Social Security Disability Insurance

If you’re looking for an SSDI attorney in Orange County, CA, you’ve come to the right place. But before we get started, here’s what you need to know about SSDI insurance.


If you are age 18 or older you may be considered “disabled” if you have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment (including an emotional or learning problem) that:


• Results in the inability to do any substantial gainful activity
• Can be expected to result in death
• Has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months

 

If you are under age 18 you may be considered “disabled” if you have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment, (including an emotional or learning problem) that:


• Results in marked and severe functional limitations
• Can be expected to result in death
• Has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months

 

How to Get SSDI Benefits

 

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program that helps individuals whose physical or mental disabilities are so severe that they cannot work. Workers must have paid in to Social Security through payroll taxes to be eligible for benefits. They must also meet the strict Social Security disability standard in order to qualify. These types of benefits replace half or less of pre-disability earnings for most disabled workers. If awarded SSDI benefits, the amount of disability benefits depends on how much you have worked and earned in the past.


To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Then you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of disability. In general, SSA pays monthly cash benefits to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability. Benefits usually continue until you are able to work again on a regular basis. There are also a number of special rules, called "work incentives," that provide continued benefits and health care coverage to help you make the transition back to work.


If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits when you reach full retirement age, your disability benefits automatically convert to retirement benefits, but the amount remains the same.

 

Contact an SSDI Attorney Today

 

Whether you are unable to work, have already been denied benefits, or are applying for SSDI for the first time, we can help you through the lengthy and complicated process. Call us directly at 949-359-1370 to receive your free consultation. Located in Orange County, CA, we represent clients throughout Southern California.

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Driscoll Law Corporation
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Suite #100
Dana Point, CA 92629


Phone: 949-359-1370