Earning Social Security Disability Benefits After A Workplace Injury
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are federal programs intended to help people who are unable to work due to any type of medical condition. After a serious workplace injury, an employee may qualify for these benefits but have a hard time earning them. Thankfully, there is help.
Here at the Steenberg Law Firm, we help our clients with all aspects of their workers’ compensation needs. The process to earn SSD benefits after an injury can be confusing and daunting, so it is important to have an attorney who knows the process and how to work with the Social Security Administration.
Who Qualifies For SSD Benefits?
Unfortunately, most people who apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) claims are denied initially. Social Security Disability benefits may be available to you, your survivors or dependents if the following requirements are met:
- You worked or paid into Social Security for at least five of the past 10 years
- You have been in the past, or will be totally disabled from any work for at least 12 consecutive months.
In other words, you are unable to perform any type of work due to a physical or mental impairment. If you are awarded Social Security Disability benefits, you will also qualify for Medicare insurance coverage but only after a 24-month waiting period.
We handle Social Security Disability claims from application through appeals for clients, whether they were hurt at work or not. If you wish to apply for SSD benefits, we can help you complete the necessary paperwork in a professional manner to help you get approval for your SSD claim. Additionally, if you are denied SSD Benefits, our office can help you request a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and handle all other aspects of the appeals process.
Trust In Our Experience
We do everything in our power to benefit our clients, which is why we will not obtain an attorney’s fee from you unless we are successful on your claim. Call us at 716-558-2000 or email us here to speak to an attorney about your Social Security Disability case. If you have any questions about an injury you or a loved one may have suffered, come to us for the help you deserve.
For more information, please see our Social Security Disability FAQ page.