When you are injured in Wisconsin, you may worry that your family will have no income if you are unable to return to work. We at the Lein Law Offices know it is important for you to understand if you are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.
In order to receive disability benefits, you usually need to meet certain criteria. According to the Social Security Administration, having an injury is usually not enough to receive benefits. Instead, you typically need to meet the SSA's definition of disabled. This means that you might be unable to perform your job and will be disabled for one year or more. Additionally, the SSA uses a credit system to determine if you are eligible for benefits. The amount of money you make each year determines how many credits you receive. Most of the time, you need 40 credits to qualify for disability benefits.
The SSA usually takes several factors into consideration to determine if you are eligible for disability benefits. One of these is the severity of your condition. If you are not able to perform your job and cannot do a different kind of work, you may be eligible for these benefits. Additionally, the SSA generally keeps a list of qualifying conditions. When a condition is not on this list, the SSA usually needs to consider how severe the condition and how it might affect your life.
You may expect to receive disability benefits immediately after your injury. However, you may find that your claim is denied the first time you file for these benefits. It is important to make sure you have all of the evidence you need to demonstrate that you qualify. More information about this subject can be found on our webpage.