In order to receive Social Security Disability Benefits, you must qualify to receive them. The Social Security Office in your area may ask you to submit to a series of tests to determine your physical and mental ability to work.

If you are struggling to make ends meet, find yourself suffering from an illness, injury or medical condition you should consult with a Social Security Disability attorney as soon as you can. Not to help advocate for you, but to consult with you, and if necessary help document your claim.

The Social Security Administration considers a few factors when reviewing applications to receive benefits.

  1. Are you working or will you be able to work in the future?
    • Your ability to work during the recovery of an injury or to a limited capacity while sick will be evaluated in order to determine whether you will be able to support yourself.
  2. Are you severely ill, injured or disabled?
    • Are you battling an illness, suffering from a disability or have an injury that may be difficult to heal? If you are able to recover from your injury, or perform a job that may affect your eligibility for benefits. Mental illness is also taken into consideration.
  3. Are you able to do a different job?
    • If an illness, injury or disability is preventing you from working in your current job, will you be able to do a different job, even if it’s in another field or industry? The

In situations where your claim has already been evaluated, you may need an attorney to advocate for the benefits you were denied. Only a licensed attorney, who is experienced in the area of Social Security and Disability claims can evaluate your situation, history and provide you with options.

Due to the high number of claims the Social Security Office receives, your inquiries and problems may not be directly answered or explained to you in detail. If you have any questions about your situation, claim or other issue, we are here to help.