On behalf of Castrodale Law, LLC posted in social security disability on Friday, July 20, 2018.
Suffering an injury or illness while at work can lead to a lengthy time away from the job. No one wants an extended absence from work for fear of losing their job or struggling to get back into a rhythm upon their return. If you are ever injured on the job in Columbus, you need to know how you can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
The first way to determine if you qualify for these benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) is to find out if you worked in a job that is covered by the agency. Once you determine if your job was covered, you need to find out if the injury you suffered is covered by the SSA and their definition of disability.
The next requirement for qualifying for benefits from the SSA is that you must miss at least one year of work due to your injury. You will need to be evaluated by a doctor who has to make a determination about your injury and how long it will actually cause you to miss time on the job.
Another requirement is that you must have earned enough credits from the SSA. Credits are earned based on how long you have been employed. An employee can earn only four credits per year based on their salary. For the most part, an injured worker needs 40 credits to receive the benefits, with 20 of them coming in the last 10 years.
Qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits does not have to be a struggle. If you know your injury is recognized by the SSA, you can begin to file your claim so you can receive the benefits you deserve while out of work.