Past Work is Relevant to SSD Benefits Claim
Job Stability Affects Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Insurance is a federally run program that provides assistance to Americans who are unable to work due to a permanent disability. The funds to pay the benefits come from the Social Security Tax which workers pay into throughout their working life. This tax is known more commonly to us as FICA, which stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act, the name of the act which implemented this tax. In order to be eligible for disability benefits, it is important to have stably worked and consistently paid into the system through your FICA tax.
Qualifications for SSD Benefits
There are two qualifying points for Social Security Disability benefits. The first is that you have a permanent disability which is defined as a disability that will prevent you from working 12 months or more. The second point is that you must have worked long enough, and recently enough, to have earned enough work credits.
Social Security work credits are based on your annual wages or income. You can earn up to four credits per year. The dollar amount needed per work credit changes each year. Our legal team will be able to help you determine how many work credits you have earned over your working history. The number of work credits needed to qualify depends upon the age of the person applying at the time he/she became disabled. Normally, the amount required is 40 credits and 20 of those must have been earned within the 10 years prior to becoming disabled.
It may seem confusing and we understand. For nearly two decades, we have been helping people for determine their qualifications for SSD and assisting them in the application process. We accept no fee unless we win the case. We would be happy to help you also, so call today.