SSDI Eligibility Lawyer
Albuquerque's Choice for Social Security Disability & Civil Representation
We provide experienced legal representation for workers seeking short-term and long-term disability benefits from Social Security, and offer help through each step of the process, from initial applications to hearings by the Federal Court. In addition, we also serve clients regarding personal injuries, wills, and offer expertise in civil litigation.
Crucial Insights into SSDI EligibilityUnderstanding the eligibility criteria for SSDI is the first step toward accessing these essential benefits. To qualify for SSDI benefits, individuals must meet specific requirements:
- Medically Documented Impairment: You must have a medically documented severe impairment that prevents you from engaging in substantial gainful activity.
- Expected Duration: This impairment is expected to last for at least one year or result in death.
- Work Credits: In addition to medical eligibility, SSDI also requires that you have earned sufficient work credits through your employment history. The number of work credits needed can vary depending on your age at the time of disability.