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Social Security Disability Eligibility

The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses strict criteria to determine your eligibility for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. There are many different factors that the SSA will consider when reviewing your case. For answers about your unique situation, please contact us to speak with one of our experienced Client Advocates.

The primary qualifications for SSDI benefits are:




Your illness or injury will prevent you from working for at least 12 months, or is expected to result in death.




You have worked and paid (FICA) taxes for a total of five (5) out of the last ten (10) years.


You fit the SSA definition of disabled: you can’t do work you did before AND you can’t adjust to other work due to your medical condition.

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We can help you better understand and take advantage of the many benefits of Social Security Disability, to help maximize your financial well-being during your period of disability.