Qualifying For SSD Benefits

We Help The Disabled Receive Their Benefits

Stephenson Disability Services provides personalized assistance throughout the disability process. We take the time to answer every question you may have about qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits and help ease your fears.

We have offices in New Albany and Madison, but we represent individuals throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Have you already been denied? Our local approach allows you to have an in-depth meeting with an attorney before your hearing.

The SSA Knows How Long You've Worked. We'll Show How You No Longer Can.

As with any insurance policy, you pay premiums for your Social Security Disability Insurance by way of the payroll tax known as the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax. When you are fully insured under this policy, you and certain family members can be paid benefits.

To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must:

  • Have earned the sufficient amount of work credits. The Social Security Administration determines your work credits under a specific formula. If you do not have the necessary work credits, you may be able to qualify under the need-based Supplemental Security Income program.
  • Show that your condition meets the definition of a disability, significantly impairing your ability to work. We can help you show that you are no longer able to do the work that you used to do, and that you cannot adjust to new employment.
  • Show that your disability is long-term. To qualify, you must establish that your disability has or is expected to last a minimum of one year or is a fatal condition.

Medical evidence is vital. A comprehensive narrative about your condition and how it limits you can help strengthen your case. We utilize our in-depth experience working with Social Security to help you gather the necessary medical documentation and evidence to show the physical and mental impact of your disability.

Want To Discuss Your Case? We're Just A Phone Call Away.

Whether you are filing your initial claim or have already been denied, we can help you. Contact our law offices in New Albany and Madison at 812-748-8140 to discuss your case. You can also send us your information online.