Social Security disability benefits are available to help people who can’t work due to a debilitating medical, intellectual, or emotional condition. But in order to receive benefits, you must properly document your condition – and your condition has to qualify as a disability. The process can be complicated, making it a smart move to work with a Social Security disability lawyer. The Law Office of Tipton-Downie has some general guidelines to help you determine if you may be eligible for disability.
- You’re disabled and have a low income – If you have little to no income and are mentally or physically disabled, you may qualify for benefits. Understand that your income must fall within a certain range and that you must not have a large number of assets in your name.
- You’re disabled and cannot work – If you are unable to work for a period of 12 consecutive months or more, you could possibly qualify for disability benefits. There are certain regulations that apply, so speak with a disability lawyer to get full confirmation about your unique situation.
Each person’s claim is different. Your best move is to speak with a Social Security Disability lawyer for help with filing your claim. The attorneys at the Law Office of Tipton-Downie will review your records, listen to your story, and determine if you may be eligible for these benefits.