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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It’s available to those who have been injured or have a diagnosed medical condition preventing them from maintaining regular work.
Attorneys at the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril PLLC, are here to help with your Social Security Disability Insurance. Our attorneys in Knoxville can explain all necessary requirements to receive benefits or can help you if you have been denied benefits.
Additionally we can explain and can assist with:
- SSDI eligibility requirements
- The SSDI process
- Applying for SSDI
- Appealing SSDI claims
- Administrative appeals hearings
Who Qualifies For Benefits?
Because the program is designed for those with disabilities, there are strict criteria for who is eligible to receive SSDI benefits. Generally speaking, individuals must have an adequate work history at a job covered by Social Security.
They must also have missed work for roughly 12 months after suffering their injury or illness.
Applicants must have a medical condition that meets the SSA definition of a disability. If these basic qualifications are met and an application is approved for SSDI, they can expect to receive monthly cash benefits until they are able to return to work; or they can receive benefits indefinitely in cases where an individual has a permanent physical or mental disability or injury. The SSD process is often streamlined for applicants over age 50.
The SSA also creates “work incentives” that provide continued benefits and health care coverage to help people during the transitional phase when they return to work.
Contact Our Attorneys For A Thorough Analysis Of Your Case
These are general guidelines and should not be taken as a complete guide for the decision-making process of the SSA. For a complete resource of information regarding your application or appeals process, you should turn to an experienced lawyer at Ogle, Elrod & Baril PLLC, who can answer all questions and can provide sound legal guidance. We can explain issues to keep in mind for veterans also qualifying for VA benefits and for people disabled after being injured on the job.