Do You Qualify For SSDI Benefits?

To be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you must have a physical disability, mental disability or a combination of the two, that is expected to significantly impair your ability to work for at least 12 months or which may cause death.

The term disability is a broad term that refers to any physical impairment, mental impairment, brain impairment, injury, disease or other medical condition that impairs your ability to work. Visit our section on physical impairment or mental impairment to learn about specific conditions that may qualify you for benefits.

Work History

To be eligible for SSDI benefits, you must have worked and paid into the Social Security system. If your work history is not sufficient to qualify for SSDI benefits, you may still be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

Unable To Work

Even if you are unable to return to your previous occupation, you are not eligible for SSDI benefits unless you are unable to transition to a new occupation. The limitations of your disability will be taken into consideration along with your education, work history, age and other factors to determine if you are able to work. Please note, however, that the Social Security Administration does assume that as claimants get older, it may be more difficult to transition to a new occupation. Therefore, claimants who are 50, 55 or older may benefit from such assumptions.

We Can Help

Dale Buchanan & Associates is an established and respected Social Security Disability firm with a proven record of results in SSDI claims and appeals. Our attorneys have helped thousands of clients obtain Social Security Disability benefits.

If retained to handle your case, we will take the time to understand how your physical and/or mental conditions impact your ability to work. We will gather medical records, help you prepare for any necessary hearings and work hard to build a compelling case for the benefits you deserve.

Free Consultations For Clients Nationwide

We now have offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Jackson and Manchester, Tennessee. We also maintain an office in Florence, Alabama, and a satellite office in Rome, Georgia. We serve clients throughout the United States.

We charge no fees in disability cases unless we recover benefits for you. To schedule your free consultation with a Social Security Disability lawyer at our firm, call 800-945-4950 or contact us by email.