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Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

DoI Qualify for SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Benefits? A LoOK AT SOCIAL SECURITY Disability INSURANCE (SSDI) Available to injured workers who meet Workers must have earned enough credits based on income paid into Social Security Monthly benefit amount is based on the worker's lifetime Social Security earnings qualifications SSDI ELIGIBILITY + Work Credits Based on total yearly wages or income from self-employment 4 credits may be earned each year 2014 2014 ► $1,200| $4,800 ► In 2014, you get 1 credit for every $1,200 of wages Once you've earned $4,800, that's your 4 credits for the year The number of credits needed to qualify depends on your age when you became disabled Definition of Disability You are unable to do the work you did before You are unable to adjust to other types of work because of your condition Your condition will last at least 1 year or result in death Refers only to total disability-not partial or short-term Short-term disabled workers are expected to rely on workers' comp, insurance, etc. Determining Disability A step-by-step process with 5 questions 1. Are you currently working? If you are working and averaging $1,070/month, you probably won't be considered disabled $1,070/month How severe is your condition? Your condition must prevent you from doing basic work activities 3. Is your condition on the list? The government has a list of conditions that automatically mean you're disabled Includes chronic heart failure, chronic liver disease, and intellectual disability Can you do the work you 4. did before? If your condition doesn’t prevent you from completing your previous duties, you won't be found disabled 5. Can you do another type of work? Medical condition, age, education, work experience, and skills all factor into your ability to adjust to other work Infographic provided by: Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo KK Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo &0 WHEN YOU NEED A WORKERS' COMPENSATION OR SÓCIAL SECURITY LAWYER. Sources: For-Social-Security.shtml DD

Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

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Did you know that the number of credits needed to qualify for Social Security disability insurance depends on your age when you became disabled? Get more facts about qualifying by clicking over to thi...


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