How You Can Earn Social Security Disability Benefits

There comes a time in some people's lives where they need to rely on what Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can offer them. These benefits can be the only resource some people have to support themselves, making them invaluable for their household. We at Jones, Hawkins, & Associates, LLC, know how important these benefits can be, and we can help you determine if you are eligible for them and pursue them.

Not everyone needs these benefits, and even fewer people know anything about them. SSD benefits are a monthly annuity for the purpose of helping someone with a severe or lifelong injury or illness get the income they need to provide for themselves. When you need this kind of benefit, you cannot afford to give less than your best effort to earn the benefit you need to thrive.

How You Can Qualify For SSD Benefits

There are several thresholds of qualifications that you need to meet in order to qualify for SSD benefits. While there are some rare exceptions, these are the qualifications you must have to receive SSD benefits:

  • Be under the age of 65.
  • The illness or injury you have is expected to last for at least a year, or be fatal.
  • The consequences of your illness or injury cause you to be unable to earn income on your own.
  • You need to have worked for at least five out of the previous 10 years from the date of your disability.

If you meet all these requirements, it may entitle you to receiving SSD benefits. We can help you review your claim and situation, and determine if you are able to pursue these benefits. If you appear to be eligible, our lawyers can guide you through the complex application process. If the government denied your application, we can also help you appeal that decision.

Begin Seeking The Benefits You Deserve Today

If you believe you deserve SSD benefits, now is the best time to reach out to an attorney. The sooner you speak to an experienced Alabama lawyer, the sooner you can start receiving this benefit. If you are in the Montgomery area, contact our office by calling us at 334-625-1754. Call now and schedule your initial consultation with a compassionate attorney.