Important things to know about Social Security Disability

Knowing about Social Security disability benefits is important because you never knows when you may need them due to an unexpected illness or disability. Understanding the basics of this insurance program can be a great way to get started.

There are key things you should know about Social Security disability benefits. One is how you can qualify  for such benefits. Essentially, you have to work a minimum length of time to do so; every $1,200 in annual wages earns you one credit, up to a maximum of four credits per calendar year.

People who are 62 years or older need at least 40 credits; 10 of those credits should have been earned within the 10-year period before they became disabled.

Also, it’s important to know that the Social Security Administration excludes short-term and partial disabilities from insurance coverage.

Our attorneys at the Hankey Law Office work with those who have Social Security disability cases in the Indianapolis area. Call a member of our legal team today at (317) 634-8565 to find out how we can help you.