Social Security Disability Questions
Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Columbia, and Aiken, South Carolina
What is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program that provides benefits to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. SSDI is funded by payroll taxes.
For more information, please read our What is Social Security Disability page.
Who is eligible to receive SSDI benefits?
In order to be considered disabled and receive SSDI benefits, you must have a physical or mental impairment that is severe enough to prevent you from working for at least 12 months. In order to prove that you have a condition that qualifies as a disability, you must present medical records which include recent treatment.
Do I need an attorney to file my SSDI claim?
No, you do not need an attorney when filing for SSDI benefits. However, the SSDI claims process is highly complex, and you have a much better chance of receiving the benefits to which you are entitled if you work with an experienced SSDI attorney who can guide you through the process. The forms required are very complicated, and benefits are often denied even when a claim is legitimate.
The social security disability lawyers in SC at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates have extensive experience handling these claims, and we will make sure all of your paperwork and documentation is in order so that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled.
How long will my SSDI benefits last?
Your SSDI benefits will continue as long as you are unable to work due to your disability. Your case will be reviewed periodically to determine if there is a change in the status of your disability.
What medical conditions will qualify for SSDI benefits?
The Social Security Administration has created a manual of disorders which are classified was a disability, making you eligible for SSDI benefits. These conditions include:
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Special senses and speech disorders
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Skin disorders
- Respiratory system disorders
- Immune system disorders
- Digestive system disorders
- Endocrine system disorders
- Genito-urinary system disorders
- Hematological system disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Mental disorders
- Multiple body systems disorders
- Malignant neoplastic diseases
Please contact us today to schedule your free initial SSDI consultation. McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates serves clients in Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Columbia, South Carolina.
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