How To Qualify For Disability Benefits

Whether you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance ( SSDI) or for Supplemental Security Income ( SSI), the medical requirements are the same. At the Texas law firm of Becky D. Miller, we are here to help you understand the requirements. Our mission is to get you the benefits you need.

To start, we will ask a few basic questions:

How Long Have You Been Disabled?

To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must be suffering from a mental or physical impairment that has lasted (or is expected to last) at least 12 months.

Is Your Condition On The List?

In addition to having a long-term condition, you must meet one of the Social Security Administration's "listings of impairments." This is essentially a list of conditions that are so severe, they automatically qualify for benefits. Amputations, inflammatory arthritis and many other conditions fall into this category.

Can You Do Any Type Of Work?

If your disability is not on the Administration's list, you must prove that your condition prevents you from performing "substantial gainful activity." In other words, you must be unable to earn more than $1,010 a month.

Even if you can't return to your former job, you must show that you don't have any skills that would allow you to perform other types of work. Convincing the Administration of this is often very difficult. That's why a skilled attorney is so important. Becky D. Miller has the experience you want on your side.

Learn more in a free initial consultation with our lawyer. Call our Lubbock office at 806-799-1200 or contact us by email today.

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