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Social Security Disability AttorneySocial Security – SSDI benefits were developed to protect workers and their families from loss of income due to disability or death, also known as SSI. Three types of Social Security benefits are available: retirement, survivors, and disability. Retirement benefits are paid based on age. Survivor benefits are paid to family members of deceased workers. Disability benefits are paid based on a worker’s inability to work for medical reasons.

You are entitled to Social Security benefits one of three ways: If you or your spouse retires; if you are a dependent of someone who becomes disabled or dies; or if you become disabled.

Full retirement benefits begin at age 66, though reduced retirement benefits can be drawn beginning at age 62. Social Security retirement benefits are available to anyone who has worked long enough to meet the eligibility rules. Retirement ages are changing. Call your local Social Security office for more information.

Survivor benefits can be paid to the deceased spouse’s widow as full benefits at age 65 or older or reduced benefits at age 60. A disabled widow or widower can begin getting benefits at ages 50 to 60. A widow can claim benefits at any age if she or he takes care of a child who is under 16 or is disabled and receives benefits. Unmarried children under 18 (or up to age 19 if they are attending elementary or secondary school full time) also can receive survivor benefits. Under certain circumstances, benefits also can be paid to stepchildren, grandchildren, or adopted children.

If you have been divorced, your former wife or husband can get benefits under the same circumstances as a widow, if the marriage lasted 10 years or more. However, your former wife or husband must not have remarried. Your former spouse, however, does not have to meet the length-of-marriage rule if she or he is caring for your child who is under 16 or disabled and who also is receiving benefits on your Social Security record. The child must be your former spouse’s natural or legally adopted child. Your local Social Security office can help answer questions about eligibility for survivor benefits.

Disability benefits are paid to disabled workers and in some cases, their dependant children. A form of disability benefits is available

Hoglund Law can assist you with obtaining a favorable ruling in your social security case. We assist clients in the area of social security throughout MN, WI, OH, IL, MI, KY and MO. In the event of retirement, disability, and even death, social security can provide your family with needed benefits for sustaining their standard of living. Social security benefits are not restricted by age as disability benefits are awarded to those who can no longer fulfill their employment duties because of a disability. For those receiving social security for retirement, benefits are typically paid out at the age of 66 with partial benefits available at 62 for qualifying individuals. Survivor benefits are awarded to the family of the deceased individual. Spousal benefits for the deceased may begin at 65 with partial benefits beginning at the age of 60.

What are Social Security Benefits?

To receive Social Security disability benefits, you must have, or will have, a physical or mental impairment that has prevented full-time work for one year. You can file a claim before you have been disabled for one year, but you must prove that your disability will last for at least one year.

When determining whether you qualify for disability benefits, Social Security relies on its own set of regulations regarding what qualifies as a disability. The criteria used are very narrowly defined. Even if your doctor has told you that you are disabled and unable to work, Social Security may find that under its regulations you are not disabled.

You must have medical evidence of some physical and/or mental impairment that keep you from working in order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Social Security relies on objective medical evidence. For this reason, continue treating with your doctor during your application process and beyond.

How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

You can apply for Social Security disability benefits at the nearest Social Security office, you may also apply online; you also can apply by telephone by calling 855-780-4357. When applying, be prepared to give the Social Security agent the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all the doctors, hospitals or clinics where you have received treatment for your condition. You also will need a list of all prescription medications you are currently taking or have taken for your condition and the names of the doctors prescribing these drugs. In addition, you will need to give the names and addresses of all previous employers for the past 15 years.

Do not delay in filing your claim if some or all of this information is not immediately available. You can always contact Social Security once your claim has been filed with any necessary updates. The important thing is to file your claim as soon as you become disabled or unable to work.

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It is wise to speak with an attorney or lawyer before applying for Social Security Disability, as her or she can help you start the process and complete your application.