Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal insurance program that provides benefits to working-age people who become disabled or unable to work.
Generally, a person who has paid into Social Security for five to ten years may be eligible for SSDI.
The formula for determining SSDI is complex. It is based on:
- Work credits;
- The number of years you paid into Social Security, and other factors.
Help with your SSDI Claim
You can file for Social Security Disability Insurance online, or at a Social Security office.
You will need to provide a lot of information about your disability diagnosis, medical care, and your employment history. The Social Security Administration will review your claim for SSDI benefits, and decide if you qualify as disabled, and what benefits you have earned.
The first SSDI claim is denied about 85% of the time.
It is your right to file an appeal.
Do not try to navigate the bureaucracy on your own. Get help, and get your rightful Social Security benefits.
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Help with your SSDI Appeal
If your SSDI claim has been denied, you can file an appeal.
There are very specific criteria for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Disabled people can be denied the benefits they have earned just because of a simple flaw in the application.
When the initial SSDI application is denied, you have a very limited amount of time to file an appeal, called a Request for Reconsideration.
The paperwork and relevant proof of disability are usually due within 60 days.
If your appeal is denied, you may be able to ask for an in-person hearing with a judge.
Talk to an experienced attorney who knows the appeals process— and has a long record of helping disabled people maximize their SSDI benefits.
For more than 30 years, attorney Marcia L. Alvey has helped Oregon residents with the SSDI application and appeals process.
She has helped thousands secure their monthly income and lump-sum payments for their disabilities.
The legal team at Alvey Law Group understands the medical and vocational guidelines set by the Social Security Administration.
We may be able to help you:
- Organize your claim;
- Appeal a denied claim;
- File for a disability if you are over the age of 50;
- File for Supplemental Security Income.
Questions? Get a free consultation—and see if Alvey Law Group can help you.