When is a Person Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

This program was designed for individuals who have worked long enough, usually 10 years or more, and have earned enough credits to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance.

Besides earning enough credits, to be considered disabled, individuals must also have an impairment or a combination of impairments, either physical or mental in nature, which keeps them from working. In addition, the disabled person's impairment(s) must be considered chronic in nature, thus it must have lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 consecutive months.

What Does "Disability" Mean?

When it comes to Social Security disability benefits, in order for an individual to be considered "disabled", the Social Security Administration analyzes your claim using what is called the Five Step Sequential Evaluation Process. The sequential evaluation process is series of five “steps” that Social Security follows in a set order to decide a claim. If it can find that you are disabled at a step, Social Security makes its decision and it does not move to the next step. If Social Security cannot find that you are disabled at a step, then it moves on to the next step until you are found either disabled or not at the last step. The five step process is very complicated and confusing hence the need for an experienced Social Security Advocate who is familiar with the rules and regulations.

Social Security Disability Advocates in Glendale:

At Disability Claim Advocates, Inc., our mission is to provide the highest level of professional representation possible in order to assure that our clients are ultimately awarded their Social Security disability benefits.

If you are thinking about applying or before you appeal your case, you may want to consult with one of our experienced Social Security Disability advocates. We have decades of combined experience in representing clients before the Social Security Administration. Representing countless number of cases has allowed our firm to understand what is required to ultimately win. The odds are already stacked against you when you apply, so why not better your chances of winning by hiring our firm before starting your disability claim. In the instance that you have already applied and been denied, it is still not too late to hire a Social Security Disability Advocate in Glendale who will work tirelessly in representing your claim. Remember, we don't get paid until you win. Go ahead, give us a call or fill out the form for your free consultation. Let us help you get the benefits you deserve.

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