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There are various types of Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. They include benefits for disabled workers as well as for their spouses and children. To qualify for each type of disability, an applicant must meet specific requirements.
We have provided a closer look at these different requirements below. Please review them closely to get a better understanding of your case. We also encourage you to contact an attorney with a background in handling SSD benefits claims, including appeals.
Social Security attorney Frank M. Eidson is available to discuss your case. We can review your medical records, work history, any applications you have filed and denial letters you may have received from the Social Security Administration (SSA). We will work closely with you to pursue all benefits you and your family are due.
We serve clients throughout Orlando and Winter Park and across Florida. Contact us today to get started in your case.
To qualify for SSD benefits, a worker must meet several eligibility requirements. The worker must:
Many applicants for SSD benefits are confused about work credits. To explain: When you work and pay taxes, you earn work credits. You can earn up to four work credits per year. The older you are, the more work credits you must have earned in order to get disability benefits. However, in most cases, younger workers and blind workers do not have to have as many work credits.
Also, it is important to understand how the SSA defines “disability.” We have entire page on our website that is dedicated to explaining this definition. However, in general terms, you are considered to be disabled if:
For a disabled worker’s spouse to receive disability benefits based on the disabled worker’s record, there are certain eligibility requirements. The spouse must be:
For a child of a disabled worker to be eligible for disability benefits based on the parent’s work record, the child must be:
The best way to determine if you qualify for disability benefits is to contact an attorney with experience handling these unique and often complex cases. If you live in the Orlando and Winter Park area, contact attorney Frank M. Eidson. He understands how important SSD benefits are for the health and security of a disabled worker and his or her family. His firm is dedicated to helping clients pursue all benefits they need and deserve. Simply contact the firm today by phone or online to learn more.