Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) is a benefits program available to persons with disabilities and certain members of their families. Disabilities can occur for a number of reasons – birth conditions, genetic conditions, medical problems, workplace accidents and personal injury accidents. Illinois social security disability attorney Robert Smoler is familiar with the wide range of accidents, injuries and medical conditions that are eligible for social security disability benefits and he can help you through the entire social security disability claims process – from application submission to the disability hearing – to help you obtain the social security disability benefits that you need and deserve.

Robert Smoler is also a skilled Chicago worker’s compensation and personal injury attorney and, if your disability was caused by a workplace accident or the negligence of a third party, he can help you pursue worker’s compensation and personal injury as well. If you suffer from a disability, you may be entitled to SSDI benefits. Contact Chicago social security disability attorney Robert Smoler at (800) 682-9330 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about SSDI benefits.

SSDI Eligibility Requirements

SSDI is available on a temporary or permanent basis, depending on the nature of the recipient’s medical condition. SSDI is not contingent on satisfying any financial requirements. Rather, in order to for a person to qualify for SSDI benefits, he or she must:

  • Must have a physical or mental medical condition that prevents him or her from engaging in “substantial gainful activity” and is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death. SSDI does not cover applicants with medical conditions that are partial or short-term disabilities expected to last less than one year.
  • Be under the age of 65.
  • Have earned enough “work credits” while employed. The number of work “credits” required to receive SSDI varies depending on the age of the applicant at the time the disabling medical condition was incurred. For more information, the calculation of work credits, visit here.

How Smoler Law Office Can Help

Chicago social security disability lawyer Robert Smoler has the skill and knowledge necessary to help you throughout the entire SSDI process. He will explain to you the SSDI eligibility requirements, as well as help you file your application and, if necessary, advocate on your behalf at the disability hearing. Contact Chicago SSDI Attorney Robert Smoler at (800) 682-9330 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about the eligibility requirements for social security disability benefits.