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Do You Need a Top Social Security Disability Lawyer in Lancaster PA When You Apply for SSD, SSDI, or File an SSD Appeal?
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Should you hire a top PA disability law firm for your Social Security Disability Income (referred to as SSD or SSDI) Benefits Claim?
When you need help with securing benefits from your Social Security Disability Claim (SSDI), our Social Security disability lawyers in Lancaster PA help you navigate the SSDI claims process so you get the full Social Security benefits to which you are entitled.
Social Security Disability (referred to ass SSDI or SSD) provides financial protection to working individuals who have become disabled and can no longer work. If you have been denied your Social Security Disability benefits, we encourage you to talk with our disability attorneys in Lancaster PA and Leola PA before filing your appeal. We may be able to help you secure the disability benefits you need.
In order to be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD), an individual must first have a disability. “Disability” under Social Security is based on your inability to work in any role to which you are suited. A disability must be severe enough that the individual will likely be unable to work for at least one year or the individual’s disability is expected to result in death
While it is common for individuals who have suffered from physical injuries (such as work-related injuries) to apply for SSD, individuals who suffer from mental disabilities are also eligible.
After an individual is found to have a disability, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will then determine whether an individual’s disability prevents him or her from working.
With regard to work, the SSA will attempt to determine whether or not an individual is engaged in a “substantial gainful activity.” For example, an individual who earned on average more than $1130 per month in the year 2016, would be considered to have been engaged in a substantial gainful activity; therefore, the individual would be ineligible for SSD. It is important to note that the SSA does not include unearned income in its determination. For example, if you own an apartment complex and collect rent from it, the rent you receive is unearned income and not considered substantial gainful activity.
Furthermore, an individual need not be out of work for a year in order to be eligible for SSD. An individual only has to prove that the disability will last for at least one year and prevent him or her from working during that time. For example, if an individual was hurt in month 1 and in month 3 it is determined that the individual will not be able to go back to work until at least month 13, that individual will be eligible to apply for benefits immediately. It does not matter that the individual has only been disabled for three months, what matters is how long the individual is expected to be disabled.
The second part of eligibility requires the individual to have worked and paid taxes. Instead of a safety net, SSD should be thought of as a security blanket. Money collected from the Social Security tax is meant to be drawn upon by those who have paid into the system. When an individual works and pays Social Security taxes, he or she receives “credits.” An individual can earn up to four credits per year. An individual’s age will determine how many credits he or she needs to be considered eligible. For example, in the year 2017, an individual between the ages of 31 and 42 needed to have earned 20 credits to be considered eligible.
Social Security is the largest Federal program to ever exist in the United States. The application and appeals process can feel overwhelming and difficult. Moreover, many SSD claims are denied at the initial level. At Rankin & Gregory, we understand that it is hard to deal with legal matters while accommodating your disability. We can help. Contact us today for a free Social Security case evaluation. Let us handle your SSD claim so that you focus on living your best life.
Call our Lancaster or Leola – Leacock area Social Security disability benefits attorneys at 717.656.5000
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