You must be totally disabled. Other programs, such as Workers’ Comp or private insurance, may pay benefits for partial or short-term disability, but SSDI pays only for total disability.
Your disability must be caused by a medical condition that is expected to last at least a year or to result in death.
The disability must be severe. The Social Security Administration has a complex system for deciding which disabilities meet its definition of “severe.”
Because of your disability, you are no longer able to do the work you did before.
You are also not able to do any other kind of work. Social Security takes into account your disability, age, education, skills, and prior work experience in determining what kinds of work you can or cannot do.
You must have worked in jobs that were covered by Social Security. That work has to have been long enough and recent enough to qualify under the Social Security Administration’s eligibility formulas.
Terry Katz, Esq., the founding Member of the firm, handles all aspects of Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability cases.
From Our Clients
Hiring Terry Katz and associates to represent my interests in my Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability case proved to be a smart decision that yielded an extremely successful outcome.
Through the lengthy and intricate process I came to realize just how valuable having a team of highly skilled representation was, and that is just how to describe the law firm of Terry Katz and Associates “Highly skilled legal representation”. I’d like to thank the entire team who worked on both my cases all of whom were always professional, knowledgeable and extremely caring. Throughout my entire case all of my calls and emails were always returned in a timely manner. My questions always answered competently and professionally. I always understood the process and felt a confidence in the process that I would not have had if not for hiring Terry Katz and Associates.
Mostly I’d like to thank Ms. Langdale who worked tirelessly on both my workers compensation case and my social security disability case. Her representation and legal prowess in the court room was nothing short of impressive to witness. I will never forget how confidently represented and protected I felt during her opening remarks at my social security disability hearing.
During these difficult times I was truly grateful to have Ms. Langdale working so diligently and expertly for my interests.