DO I QUALIFY FOR DISABILITY?


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Direct Eligibility

You may be eligible for monthly Social Security Disability benefits if you are either of the following:

  • A disabled insured worker who has not reached full retirement age; or
  • A retired insured worker age 62 or over.

Eligibility as a Spouse

The spouse of a retired or disabled worker is entitled to benefits when he or she:

  • Is age 62 or over; or
  • Has in care a child who is either under age 16, or over age 16 and disabled, who is entitled to benefits on the worker’s Social Security record.

The divorced spouse of a retired or disabled worker is entitled to benefits if the spouse is at least 62 and was married to the worker for at least ten years;

The divorced spouse of a fully insured worker is eligible if he or she:

  • Has not yet filed a claim for benefits, if both claimant and ex-spouse are at least 62;
  • Was married for at least ten years; and
  • Has been finally divorced for at least two years in a row.

The surviving spouse (including a surviving divorced spouse) of a deceased insured worker is eligible if he or she is age 60 or older;

The disabled surviving spouse (including a surviving divorced spouse in some cases) of a deceased insured worker is eligible if he or she is age 50-59 and becomes disabled within the period specified;

The surviving spouse (including a surviving divorced spouse) of a deceased insured worker, regardless of age, is eligible if he or she is caring for an entitled child of the deceased who is either under age 16 or disabled before age 22; or


Eligibility as a Dependent

The dependent, who is an unmarried child of a wage earner who is retired, disabled, or a deceased insured worker, is entitled to benefits if he or she is:

  • Under age 18;
  • Under age 19 and a full-time elementary or secondary school student; or
  • Age 18 or older but under a disability which began before age 22.

Social Security Disability attorney

If you or someone you know has been denied disability benefits, call toll free (866) 433-4979 for a free consultation.

Parents Eligibility

The dependent parents of a deceased insured worker age 62 or over are eligible to receive benefits.
Austin personal injury law firm Bemis, Roach & Reed provides legal services to individuals throughout the State of Texas. Our Board Certified insurance attorneys also assist individuals and families nationwide with their Social Security Disability benefits claims. If you or someone you know has been denied disability benefits, call toll free (866) 433-4979 or contact us for a free personal consultation.

 
 
 
 
 

Bemis, Roach & Reed has helped clients who are disabled from a wide variety of medical conditions. If you are unable to work due to any of the following conditions and have been denied disability benefits, contact us. We would like to help.


 

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