Qualify for Social Security Disability
in Waco, Temple and Central Texas.
Do I Qualify for a Second Chance with the Social Security Administration (SSA) in Waco?
Just because you’re unable to work because of your medical problems doesn’t mean you’ll automatically be awarded Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a large government agency that uses a complex system to determine if you deserve benefits. You’ll only qualify for benefits if you meet the SSA’s strict definition of “disabled.”
If you need disability benefits while you can’t work, let Social Security Disability attorney Merryl Jones help you determine if you qualify. Call our office to discuss your disability case.
Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program pays benefits to you if you meet three criteria:
- You’re disabled,
- As of the date you became disabled, you must have worked under Social Security at least five of the last 10 years, and
- You have earned enough work credits by paying Social Security taxes.
Meeting the Definition of “Disabled”
Under the SSA’s rules, you’re only considered to be disabled if your physical or mental condition is expected to keep you from work for twelve consecutive months (or result in death). Your disability can be mental, physical, or a combination of both.
If you can no longer work, it’s important that you keep regular medical appointments to create enough documentation to help prove your case to Social Security.
In most cases, Social Security considers you disabled if:
- You can no longer do work you’ve done before;
- You’re unable to adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
- Your disability has lasted or will last 12 months (or result in death).
Contact Social Security Disability attorney Merryl Jones for help with your Social Security Disability case. Merryl has helped thousands of Central Texans win disability benefits. Get started today with a free case evaluation by calling us toll-free at 800-749-3612.