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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

South Carolina Social Security Disability Insurance Lawyers: SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a wage replacement income for individuals who have worked and paid Federal Insurance Contributions Act taxes. This United States payroll tax was imposed by the federal government on both employees and employers to fund Social Security and Medicare. Social Security Disability Insurance provides various benefits to family members when the primary wage earner in the family becomes disabled and can no longer provide the same source of income or dies.

Disabled workers, widows, widowers, and children or adults disabled since childhood are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.

Qualifications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

If you are under the age of 65, to receive SSDI your disability or health condition must prevent you from working. Eligibility to receive SSDI requires that you or a family member is fully insured under the Social Security program.

To be fully insured you must have earned at least one quarter of coverage for each calendar year after you turned 21 from working in jobs covered by Social Security. The minimum number of quarter of coverage to be fully insured is 6 and the maximum number is 40. You must also have a medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition of a disability and have a disability that is expected to last at least one year or result in death.

If you or a family member has paid the required amount of FICA taxes and a doctor has agreed you cannot continue working than you are probably eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Contact the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free consultation, and our social Security Disability lawyers will help with determine your eligibility.

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