Since 1956, social security disability has provided those who are disabled, and their qualifying family members, benefits when a person is no longer able to work.
According to the United States Office of Social Security, 9.8 million people were issued social security disability benefits in 2011. Approximately 89% of recipients were disabled workers. Additionally, the average age of disabled workers receiving such benefits was 53 and most recipients were male.
The majority of disability recipients suffer from musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders and mood disorders.
In Arizona specifically more than 159,000 people received social security disability benefits in 2011, approximately 4% of the states entire population. Furthermore, the majority of recipients in the state suffer from mental disorders and specific disabling injuries.
Filing for social security disability can be a confusing process and oftentimes not having the right information can lead to being denied benefits you deserve. At Phillips Law group our attorneys are knowledgeable in SSDI benefits and can help you fight for the benefits you merit.
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How You Can Qualify
When filing for SSDI benefits it is important to note that it only covers total disability and does not include partial disability or short-term disability. Employees, who have been injured while on the job and are suffering temporary or permanent partial disability, or total temporary disability, may qualify for workers compensation.
Qualifying for SSDI benefits requires the following to hold true:
- Person can no longer perform work they did before
- Social Security Office decides that person cannot adjust to other work due to disability
- Disability has lasted, or is expected to last, at least one year or will result in death
The Social Security Administration will decide if an individual is disabled using a five-step process which answers of five specific questions:
- Are you working?
- Is your injury severe?
- Is your condition found in the list of disabling conditions?
- Can you do the work you did before?
- Can you perform other work?
Some special situations may permit certain disabilities to be covered. If you have been denied SSDI benefits and believe that you qualify to receive them, contact our SSDI attorneys who can help you fight for your right to fair and just compensation.
SSDI Injuries That Qualify
As previously noted there is a list of disabling conditions which was created by the Social Security Administration. These conditions are considered so severe that a person who suffers from such a condition should instantly qualify for benefits.
Some common types of injuries that qualify include:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Vertebral fracture
- Soft-tissue injuries (burns)
- Hearing Loss
- Loss of Visual Acuity
- Loss of Speech
Furthermore, there are a number of health disorders that may permit disabled individuals to qualify for SSDI benefits. Even if your injury or health condition is not noted on the social security offices list it does not mean that you do not qualify.
Contact our Phoenix SSDI Lawyers Today
Having an experienced SSDI attorney can help you determine if you qualify for benefits, and if so, how to proceed with filing for social security disability insurance. If you have been denied benefits, having an attorney on your side can help you fight for the benefits you deserve. Each year there are hundreds and thousands of SSDI applications filed and hundreds of thousands terminated.
At Phillips Law Group we believe that those who have been denied their right to social security disability benefits deserve the chance to fight for their rights. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys are dedicated to helping those in need of legal representation.
We have several offices located throughout Arizona and proudly serve the following areas:
and many more local towns and cities. To find out how we can help you and information on your legal rights, contact us by calling or texting 1-800-706-3000. Our offices are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.
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