Social Security Disability Lawyers Aggressively Pursuing Benefits For Clients in Tampa
Who is Eligible For Disability Benefits?
There are different eligibility requirements for each type of disability benefits. To qualify for SSD, you must have paid in enough to the SSA through payroll taxes to be considered an insured individual. You must also meet the SSA’s definition of disabled. To meet this definition, you must show:
- You suffer from a mental or physical condition that has lasted for at least 12 months or is expected to result in death or last for over 12 months.
- You cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity as a result of your disabling condition.
If you meet these conditions, you may qualify for SSD benefits. You have to meet the SSA’s definition of disabled in order to qualify for the SSI program, too. But in addition, you must show that you have limited financial resources and income to qualify. This is because the SSI program only provides benefits to low income individuals, so if your income or financial resources are over a certain limit, you will not qualify for this program.