Millions of people receive its benefits, while others who apply for it are turned down. “It” is SSDI, but what does it mean? At Rose Law Offices in Honolulu, HI, and Puyallup, WA, the firm’s Social Security lawyers explain the meaning of SSDI and are effective advocates for the applicants they represent. The lawyers outline the benefits of and requirements for obtaining SSDI.
SSDI: Social Security Disability Insurance
What Is It?
Social Security Disability Insurance is a program the Social Security Administration (SSA) administers for disabled and blind individuals. If approved, applicants receive monthly benefit payments and Medicare coverage.
How Does Someone Qualify for SSDI?
To qualify for Social Security disability, applicants, their parents, or spouses must have contributed to the Social Security trust fund through their jobs or self-employment. Applicants must also be completely disabled, as the SSA defines disability, but there are special rules for blind applicants.
How Does the SSA Define Disability?
According to the United States Government Accountability Office, a disabled person is unable to do any substantial gainful activity (SGA) due to a physical or mental impairment that (1) has lasted or is expected to last for 12 months or more, or (2) is expected to result in death. SGA means significant activities that can lead to income. The work can be mental, physical, or both and can be part-time or full-time activities.
At Rose Law Offices, skilled and compassionate Social Security lawyers represent clients at every stage of the complicated SSDI application process. From applying for benefits to appealing a denial of your application, these lawyers are prepared to fight for you and are backed by a solid record of successes.
Get the help you need to win your SSDI benefits case. Contact a Social Security lawyer at Rose Law Offices, in Honolulu, HI, and Puyallup, WA. To learn more about their representation in SSDI cases, visit the firm online. You can also call (808) 534-1999 for the Honolulu office or (253) 864-0383 for the Puyallup office to schedule a free consultation.