How Can You Qualify For a Social Security Disability Benefits?


There are a lot of things that may happen to a person while trying to make a living. Accidents can happen everywhere even when you are at home, at work, or in a vacation. One thing that could give you relief if you will get injured and will be unable to work is that you can still receive financial assistance through Social Security Disability benefits. However, it is not easy to be a beneficiary because most applications keep getting denied by the administration. This is where attorneys can be helpful by increasing the chance of succesful application. Find out how you can qualify.

Earning Work Credits

First, a minimum number of years you worked is needed. You must work for a number of years required and earn a minimum number of credits in the ten years preceding the date you become disabled. If an employee is working, he or she can earn up to four credits per year. If you have reached at least 20 credits in the prior 10 years, you are now qualified for Social Security Disability. For younger workers, fewer credits may be needed for younger workers who have become disabled.

Definition of Disability

After the first steps of earning work credits, the next step would be whether or not you are qualified to be considered as disabled. You cannot be considered as disabled simply because you cannot work due to your present condition. According to the requirements of Social Security Administration, a person can only be considered as disabled if she or he can no longer engage in “substantial gainful activity” and that the person is suffering for a year or more or there is a permanent disability. The disability must prevent the person from earning a wage from doing other types of work aside from the one he/she had before being injured or disabled.

Why do I Need a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

Getting a Social Security Disability benefits is not easy and most applications are being denied. To make it easier and more possible to qualify and recieve the benefit, you will need a competent attorney to help you. Most applicants does not how to complete the necessary paperwork needed however, with social security disability attorney, you have a high chance getting a quick and successful resolution.

For Social Security Disability cases, you can contact the expert and experienced attorney of Van Tubergen, Treutler & Hayes, PLLC near Grand Haven, Holland, Muskegon, and Ottawa in Michigan. Call us at 616-377-0087.

Worrying about attorney's fees? There is no need to worry. The Social Security Disability representation is performed on a contingency fee basis. This means that unless the applicants receive benefits, there will be no attorney's fee to be paid. If successful, the fees will be quite moderate as it is set by the federal statute. Thus, there will be no risks in getting help from a lawyer.

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