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What is SSDI?

What Is SSDI?

Insight from Seasoned Kansas City SSDI Lawyers

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program funded through common payroll taxes that provides disability benefits to injured employees. Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are only awarded for total disability and are rarely awarded to workers who are partially disabled or who have a short-term disability.

SSDI applicants are faced with a complex and time-consuming process.

For help with any stage of your application, call our Kansas City SSDI attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. at (816) 298-8708.

With a proven history of claims success, the firm is a trustworthy guide. More than that, we are dedicated to fighting on your behalf!

How Do I Qualify for SSDI?

Your employment status, how much you earn per month, and the severity of your disability will all be considered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in determining whether you or not you qualify. Additionally, the SSA maintains an extensive list of medical conditions that are so severe that an injured and disabled worker is automatically considered disabled.

Other requirements for SSDI benefits include the following:

  • Workers must be under the age of 65
  • Workers must have proper numbers of work credits
  • 20 of those work credits must have been earned in the past decade

The Social Security Administration does make some exceptions for younger adults including those who are injured before the age of 24 (they need 6 credits) and those who are injured between the ages of 24-31 (they need 12 credits).

What if My Condition Isn’t on the List?

If your medical condition or disability is not listed, an experienced SSDI lawyer at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you build a case connecting the severity of your medical condition with those on the list.

The SSA uses a computer screening process to identify cases for expedited approval. Although an expedited approval is not automatically granted, individuals whose conditions are on the SSA's compassionate allowance list are more likely to be approved. With the assistance of a Kansas City SSDI attorney, your disability claim can be optimized and filed properly so that there is no unnecessary delay.

Do I Really Need an SSDI Lawyer in Missouri?

According to the Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, nearly 31% or 745,000 SSDI applications were denied for technical reasons in 2010, the latest year for which data is available. Whether your application is denied for medical reasons or technical reasons, our Missouri Social Security Disability Insurance lawyers have the knowledge and tenacity to stick with your SSDI claim from the beginning to the end.

We know that disabled workers are dealing with a whole host of physical, financial, medical and emotional challenges after becoming disabled. In every case, our objective is to figure out your best case scenario and then use the full range of our firm’s legal resources to get you an outcome that is just.

If you are interested in discussing a potential SSDI claim
call our firm at (816) 298-8708 for a free consultation.

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Choosing Our Team

Many people that have been injured in car accidents are unsure of where to start with a legal claim. Our team of highly trained lawyers can help to review the details of your crash and guide you through the process. Below, learn more about the attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C., their results, and contingency fees.

Contacting Our Kansas City Law Firm for a Free Consultation

Peterson & Associates, P.C. provides free consultations when you call or contact us online. Our law office is located in Kansas City, Missouri at:

Missouri’s Country Club Plaza 801 W. 47th Street, Suite 107, Kansas City MO 64112.

We do not charge our personal injury clients a fee unless their case is won, so there is no fee unless we win your case. Get in touch with us today as the first step in your pursuit of justice!

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