My clients are frequently surprised to learn that they do not need to be out of work for a year before they can file for Social Security Disability (“SSD”) benefits. In fact, you can file for SSD benefits the day after you stop working because SSD benefits can be awarded if your medical condition is found capable of preventing you from working for at least 12 months.
I represent a 44 year old truck driver who had to stop working because of his injuries in September 2009. I filed his application the following month, and while it was initially denied in February, it was approved yesterday week through the on-the-record process. Because the SSA believed that the claimant’s condition would be disabling for at least a year, he was found eligible to receive SSD benefits as of March 2010, which is after the expiration of the full five month waiting requirement.
The claimant should start receiving his monthly SSD benefits shortly, which is well within a year of the date that he stopped working. The result is that the claimant can start to pay for his needs sooner than expected, and it also minimizes his legal fees.Previous Next
DISCLAIMER This website provides general information on disability law topics as a public service. Information is intended to be as accurate and current as possible, but should not be relied on as legal advice. No attorney/client relationship is created by viewing or using the content on this website. Each legal problem is different, and past performance does not guarantee future results. You should not act on any of the information contained in this site without first consulting legal counsel, which is why readers are advised to seek experienced legal representation in connection with disability related issues. Our Internet links are not associated with us, and we do not guarantee the accuracy of, any information contained in any link. Past performance doesn’t guarantee future results.
Copyright © 2023, Law Offices of Jeffrey Delott
Site Powered By: WebDesignYou