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How is “disability” defined under social security disability law?

The federal Social Security Disability Act states that “disability” is defined as the “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physician or mental impairment which can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months or result in death.” Your attorney team at Jacoby & Meyers can help prove that your injury qualifies under the Act, and get you the benefits you deserve in a timely manner.

How do I know if I qualify for disability?

If you have become disabled in the last year, then you should file for disability benefits as soon as possible. To qualify, you will have to prove that your disability happened within the last 12-month period. Please understand that you don’t have to wait for a full year to apply for benefits; you must simply prove that you have become disabled in the last year.

What amount of social security disability benefits am I entitled to?

Your due benefits will depend on factors like your earning history, how much you’ve worked in the past, and how severe your injury is. During your free social security disability evaluation, we may be able to provide you with a rough estimate of how much you may be entitled to and put together a target timeline to get your benefits in your hand as quickly as possible.

How can Jacoby & Meyers help me get the social security disability benefits I need?

Our experienced disability attorneys will evaluate your benefits claim, find out how much you are entitled to, take care of the necessary paperwork, gather the necessary medical documentation, and prepare you for any upcoming hearings. It can take six months or longer to get the benefits you deserve — assuming that you are rightfully approved for benefits. Don’t wait to file for benefits that can help your financial situation.

Please contact our social security disability lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation. Jacoby & Meyers has offices throughout the U.S.