Who Is Eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance?
A person who has worked for a certain length of time (which varies depending on the person’s age) and who has paid Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) taxes may file for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, if he or she becomes disabled. SSDI will also provide financial assistance for certain members of that person’s family.
Indianapolis SSDI attorney Charles D. Hankey is prepared to help with a variety of SSDI claims, including:
What Is Social Security Disability Insurance?
Social Security Disability Insurance is a federal program designed to help people who have worked and paid FICA taxes, but are unable to continue working due to disability. In this context, a disability is a physical or psychiatric problem that prevents a person from earning more than $900/month for at least twelve months.
If you qualify, you and/or your family members will receive monthly payments to help you cope with the financial burden of disability. The amount of the payments will depend on what you were earning at the time you become disabled.
Do I Need Legal Counsel?
While you are not legally required to hire an Indianapolis SSDI lawyer before applying for benefits, it is strongly recommended that you do so. Many people do not get the full payments they are entitled to, or are rejected from receiving social security benefits at all, because they do not know the ins and outs of this program as well as a professional attorney would.
The Indianapolis social security disability insurance lawyers of the Hankey Law Office have the knowledge and experience to help you and your family maintain some level of financial stability during this difficult time. Contact our offices at (317) 634-8565 today.