How Do I Qualify for SSDI Benefits?

Jan 01 2018

A person with a medical condition or a combination of impairments preventing him or her from working for at least a year, or expected to prevent him or her from working for at least a year, will likely qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. However, proving that he or she cannot work is the responsibility of the disabled person. Unfortunately, there are many eligibility issues that can present problems for people who need benefits as soon as possible in order to support themselves and their families.

Preventing Setbacks & Challenges

At Alverson + O’Brien, we are familiar with the various obstacles and challenges that often arise as disabled people apply for SSDI benefits in Colorado. The process is highly involved and riddled with potential potholes and that can result in unnecessary stress, hardship and delay.

A Social Security Disability determination is made based on two primary factors:

  1. The amount you have paid into the Social Security system while you worked
  2. Proving you are disabled and cannot do any type of work

If your medical condition is included on the Social Security Administration’s list of impairments, you will likely qualify for benefits. However, not all conditions are listed. If you cannot work, it is important to be able to demonstrate, and have a doctor confirm, the specific limitations of your condition that prevent you from working.

To learn more about SSDI eligibility, visit the Social Security Administration’s website, or contact our law firm. Our attorneys can discuss the details of your unique situation with you and let you know if we believe you may qualify for SSDI benefits.

Call Our Lawyers Today

Call 303-993-8882 or email us to discuss Social Security Disability eligibility with our Denver lawyers in a free consultation. The sooner we can begin protecting your rights and fighting for the benefits you are entitled to, the better.