Social Security Disability Insurance 2019-12-02T08:54:29-07:00

Social Security Disability “SSD” Benefits

To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, you must be completely disabled according to the Social Security Administration’s (“SSA”) definition of total disability. You must also have worked and paid Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) premiums while you were working. In most cases, if you have worked for an outside employer in the United States, you have made FICA contributions (as has your employer).

Definition of disability: applicant must not be able to engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a medically-determinable physical or mental impairment(s) that is expected to result in death or has lasted or is expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months.

To qualify for total disability, you must be completely unable to perform any work which you have ever performed in the past. It is critically important to have objective medical evidence to prove to SSA that you are in fact disabled. That is why it is very important to continue seeing a doctor or specialist regularly.

Having a medical record demonstrating one or more of these disabilities, conditions, or impairments will help your claim for social security disability benefits.

  • Heart conditions

  • Digestive disorders

  • Thyroid disorders

  • Blood disorders

  • Immune system disorders

  • Hearing or vision loss

  • Mental conditions and disorders

  • Neck, back, and spine injuries

  • Neurological problems

  • Lung infections and Asthma

  • Skin disorders

  • Multiple body system impairments

Visit our Commonly Asked Questions page to learn more about SSD benefits.

If you have not yet filed for SSD or SSI assistance, you can now file online if you meet certain requirements. You can also schedule an appointment with a local Social Security office (for example, Phoenix) by calling 1-800 772-1213.

If you are thinking about filing a claim but may want our help, we encourage you to share some information with us for a free claim assessment. Note, we don’t get paid unless we win. We offer free first time consults to discuss your claim further.

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