Do You Have a Severe Physical or Mental Condition?
In order to receive Social Security disability benefits, you must prove that you have a severe physical or mental condition that prevents you from working. Your age, education and work history are also relevant in determining whether you qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
If you have a severe medical condition that meets or equals a condition described in the Social Security Listing of Impairments, you will be found disabled. If your condition is not in the listings, you may still be able to get benefits if you can prove you are unable to work considering your impairment, age, education and work history. Our attorneys can help you determine whether you are legally disabled.
Are You a Member of a Group That Is Entitled to Benefits?
Social Security disability benefits fall into two general categories: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which primarily serves people who have a history of working and paying into Social Security, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is for people in financial need.
The eligibility requirements for both of these programs are complex. Our attorneys can help you determine whether you are entitled to SSDI or SSI. Some people are eligible for both types of benefits, and we will carefully review your situation to maximize your total benefits.