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Questions About SSDI

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The funds paid to people with disabilities who cannot work come directly from the SSDI fund, a fund that receives tax contributions from workers, employers and self-employed persons as part of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA). Americans with disabilities must have contributed to Social Security for a certain amount of time in order to be eligible for SSDI benefits. People who do not qualify for SSDI due to lack of work history may qualify to receive benefits under the SSI program instead. If you are not sure if you qualify, fill out the form on this page and our legal team will help you make the determination.

Are the SSDI requirements different based on your state of residence?

SSDI requirements are not different based on your state of residence. The qualifications for the SSDI program are mandated by the federal government. All residents in the 50 states, US Districts, and US Commonwealths can apply for SSDI benefits.

Am I eligible to receive SSDI benefits?

To determine your SSDI eligibility, the Social Security Administration uses a set of very specific qualifications and requirements. You must have paid into Social Security for a certain amount of time. Children and spouses of disabled individuals may apply for additional benefits if the primary wage earner in a home is approved. If you are not sure if you qualify for disability benefits you can fill out the form on this page and request a free disability evaluation.

Is healthcare coverage available through SSDI?

If you are approved for SSDI benefits, you can qualify to receive Medicare health benefits after 24 continuous months of SSDI eligibility.

How much in SSDI benefits am I entitled to receive each month?

The Social Security Administration determines your SSDI benefit amount using a formula that takes into account the amount of money you have earned up until you became disabled. Cost-of-living increases may occur annually to help recipients adjust to inflation. Use Social Security Online?s SSDI Benefits Calculators to get an idea of how much you may receive each month.

How long can I continue to receive SSDI benefits?

As long as you meet all of the requirements of the SSDI program and your supplemental income is not significant, you can continue to receive your monthly disability benefits. Many people receive benefits for life or until they qualify for Social Security as "old age" benefits.

How do I apply for SSDI benefits?

You can apply online, visit your local Social Security office, or call 800-772-1213 or 800-325-0778 (TTY) to apply for SSDI benefits. You can also contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers for a detailed explanation of the disability claims process.

How will an SSDI lawyer help me obtain SSDI benefits?

A social security disability lawyer can assist you in filing your application, gathering the required paperwork and information, then carefully walk you through each step of the process. If your application is denied, our disability lawyers can appeal your denial and legally represent you during any court proceedings.

Your Social Security disability lawyer is ready to help you get the benefits you sorely need. Trust the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers SSDI attorneys to help you get the best opportunity to receive SSDI benefits by evaluating your claim and walking you through each step in the SSDI claim process. Please fill out the form on this page for a free review of your SSDI claim and to request assistance from the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers' lawyers in filing or appealing your claim.

What is Disability Insurance?

There are two common types of disability insurance. Private companies offer disability insurance policies that can cover you in the event of sickness or injury. Some policies only allow for coverage for a specific time period, after which you must look elsewhere for income. The U.S. Government, through the Social Security Administration, provides insurance for disability, however it will only pay if your disability prevents you from working for twelve months or longer. Premiums for Social Security disability insurance are taken out of your pay automatically.

It is difficult to apply for Social Security Disability?

The Social Security disability application can be filled out online. It will ask your basic information such as name and date of birth. After completion, the Administration will mail you a longer, paper application for you to complete requesting medical history and disability information. You may request assistance from the Administration, a friend or relative, or a Social Security disability lawyer when completing the Social Security disability application. The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers can help you apply for Social Security disability benefits.

Is Social Security just for the elderly?

Initially the Social Security program was created to provide retirement benefits. However, the program was expanded to also provide Social Security for disability to assist people who are unable to work due to illness or injury. You may contact the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers if you would like additional information about Social Security for disability.

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