Frequently Asked Questions
We welcome questions about Social Security Disability insurance and personal injury. Please email us with your question, and we will do our best to provide a response.
For your reference, we also answer some frequently asked questions about cases on our website. Please keep in mind that these responses may not apply to your case. Only an attorney can provide advice specific to your unique circumstance.
- Who is eligible for SSDI benefits?
- What will I need to apply for SSDI benefits?
- What is the earliest age I can apply for benefits?
- Will I lose benefits when I return to work?
- Where can I find additional information on Social Security Disability benefits?
Simply put, to be eligible for benefits, a person must be unable to do substantial gainful work because of a physical or mental impairment which is expected to last 12 months or more. There are many other complexities to SSDI claims, but that is the basic premise.
Some of the basic items you will need include—
While there is no minimum age, there are guidelines set forth by Social Security that you must meet in order to qualify. You can earn up to a maximum of four work credits per year. The amount of earnings required for a credit increases each year as general wage levels rise.
Not necessarily. In some cases, claimants can continue to receive benefits after they return to work.
- National Association of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
- Social Security Administration