Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): The Basics
For many people who are disabled, having enough income to get by is a genuine concern. Jobs that are just fine for people without any health concerns can essentially be impossible for someone with a disability. That means going to work and drawing a paycheck simply isn’t viable. As a result, people with disabilities need to find a reliable source of income to help them get by.
For many people, that means applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, better known to many as SSDI. The process to apply and be approved for benefits can be a difficult one, however, and having an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer on your side can make a big difference as to the outcome of your application. Attorney Ralph W. Ellis has been helping Atlanta-area clients with these issues for years, and he can work with you on your case, too.
Am I Eligible To Receive SSDI Benefits?
If you have a past history of work, and thus of paying into Social Security, and your disability is expected to last for at least a year or for the rest of your life, then you may be eligible for benefits. You will need to document your work history, your medical condition(s) and your income for the SSA, the Social Security Administration.
Because the process can be complicated, and because not everyone is approved, it is often in your best interests to be represented by a lawyer. Working with Mr. Ellis — a former practice group leader for the attorney general for the state of Georgia — throughout the process, including any appeals that may be necessary, may boost your chances of success.