Generally put, you qualify for monthly Social Security Disability Income/Insurance
(SSDI) benefits if you worked in a job or jobs covered by Social Security
and you have a medical condition that Social Security considers a disability.
This seems simple, but very specific definitions accompany the two aforementioned
requirements, and can complicate your application process. If you have
become disabled and cannot work, an experienced Nevada SSDI benefits attorney
can help you determine whether you qualify for benefits and then help
you through the application process. But here is some general information
that can help you in the meantime:
A person qualifies for SSDI if:
- They have a mental or physical condition that prevents them from working
their current job, or any past jobs;
- Their condition is expected to last at least 1 year, or result in death;
- They are under the age of 65; and
- They have generally worked 5 out of the last 10 years as of the determined
“start date” of the disability, although age affects the required
There are, of course, special circumstances that can alter any of the above
qualification requirements. If illness or injury is preventing you from
earning a living, and will do so for at least one year, you can’t
spend the time analyzing the Social Security Administration’s (SSA)
definitions and exceptions to the rule. Consulting a Social Security disability
attorney will ensure that you are well informed and make the process much easier.
At Shook and Stone, our experienced Clark County
Social Security disability benefits lawyers know how difficult it is for a person to be prevented
from earning a living and providing for his or her family. We help disabled
workers get the Social Security benefits they deserve during their recovery.
Call us today at (888) 662-2013 for a consultation.