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What Is Social Security Disability?

Published on June 19th, 2019

Did you know that statistically 1 in 4 of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before they turn 67 years old? This means that your chances of becoming disabled are greater than you think, and as Social Security lawyers serving Maryville, we want to make sure you know all the facts about Social Security disability.

 

Social Security disability is a program that pays benefits to you and certain family members if you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. Additionally, you must have a medical condition that can be defined as a disability, and then monthly benefits are paid to people who cannot work for a year or more due to this disability.

 

What Is Considered A Disability?

Benefits are not paid for partial disability or short-term disability. Social Security rules consider you disabled if:

  • You used to work and something happened that does not allow you to do that same work.
  • You cannot adjust to a different line of work because of specific medical conditions.
  • You have a disability that will last at least one year or will result in death.

 

How Do You Apply For Disability Benefits?

You can either apply through the Social Security website or file a disability claim over the phone.  There are many components to filing for disability benefits. It is important to file a complete and accurate application the first time and you may have questions, we can help.

If you find yourself searching for a helping hand, don’t hesitate to contact our Social Security lawyer in Maryville. The Law Offices of Miller & Drozdowski, P.C. are ready to help you with your Social Security Disability benefits every step of the way.

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