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Who Is Eligible for Social Security Disability?

When you’ve been injured in an accident, you’re likely in need of financial help. Many victims in your situation file for Social Security Disability benefits. But who is eligible for these benefits? And how can you tell if you qualify?

Social Security Disability law is complicated. Our attorneys have in-depth experience helping injury victims determine their eligibility for these benefits and getting them approved. To help you figure out how you fit into this aspect of the law, we outline who is eligible for Social Security Disability below.


Medical Requirements

When it comes to medical eligibility for Social Security Disability, there are two routes you can take as you try to qualify. One route might be to prove that you suffered an injury that was on the Social Security Administration’s list of impairments and requirements.

However, if your injury is not on that list, you and your attorney must prove that your injury keeps you from maintaining a job. This includes any jobs you’ve held in the past and any jobs that are less physically demanding.


Financial Requirements

The next part of determining who is eligible for Social Security Disability is figuring out the financial side of the requirements. To be eligible to recover benefits and payments, you must prove that you are unable to support yourself financially. As of 2017, if you make more than $1,170 per month, you will exceed the cap to qualify for benefits.


Talk to a Social Security Disability Lawyer

If you are seeking Social Security Disability assistance and are wondering whether you’re eligible, the team at Joel H. Schwartz, PC is here to help you out. Schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys today to discuss your injuries and find out whether you fit the bill.

To get started, give us a call at 1-800-660-2270 or fill out our online contact form, which is at the bottom of the page.

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