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Understanding Eligibility For SSD benefits

After years in the workforce, you now have a disability that prevents you from working. You need money to pay your bills and make ends meet. With your condition, you aren’t sure what options you have and are curious if Social Security Disability is an option.

At The Law Office of Donna Simpson, we understand the stress you are under and want to help you clearly understand the options available to you. With almost 40 years of experience, we can advise and advocate for you. Once we have determined your eligibility, we will work with you to complete the application process.

What Disabilities Qualify?

Disability is a broad and often-ambiguous term. Social Security Disability benefits are provided to individuals with many different mental impairments, physical conditions and ongoing ailments. In order to qualify, your condition must leave you totally disabled and unable to work. Whether you have back pain, depression, arthritis, seizures or another disorder that prevents you from working, you can seek benefits if you meet the parameters.

What Are The Parameters?

Social Security Disability benefits are not a government handout but are instead funds that are paid into the Social Security system. To receive benefits, you must meet the following parameters:

  • Work history credits: In order to be eligible for benefits, you need a sufficient work history. The amount of eligible time worked depends on your age when you became disabled.
  • Inability to continue working: Your disability may keep you from returning to your previous occupation. To qualify for benefits, you must be unable to transition into a new occupation. If you have the education and ability to work another job, you may not qualify.

Do not get discouraged by these parameters. Our lawyer will answer your questions and advise you of your options.

We Can Explain Your Options

We understand that you are going through a difficult time. Contact our Cookeville office by calling 931-400-2377 to speak with our knowledgeable and friendly staff. We offer judgment-free advocacy and are ready to fight for the best outcome possible. Schedule your consultation today.

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