Social Security Disability FAQ
Idaho Social Security Disability Attorney
Are you considering filing for Social Security disability (SSD) but are
unsure where to start? Perhaps you have already applied but are not sure
how to follow up on your application or appeal a denial. Bublitz Law,
P.C. has represented clients in Social Security disability cases for many
years and has the knowledge and experience to help. Speak with an Idaho
Social Security disability lawyer from our firm today to get answers and
to move forward with your disability matter. We can help ensure that you
receive the benefits that you deserve.
Am I eligible for disability benefits?
There is no age minimum to receive disability but you must meet certain
income and work requirements. You must have paid into the Social Security
program for a certain amount of time and have earned a certain number
of credits according to your age. People under 24 years old must have
6 credits earned within a 3-year period. People ages 24 - 31 must have
credit for working half the time between age 21 and the time the individual
became disabled. People age 31 and up must follow a detailed chart that
shows how the number of credits starts at 20 and increases with every
2 years of age.
Can I start work again and still receive disability?
There are some cases in which, after an individual has been receiving
disability, he or she may undergo a trial work period where they return
to work while still receiving disability. This allows them to test their
ability to work for up to nine months without losing their disability
benefits. After the trial period is up, the individual can continue working
and stop receiving SSD benefits or they can stop working and continue
How much Social Security disability will I receive?
The amount of Social Security disability paid to each person varies depending
on their individual needs. Social Security disability benefits are based
on your average lifetime earnings that are insured under Social Security.
The amount also depends on whether or not the individual is also receiving
compensation through workers' compensation, public disability benefits,
a pension that isn't insured by Social Security, and other such factors.
An Idaho Social Security disability lawyer can help you determine whether
or not you have been offered the benefits that you deserve.
How long will I receive Social Security disability?
Social Security benefits are paid as long as a person's medical condition
continues and they are unable to work. If your medical condition improves,
you may need to be reevaluated to determine whether or not you still qualify
for Social Security benefits. You also cannot return to work and still
receive disability unless you are attempting an approved trial work period.
In other words, you will continue to receive SSD indefinitely until your
circumstances change, if they ever do.
What is the waiting period to receive SSD benefits?
Applicants are required to wait for an approval or denial for three to
five months. This allows Social Security to ensure that your condition
is permanent and is not likely to improve, establishing your eligibility
for disability. If you believe that you are not receiving a response in
a timely manner, Bublitz Law, P.C. can help you take action to get your
What kinds of disability are there?
Social Security only pays permanent disability benefits. Your injury must
prevent you from working and must be expected to last for at least 12
months or to result in death in order to be considered eligible for Social
Contact a Social Security Disability Lawyer in Idaho
Bublitz Law, P.C. is prepared to provide the answers that you're looking
for and to obtain the results that you need. We understand your rights
in a Social Security disability case and can fight for an approval on
your behalf or work to reverse an application that has already been denied.
Contact us today to take part in a free initial consultation and learn exactly what
we can do for you.