Am I Eligible For SSDI Benefits?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has strict guidelines for gaining eligibility to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits . In order to qualify:

  • You must have a qualifying physical or mental health impairment
  • Your disability must have lasted at least 12 months, be expected to last at least 12 months or be expected to result in death
  • You must have worked enough and paid into the system through FICA taxes

At the Robinson Law Office in Evansville, we can help you determine if you meet the SSA's eligibility requirements and, if so, guide you through all aspects of the application process.

If your initial claim is denied, we can represent you in written appeals and administrative hearings.

What If I'm Over Age 50?

If you are over age 50, your chances of being approved for SSDI benefits are increased. The SSA considers an applicant's ability to adjust to other work when making its determinations. It is generally more difficult to start over in a new occupation for people who are age 50 or over.

Can I Still Work?

It is a common misconception that SSDI benefits get cut off as soon as a recipient returns to work. The SSA has special rules that allow benefit recipients to return to work on a limited basis. We can help you understand how the rules apply to you.

Documenting Your Disability

It may be obvious to you that your disability is severe enough to prevent you from working, but the SSA needs to see documented proof before it will approve your claim. This is why it is so important to obtain treatment for your condition and follow your doctor's orders.

We will handle the burden of compiling the medical evidence for your claim. The more evidence we have to present to the SSA, the better chance you have of obtaining a successful outcome.

We Are Here For You

If you have further questions about eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits, we are here to provide you with answers. Contact our law offices at 812-428-6655 or online to arrange your free initial consultation with an experienced SSDI lawyer.