Before applying for social security disability, individuals should review the requirements to understand if they qualify. Some of the requirements include proof that you are unable to work due to an existing disability and a demonstration that the disability you have is physical or psychological. After this information is provided, the social security department will review your injury to see if it is one of the injuries that is listed which qualify individuals for social security disability. If you are on that list, then you may be able to qualify. You may need to provide medical evidence to verify your disability. To qualify for social security disability, you will have to previously have worked for a set number of years during your lifetime. The number of years will vary depending on your age. The Social Security Administration will have records of this information. However, you have the right to challenge these findings. Individuals who apply for social security disability must be under the age of 65 to qualify. Those who are over the age of 65 should apply for standard requirement social security benefits instead.

Can I still qualify if my disability is not on the list?

Individuals may still be able to qualify even if their disability is not on the list of disabilities. However, they may have to undergo an investigation. This can include a review of your work history to assess what you do and how your present disability can affect your line of work. Along with this, It may also include a review of your medical history and your age to determine if you are eligible.

How do I apply?

For the application process, individuals will have to establish that their disability has prevented them or will prevent them from working for 12 months. To file for this aid, applicants can go through the Social Security Administration. If they are having difficulty, they can get the help of an experienced attorney. This process can be long and prove to be a hassle. Not all applicants will be approved for the payments. If you are denied, you can appeal the denial. In order to do so, it is best to have the legal help of our skilled attorneys. We want to ensure a better future for you.

The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.