If an individual has been seriously injured and is no longer able to work due to his or her disabilities, he or she may be eligible to receive disability benefits offered through the Social Security Administration (SSA). As long as you have worked for at least 10 years, you have paid Social Security taxes during the time you were working, and you meet the SSA's standard definition of disability, you will may be granted access to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. This means you and your family will be able to receive tax money set aside specifically for the purpose of aiding those American workers who have become disabled before reaching retirement age. The exact amount of your SSDI benefits will be determined based on how long you worked prior to your disability, how much you made, and how much was paid into Social Security. You may also be eligible to receive disability "back pay" or benefits retroactive to the date your application was filed, and in some cases even earlier.
Once it has been verified that you are eligible to receive SSDI benefits, a knowledgeable Phoenix Social Security disability attorney from our firm may be able to help you determine whether or not you are eligible for other disability programs including Medicare, Arizona's state-run healthcare/Medicaid program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and more. Our firm is fully committed to each of our clients. We care about your well-being and we are dedicated to providing you with the legal assistance and guidance necessary to help you apply for and get the benefits you are eligible to receive. To determine your eligibility and to get started on your Social Security disability benefits application, contact Fendon Law Firm, P.C. today.