lawyers worry about the often confusing forms and applications.
If you have already been turned down for benefits, we can help you there as well. We have successfully appealed unfavorable decisions to get people the benefits they deserve.
Call the Disparti Law Group, P.A., at 866-806-2193 for a free case evaluation. You can also reach us through our online contact form.