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Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) is a payroll tax-funded, federal insurance program of the United States government. It is managed by the Social Security Administration and is designed to provide income supplements to people who are physically restricted in their ability to be employed because of a notable disability, usually a physical disability. SSD can be supplied on either a temporary or permanent basis, usually directly correlated to whether the person's disability is temporary or permanent.
A person qualifies for SSDI if:
they have a physical or mental condition that prevents them from engaging in any "substantial gainful activity" ("SGA"), and
the condition is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death
they are under the age of 65,
they have accumulated 20 social security credits in the last 10 years prior to the onset of disability (normally four credits per full or partial year, one additional credit is required for every year by which the worker's age exceeds 42).

Steven Skahn represents claimants seeking social security disability benefits. Individuals who have worked and contributed to the social security system in the past, but then become disabled from essentially any kind of employment, may be entitled to receive social security disability benefits. Numerous factors come into play in determining eligibility, including the extent of the person’s disability, the person’s age, the past jobs the individual has held, and when the disability arose in connection with when the person last worked. 

For individuals who are not eligible for disability benefits, because they have not had a substantial work history, or because their contributions to the social security system were at a point remote in time from when the disability arose, may be entitled to supplemental security income benefits. These benefits are substantially less than disability benefits.

Steven Skahn has successfully represented many clients in connection with their claims for disability or supplemental security income benefits.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) is a payroll tax-funded, federal insurance program. Social Security Disability Insurance is managed by the Social Security Administration and its purpose is to provide supplemental income to people who are physically limited in their ability to be employed because of a major disability. A qualifying disability is usually a physical disability. Social Security Disability Insurance can be provided either temporarily or permanently, depending upon whether the person's disability is temporary or permanent.

A person qualifies for Social Security Disability Insurance if:

  • They have a physical or mental condition that prevents them from engaging in any "substantial gainful activity" ("SGA")
  • The condition is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death
  • They are under the age of 65, 
  • They have accumulated 20 social security credits in the last 10 years prior to the onset of disability (normally four credits per full or partial year, one additional credit is required for every year by which the worker's age exceeds 42).

If you have a disability preventing you from working, contact Steven L. Skahn to assist you in getting the assistance to which you are entitled.