Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) is a federal insurance
program funded by taxes collected from U.S. citizens. It’s managed
by the Social Security Administration and is essential to provide income
supplements to people who are physically restricted in their ability to
be employed because of a notable disability.
People usually apply for SSD if an injury at work prevented them from engaging
in any substantial gainful activity and they expect to be unable to work
at least 12 months. Likewise, the person must have accumulated 20 social
security credits in the last 10 years before the onset of disability.
An additional credit is needed for every year by which the worker’s
age exceeds 42. Anyone over the age of 65 isn’t eligible.
If you were injured at work but your disability will not prevent you from
returning to work before 12 months, you would likely only need to apply
for workers’ compensation. SSD benefits are typically geared toward
people who are recovering from long-term injuries and illnesses. These
benefits can also be short-term or permanent depending on the severity
of your disability.
If you need help determining whether or not to apply for workers’
compensation and SSD benefits, don’t hesitate to talk to our
San Antonio Social Security Disability attorney. Those who attempt to file for SSD benefits with no legal guidance can
sometimes run the risk of having their applications denied for clerical
errors or other easy-to-avoid mistakes.
The Law Offices of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC can provide you with thorough and meticulous attention to detail and more
than a decade of experience. Let us see how we can help.
at (210) 807-3178 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation
with us today. We look forward to speaking with you.