Frequently Asked Questions
No, you don’t. You are qualified to file a disability claim if you have a condition that will prevent you from holding a full-time job for a minimum of 1 year or longer.
You must meet the following SSA requirements to be considered for disability:
You are no longer able to work at your previous occupation
You cannot adjust another occupation because of your medical condition(s)
Your medical condition(s) are expected to last for a minimum of 1 year
In most cases you are not eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits if you are working and making more than $1,220 (gross/pre-tax) per month. However, there are many exceptions to this rule so we recommend that you complete this free evaluation to see what you may qualify to receive.
The Social Security Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs are completely separate entities, and it is possible for you to receive benefits from both organizations at the same time. Please complete this free evaluation to determine your eligibility.
There is no required wait time, and waiting to file your claim could result in losing thousands in earned benefits. We recommend filing as soon as your medical condition has stopped you from being able to work a full-time job.
Yes, it is common to file both Social Security and worker’s compensation benefit claims around the same time. You are not required to wait for your worker’s compensation claim to be complete.
The amount you receive will be dependent on a variety of factors, including the amount you earned while you were employed. The national average for disability benefits is approximately $1200/month. We recommend you complete this free evaluation to determine an estimated monthly amount you would be entitled to receive.
Once your application is approved, you are eligible to receive up to 12 months of back pay for the months prior to your date of application.
If your initial claim is denied and you have not yet returned to work you should appeal the decision. In most cases this is done by filing a “request for reconsideration”. Having an expert team support you during this reconsideration process may be critical to the success of your appeal. Complete this free evaluation to see if you qualify for no upfront cost assistance.