The Social Security Administration administers a program call Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) that pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are “insured”, meaning that you worked long enough and paid social security taxes. In order to be eligible for SSDI benefits you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition of disability. “Disability” under social security is based upon your inability to work. You are considered disabled under social security rules if:
- you cannot do work that you did before;
- you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and,
- your disability has lasted or is expected to last at least one year or result in death.
Individuals who meet the definition of disability must apply for benefits with the Social Security Administration. Applications can be completed online, over the phone, or at your local Social Security Office.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Walter J. Korzeniowski have been successfully representing SSDI applicants for more than two decades. As with many federal programs, SSDI appears simple on its face, but in reality is a complex and technical program. There are multiple steps in the SSDI claims process. Many claimants must attend a hearing before a Social Security Administration Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and give testimony. Our attorneys will lead you through the SSDI application process and enable you to achieve the best possible outcome.