Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Columbia, and Aiken, SC
Most people want to work and hope that when they retire, they will be able to draw upon Social Security since they’ve been paying into it their entire working lives. But what happens when you become sick or injured and cannot work to provide for yourself and your family? Most people will find that there are disability benefits they are still entitled to that can help them. For those who cannot work, and qualify, the government allows them to receive Social Security Disability benefits. To qualify for Social Security Disability, you must:
- Have an injury or illness that will last a year, or has lasted a year, and will result in death
- Be younger than 65 years of age
- Not be able to work because of this condition
- Be unable to maintain the same kind of work performed prior to your injury or illness, and will be unable to perform any type of substantial employment
Social Security Disability Insurance
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a government resource of funds made available to workers who have suffered serious injury or illness and are unable to perform their job duties because of the long-term nature of their problem. Qualifying for SSDI is complex and your application may be denied. Because of this, having an experienced SSDI attorney to help you with your claim is a good idea.
The South Carolina SSDI attorneys at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates understand the difficulties of trying to get these important benefits, and will help you cut through the red tape and fill out all the paperwork so you can qualify quickly.
We work hard to make sure the money you’ve paid into the system at the federal level in the form of taxes can be available to you if you become disabled. Because you must meet the government’s qualifications for “disabled,” we will review all pertinent information with you prior to filing an application for SSDI.
If you need information on applying for SSDI and are in the Aiken, Camden, Columbia, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, or Sumter, South Carolina area, please contact the experienced Social Security Disability attorneys at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A. today.