Many people do not understand how the Social Security Disability program works and some even think it is a type of welfare and are reluctant to apply for it. In fact, this program is funded by you and your employers throughout your work history. A portion of your pay is directed to this program as insurance should you ever need it if you become disabled and cannot work. It is a form of insurance that you have paid into throughout your working life. It provides benefits not only to disabled adults, but also to disabled children, dependents and widowers.
If you find yourself in a position now where you are unable to work, you may be entitled to receive monthly Social Security disability (SSD) insurance benefits. At the Malaise Law Firm, we are experienced Social Security benefits attorneys who represent clients throughout Texas that are seeking Social Security disability benefits.
Do you Qualify for Social Security Disability?
There are complex criteria for qualifying for Social Security benefits, especially for the different benefits afforded not only to disabled workers, but to dependents and widows/widowers. Generally, for a disabled adult the person must be able to show that they have a listed impairment (see below) and that they have a disability that prevents them from doing any work they have done within the last 15 years, or any other type of existing job that is easily obtained. A listed impairment includes:
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Sense and speech impairments
- Respiratory disorders
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Digestive disorders
- Hematological (blood) disorders
- Skin disorders
- Endocrine disorders
- Multiple body system disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Mental illness
- Malignant neoplasms (cancer)
- Immune system disorders
With the expertise from the Malaise Law Firm, we can ensure that your claim for benefits is correctly filled out and submitted as required. This will avoid unnecessary delays and increase the chances of your claim being approved. Even if you have already been denied, our experienced Social Security benefits lawyers can assist you with the appeal process. We have extensive knowledge in this area and have helped numerous clients with their benefit claims. Call us today to find out how we can help you.
Contact the Malaise Law Firm, to find out if you qualify for Social Security Disability and how we can help you get approved.