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Our Cuyahoga Disability Attorney Discusses Whether You Qualify for Social Security Benefits

Posted on August 10, 2015

Disability Lawyers in Ohio

Many people believe that you only receive Social Security benefits after reaching the age of 65. However, you can receive Social Security benefits earlier, depending on your circumstances and if you are disabled or blind. Discuss your options with a seasoned Cuyahoga disability attorney from the John Paul Oreh Law Office.

Do I Qualify?

There are several qualifications that you must meet before you are considered for Social Security disability benefits. Depending on the type of disability benefit you wish to qualify for, the specific requirements must be met or you will be denied. You may seek to file a claim for disability benefits from two different Social Security programs:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – program based on your work history.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – Unlike SSDI, SSI is strictly based on financial need rather than your work history. In order to be considered for, and maintain, SSI benefits, you must have limited income and resources as defined by the Social Security Administration.

Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Before beginning your application process, a Cuyahoga disability attorney finds four important questions, discussed in depth in the following video, which will help your decision in whether you should pursue a social security disability claim for benefits:

  • Are you currently employed?
  • Do you have a severe medical impairment that would prevent you from obtaining or retaining gainful employment?
  • Will your medical impairment last at least 12 months or result in death?
  • Are you able to work?  If so, does your medical impairment fall under an exception that would still qualify you for disability benefits?

Our Cuyahoga Disability Attorney Can Help

Deciding to file a disability claim is always the first step, but the application process can be tedious. Seek sound legal advice from an experienced Cuyahoga disability attorney who has built a wealth of knowledge to efficiently navigate the Social Security disability laws to help you with your request for Social Security disability benefits. Contact a skilled Cuyahoga disability attorney with John Paul Oreh Law Office at (216) 896-0935.


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