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Qualifications for Social Security Disability

Social Security disability is a federal insurance program that provides monetary assistance to people who are suffering from long-term disabilities. If you are experiencing a medical or mental condition that is preventing you from working and financially supporting your family for a significant period of time, you should contact our firm to begin the claim-filing process. We encourage you to obtain the legal guidance that you need so that you can continue to move forward with your life without stressful financial hindrances.

Am I qualified to receive disability benefits?

To be eligible for benefits under this insurance program, you will need to first prove that you meet the minimum qualifications, which are that you:

  • Worked for the necessary number of years
  • Paid Social Security taxes
  • Have limited income and resources

You will also need to prove that your condition is severe enough to prevent you from working. The Social Security Administration asks the following questions as it assesses whether filers are classified as "disabled:"

  • Are you working?
  • Is your condition "severe?"
  • Is your condition found in the list of disabling conditions?
  • Can you perform the work you did previously?
  • Can you perform any other type of work?

Filing a Claim for Benefits

In order to prove that you qualify, you will need to show that you have worked jobs that are covered by Social Security. You will also need to have a medical condition that is classified as a disability under the Social Security standards. As you navigate this process and pursue the benefits that you need to adequately support yourself and your family, you should retain the legal guidance of our Dallas Social Security disability lawyers. We have decades of combined experience helping clients through situations similar to yours.

We offer you a free case evaluation to discuss your unique situation and provide you with answers to your questions. Receive legal help from Coats & Todd today!