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5 Questions You Need Answered Now About Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Erwin, McCane & Daly | Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Navigating the waters of SSDI claims can be rocky, so it helps to have some basic information ahead of time.

Here’s a Brief Q&A on SSDI:

When can I file for Social Security disability benefits?

  • You can file for SSDI benefits on the day that you become disabled if you believe that you will be out of work for one year or more.

Can I get Social Security disability benefits if I expect to get better and return to work?

  • You have to have been disabled for at least one year (or expect to be) as a result of your illness or injury.

I got hurt on the job, and I’m drawing worker's compensation benefits. Can I file a claim for Social Security disability benefits now, or should I wait until my worker's compensation ends?

  • You don’t have to wait until the worker's compensation ends (and you shouldn’t wait that long). You can file a claim for Social Security disability benefits while receiving worker's compensation benefits.

If I am approved for Social Security disability benefits, how much will I get?

  • For disability insurance benefits, it all depends upon how much you’ve worked and earned in the past.

I have several health problems, and it’s the combination that disables me. Can I get Social Security disability benefits?

  • Social Security is supposed to consider the combination of impairments that a person suffers from when determining disability.

The best way to handle your SSDI case is to call us at EMD Law as soon as you are injured or became ill on the job. We’re experts on all the up-to-date rules and regulations, and we’ll take action to get your case approved ASAP. Call us today and let’s get started.