What does Social Security Disability Insurance cover?


Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a complex set of policies established by the federal government to determine who is eligible for disability benefits. Due to the complexity of these regulations and statutes it is usually advisable to seek advice from an experienced social security disability lawyer. The attorneys at Popowski, Callas & Shirley, P.A. have handled social security disability cases for over 20 years and we welcome the opportunity to discuss how these benefits may be available to you.


As the largest Federal program that administers benefits to individuals with disabilities, SSDI can only be awarded if specific criteria are met or if you can prove that your health conditions prevents you from doing any kind of work on a regular and sustained basis. In determining eligibility, the Social Security Administration reviews your past work to determine if you have worked in jobs where social security taxes were taken out and also if your health conditions either meet a specific listing of disability or prevent you from working on a regular basis. Thirdly, you must have medical evidence showing that your disabling condition will prevent you from working for at least a year in order to collect benefits.


According to the Social Security government website (www.ssa.gov), compensation will only be granted if the condition qualifies as total disability. Under the SSDI program individuals cannot receive partial or short-term disability benefits.


We would be happy to meet with you to determine if you meet the standards established by the Social Security Administration. If so, we will gather the necessary medical evidence to establish your disability and do everything possible to ensure that you get the compensation you are entitled to under the law. Typically, we will consult with your healthcare providers to obtain the necessary medical evidence used by the Social Security Administration to formulate its decision.


Since the law in this area is constantly changing and evolving, the attorneys at Popowski, Callas & Shirley, P.A. are ready to provide you with up to date information that can directly impact your eligibility for benefits. If you would like to discuss your case further, please contact us today for a free initial consultation!


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