Income Requirements for Disability

Disability assistance from the Social Security Administration can help seriously debilitated Americans live fulfilling lives. The financial assistance the SSA makes available to people living with a disability can help them avoid financial hardship as a result of their condition. However, in order to receive disability, there are certain requirements that must be met.

One of these requirements is that your condition must be seriously debilitating, leaving you not just debilitated, but unable to work outright. If your disability seriously interferes with your ability to do “basic work-related activities,” depending to some extent on your line of work, you can be considered for disability. In some cases, the SSA might insist that you pursue alternative employment if you are still able to work to some extent.

In addition to this, however, you must have earned less than $1000 a month on average in the past year to qualify for disability. Anyone making more than this is considered sufficiently well-off to get by without help from the SSA. In some cases it is possible for people making more than this to still be considered for disability, but only an experienced social security lawyer can help you make a case.

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The compassionate Indianapolis social security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office are here to help you. We can assist you in putting together your application for disability, ensuring that the full extent of your disability is communicated to the SSA and helping you prepare the legal, financial, and medical information you need. To learn more and to speak to a lawyer, contact us today at (800) 520-3633.