Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefits In Washington State

No one chooses to have a disability. But it happens, and when it does it can throw your entire life off balance, especially if you are no longer able to work as a result. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has created a financial safety net for this very reason. Throughout your working life, you may have noticed a Social Security tax on your paycheck. That deduction goes toward funding Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). If you are no longer able do the work you used to due to an illness or medical condition, you are entitled to SSDI if you meet certain eligibility requirements.

If you have been a part of the American workforce and suddenly found yourself in need of SSDI benefits, call a lawyer at the Law Office of Maggie R. Schott, PLLC, today at 509-209-9668. We can help you collect all the information you need to file your SSDI application, and will help you through every step of the process. We also handle Supplemental Security Income (SSI) matters for clients in the Greater Spokane, Washington, area.

SSDI Qualifications

In order to receive SSDI payments, you must meet certain qualifications outlined by the SSA. To be considered, you must first have worked in jobs in which you contributed to Social Security through earned wages. Second, you must be suffering from a medical condition that causes you to be disabled according to the SSA's definition. The condition must be a long-term disability or permanent disability that is considered to be total in nature, not partial.

Workers receive "work credits" that are based on total yearly wages or income derived from self-employment. Up to four "credits" are earned each year, and the amount of credits needed to qualify for SSDI benefits changes.

Contact Our Firm To Learn More

Even if you don't have all of your documents readily available, you should still file as soon as possible. Call an attorney at the Law Office of Maggie R. Schott, PLLC, today at 509-209-9668 or contact us online to learn more about your eligibility for SSDI. We will gladly help you organize your documents and get you set up with everything you need to file for SSDI benefits. We'll even help you file and can work with the appeal process if your application is denied.