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Help With Social Security Disability Benefits

A disability can dramatically impact your ability to work. Whether you are facing a short-term disability or a long-term disability, it can be difficult to find sustainable work and make a living. Fortunately, the federal government has recognized this challenge and offers several forms of financial support through the Social Security Administration. If you are prevented from earning a sustainable income because of a disability, Mastri Law LLC is the firm to call.

Many people believe that disability benefits are immediately available and easy to obtain, but this is almost never the case. Applying for disability benefits can be a slow and frustrating process, which is why it’s in your interest to work with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the application process. At Mastri Law LLC, we guide you through the confusing Social Security Disability process so that you can obtain benefits as quickly as possible.

How To Qualify For Benefits

The first step in applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is to demonstrate eligibility in two ways:

  • You worked for a certain amount of time during the years before you became disabled. There is a detailed formula for how much time you worked before becoming disabled. It also matters how recently you completed that work experience. SSDI relies on payroll tax deductions, which is why it is important to show that you paid into the system as part of the workforce.
  • Your disability meets the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of disability. According to the SSA, you qualify for SSDI only if: (1) you cannot do the work you did before you became disabled, (2) you cannot perform another job in your current medical condition and (3) your doctor expects that your injury will last for at least one year or result in death.

Even after you are approved for disability benefits, you can expect a lag between the onset of the disability and the start of Social Security benefits. For information on the intricacies of these policies, contact us for a free consultation.

Contact Us Today For Help With SSDI

A lawyer familiar with the Social Security claims process can be invaluable to you as you file for disability benefits. Let us explain the claims process and help you secure your benefits. To schedule a free initial consultation, just call 570-343-1111 or send us an email. Our office is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the historic Scranton Life Building.