The Federal Government created the Social Security Disability program to provide assistance to individuals who are physically and/or mentally unable to work anymore; disabled.
Disability is defined as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can result in death or can be expected to last for a continuous period no less than twelve months. Another consideration, you must have worked, earned wages and paid into Social Security system for at least 20 of the last 40 quarters.
The amount of Social Security benefits you may be entitled to is based solely on your income for the time you were able to work.
Social Security benefits are paid to those who have a physical and/or mental disability, low income and limited financial resources.
Social Security Disability provides for payment of disability benefits to applicant’s who are “insured” under the Act by virtue of their contributions to the Social Security trust fund through the Social Security tax on their earnings.
The Social Security Disability benefits that you may be entitled to are based on your work history and the amount of the benefit is based on your earnings for your lifetime.
Once you are eligible for Social Security and have been received benefits for 2 years, you will be enrolled in Medicare. You can receive benefits until the age of 65, which is retirement age. The benefits and amounts you received before will be the same, it will just be under retirement benefits and not social security benefits.
It is very important to hire an attorney who is familiar with the Social Security laws and their specific guidelines used to determine eligibility. The Law Offices of Robert Pagniello has the knowledge, experience and a hard working, determined staff to help get you approved.