When do I apply for Social Security disability?

Q: When Do I Apply? A: You should apply for disability benefits as soon as you become disabled. The law requires that you be disabled for 12 consecutive months to be eligible, but if your medical provider supports your application, it is better to start now.  Claims can always be withdrawn, but it is better to […]

Can I get Social Security disability benefits if I expect to get better and return to work?

Q: Can I get Social Security disability benefits if I expect to get better and return to work? A: You have to have been disabled, or expect to be disabled, for at least one year to be eligible. So, if you expect to be out of work for one year or more on account of illness […]

How do I apply for Social Security disability benefits?

Q: How Do I Apply? A: To apply for Social Security disability benefits, you will need to complete an application for Social Security Benefits and the Disability Report. You can also print the Disability Report, complete it and return it to your local Social Security office. Social Security may be able to process your application faster if […]

How do attorneys who help Social Security disability claimants get paid?

Q: How do representatives who help Social Security disability claimants get paid? A: Cases are generally handled on a contingency basis. That means the representative receives a fee only if you win your case. Normally the fee is 25% of your back benefits and must be approved by Social Security. This fee is set by federal law. […]

How does the Social Security Administration define disability?

Q: How does Social Security define disability? A: Social Security defines disability as the: “…Inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted or can be expected to last for continuous period of not less than 12 months.” […]

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