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Resources2021-09-10T14:15:29+00:00

What You Need to Know

Social Security’s Disability Insurance Benefits are federally funded and administered by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). Social Security pays disability benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have worked long enough and have a medical condition that prevents you from working for at least 12 months or is expected to end in death.

Studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a 1-in-4 chance of becoming disabled before reaching full retirement age.

If you are a disabled worker and you’re unable to perform substantial gainful activity to support yourself financially, you may qualify for SSDI. To receive benefits under the Social Security Administration’s disability program, however, you must meet the criteria established by the federal government.

Social Security Disability Claim Form
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Social Security Disability Claim Form
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What You Need to Know

Social Security’s Disability Insurance Benefits are federally funded and administered by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). Social Security pays disability benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have worked long enough and have a medical condition that prevents you from working for at least 12 months or is expected to end in death.

Studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a 1-in-4 chance of becoming disabled before reaching full retirement age.

If you are a disabled worker and you’re unable to perform substantial gainful activity to support yourself financially, you may qualify for SSDI. To receive benefits under the Social Security Administration’s disability program, however, you must meet the criteria established by the federal government.

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The Basics2021-09-09T23:32:07+00:00

Social Security’s Disability Insurance Benefits are federally funded and administered by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). Social Security pays disability benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have worked long enough and have a medical condition that prevents you from working for at least 12 months or is expected to end in death.

To be eligible for disability benefits, you must:

  • Be unable to work because you have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death.
  • Not have a partial or short-term disability.
  • Meet SSA’s definition of a disability.
  • Be younger than your full retirement age.

If you qualify for disability benefits, certain members of your family may be eligible to receive benefits based on your work record.

Below are links to additional information from the SSA.gov website.

Benefits for People with Disabilities2021-09-09T23:25:21+00:00
Benefits for People with Disabilities
Documents You Need to Provide2021-10-06T17:20:14+00:00

Along with the information listed above, we may ask you to provide documents to show that you are eligible.

Information You Need to Apply2021-10-06T17:21:13+00:00

Before applying, be ready to provide information about yourself, your medical condition, and your work.

Application Process2021-09-09T23:30:27+00:00

Whether you apply online, by phone, or in person, the disability benefits application process follows the same basic steps.

Disability Application Process
Starr Disability Advocates Fees2021-09-09T23:49:11+00:00

An attorney or non-attorney representative can charge up to 25% of your awarded back pay. There is a “not to exceed” maximum amount as outlined by the Social Security Administration (currently $6,000). Starr Disability Advocates will only charge a fee if you are awarded benefits, if we are unable to win your case there is no fee to you. We do not ask for any money up front to represent you and there is no fee taken from any future benefits.

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