There are two types of Social Security disability programs. The first is Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for a person who is disabled but has not worked enough to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The second type is Social Security Disability (SSD), for those who are disabled and have worked and put enough money into the Social Security system to qualify. To be eligible for SSD, you must have worked for five years within the 10-year period before you were disabled. You have to be disabled under the SSD definition of disability, meaning your disability must be in effect for at least a year and prevent you from performing not only your regular work but also any work for which you might be suitable, considering your age, education, and former work background.
Buckley, Mendleson, Criscione and Quinn can help you get what you deserve in the Social Security disability system and ensure that your rights are protected. One of BMCQ’s partners, Ira Mendleson, has 30 years of experience handling Social Security cases and limits his practice to the field of Social Security Disability. Ira and his team are ready to help you get the benefits you have earned.