Who Qualifies For SSDI?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is intended to provide financial benefits to help disabled workers who are no longer able to work. It does not cover everyone or every injury or illness, however. One of the most common questions people have after suffering disabling injuries and illnesses is: Do I qualify for SSDI?

If you have suffered an injury or illness that is keeping you from work, talk with one of our experienced New York SSDI lawyers. We have decades of experience helping our clients obtain financial benefits for disabling injuries and illnesses. At Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., we can help you determine whether you qualify for SSDI benefits.

Essential Qualifications

For SSDI eligibility, it is essential that you:

  • Are truly disabled: You need to be unable to do your former job and unable to adjust to other work because of your injury, and this disability has to be long ranging. Learn more about SSDI’s definition of disability.
  • Have enough work credits: The more you have worked and the more recently you have worked, the greater your benefits will be. As you work and pay taxes, you earn “credits” for SSDI. The more credits you have, the more insurance benefits will be available to you, not unlike private insurance.

Simplifying The Process

Most people who apply for Social Security Disability benefits are denied on their first application. There is often a lengthy process involving hearings and appeals. This is an extremely difficult process for many disabled workers because most people do not have experience with this complicated process.

We have devoted our entire legal practice to obtaining financial benefits for workers who have suffered injuries and illnesses that prevent them from working. We will simplify the SSDI process for you and help you obtain the money you need to survive and provide for your family.

Learn How We Can Help During A Free Consultation

We serve clients in Schenectady, Troy, Albany, Queensbury, Saratoga, Amsterdam, Glens Falls and the entire Capital District. If you have experienced a work-related injury, you can talk with one of our experienced lawyers. Call 518-631-4521 or contact us online for a free initial consultation with a New York work injury compensation attorney.