If you are disabled and will not be able to work at any job for at least 12 months, it makes sense to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) insurance benefits as soon as possible. Social Security Disability benefits are awarded retroactively to the date of application, not to the date of acquiring the disability.
The attorneys of Moffett Law Firm, P.L.L.C., help disabled people obtain the disability benefits they are entitled to receive.
Please contact us whether you are applying for SSDI benefits or if your initial application has been denied. We will help you through the complex process of obtaining disability benefits.
We Understand the System
It is easier to obtain Social Security Disability benefits if you have a disability that is included in the Social Security Administration’s listing of impairments. If you do not have a listed impairment, your case will be determined by an assessment of your age, your work experience, and your specific disability or disabilities.
Answers to the following questions are crucial:
- Do you have a disability, as defined by the Social Security Administration?
- Does your disability keep you from doing the work you have done in the past?
- Is your condition likely to last at least 12 months?
- Given your age and work history, what work can you do: sedentary work, light work or no work at all?
- Given your limitations, are there jobs in the national economy that you can perform?
Our lawyers have successfully appealed rejected claims all the way to the federal court system — something a non-attorney cannot do.
Disability vs. Early Retirement
If you are considering taking early retirement, it makes sense to discuss your options with a Social Security Disability attorney. Medicare coverage does not begin for retired people until age 66, while SSD benefits may include immediate coverage by Medicare.