When Can I Apply for SSD Benefits?

You May Be Eligible Now … Or Soon

 

Social Security Disability pays monthly benefits for people who are disabled and expect to be out of work for 12 months or more. You do not have wait a year to apply. But you also don’t want to apply too early.

The Social Security Disability firm of Martin Law can help you decide when to file. We can also step in if the Social Security Administration determined that your application was premature. Contact us today for a free consultation.

When Can I Apply for Social Security Disability?

Technically, you can apply for SSD disability benefits as soon as you stop working. If you have a disabling condition that will keep you out of the workforce for 12 months, you can start the application process right away. It takes many months to get approved under the best circumstances, and many initial claims are rejected.

You do not have to be disabled for a full year to receive SSD benefits. They could start as soon as six months from the date of disability.

First, you need to be sure that you have physical or mental conditions that will likely result in your inability to work for at least 12 months. Talk to your doctor about your future. Do you see yourself going back to work? Are you able to do certain jobs but not your previous job? If you realistically will be disabled from any work for 12 months or more, now is the time to apply for SSD benefits.

Talk to Our Social Security Disability Team

Our experienced team focuses only inSocial Security Disability. We know which kinds of claims raise red flags. We know which claims will require a stronger diagnosis or longer record of treatment before the SSA will grant SSD benefits. We are here to step in at any stage to support your application or appeal a denied claim.

Contact us at 215.587.8400 for a FREE consultation. We serve the Philly area, and handle cases statewide in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York.

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Awards & Accomplishments

The workers' compensation attorneys at Martin Law have received numerous honors and awards—from other lawyers, neutral third-party publications and trusted consumer organizations. The achievement we are most proud of is simply being able to help the many decent, hardworking people who have suffered the misfortune of a work injury.