Colorado Social Security Disability FAQ

Jul 01 2018

It can be difficult to know where to turn when you have questions about Social Security Disability benefits. At Alverson + O’Brien, we can give you advice and guidance based on many years of experience helping people just like you. Following are some of the most frequently asked questions about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in Colorado:

What are the Age Restrictions for Social Security Disability Benefits?

An individual at any age can become disabled and can no longer work. Therefore, anyone can qualify, as long as he or she is unable to work. It is important to know that different standards apply to disabled people over age 50 and 55, which can make it easier to prove disability.

How Long Can I Receive Benefits?

Upon being approved for Social Security Disability benefits, you can receive compensation until you reach full retirement age. However, if your medical condition changes and you become able to work, you will no longer be eligible for benefits.

Can I Have Other Sources of Income?

Yes, you can have other sources of income and still qualify for SSDI benefits. However, there are limits to the amount of income you may receive to remain eligible. Contact us or visit the Social Security Administration’s website at for specific information.

How Long Does it Take to Start Receiving SSDI Benefits?

The SSDI application process typically takes at least six months, and it can take a year or longer to begin receiving benefits. The speed of the process will depend on the unique circumstances of each case. If SSDI hearings are required, it will take longer to start receiving payments.

What is the Cost of Hiring a Social Security Disability Attorney?

At Alverson + O’Brien, we do not charge anything for SSDI consultations. Additionally, you never have to pay fees out of pocket. The contingency fee arrangement provides that we only get paid if we are successful in getting you the benefits you deserve.

Contact Alverson + O’Brien Today

Our lawyers will provide you with experienced guidance and answers to your Colorado Social Security Disability FAQs. Call 303-993-8882 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation.