A Lewisville Disability Lawyer Explains Who Is Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits
The Social Security program was created by the government to provide financial assistance to individuals suffering from a disabling injury or impairment that is expected to last for at least 12 months or to result in death. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is tasked with evaluating all applications for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits and making a determination. In order to qualify for benefits applicants must:
- Be a citizen of the United States of America.
- Have very little income and/or financial resources.
- Have previously held employment in which a portion of their pay was contributed to the Social Security program.
- Be unable to perform “substantial gainful activity”.
If you are unsure as to whether you qualify for SSD benefits, contact our Lewisville disability lawyer to discuss your case.
What if I Am Not A U.S. Citizen?
In some limited cases, the SSA may award SSD benefits to non U.S. citizens. Generally, in order to receive benefits the non-citizen must be a permanent resident who has lived in the United States for the number of years required by the SSA. SSD benefits may also be granted to non-citizens who have served or are currently serving as members of the U.S. military. If you are a non-citizen and considering applying for SSD benefits, contact our Lewisville disability lawyer for more information.
Proving You Are Disabled
One of the biggest challenges that many SSD applicants face is proving that they are disabled. It is not enough to simply state on your application that suffer from a disability. You must also provide sufficient documentation proving your disability. Failure to sufficiently prove disability status is one of the leading reasons why many initial applications for SSD benefits are denied. If you are applying for disability benefits, you would be well advised retain a Lewisville disability lawyer that can review your application and can help you gather the evidence that you will need to support your disability claim.
Our Lewisville Disability Lawyer Can Help
The SSA has a strict set of requirements that they follow when making a decision regarding Social Security disability claims. It is important that you take the time to ensure that your application meets all of the requirements. Our Lewisville disability attorney can assist you with preparing your application and will ensure that it meets the requirements provided by the SSA.
Contact Our Lewisville Disability Lawyer
If you are considering applying for Social Security disability benefits, or if you have previously applied and been denied, contact The Casaubon Firm L.L.P. at (972) 221-4541 to discuss your case with our Lewisville disability attorney.