Setting The Record Straight On Common SSD Myths
There are many misconceptions around Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD/SSD). Unfortunately, those myths prevent many people from seeking the benefits they could qualify for.
If you are unable to work due to a disability, you owe it to yourself to consider whether you’re eligible for SSD benefits. Our lawyers at the Law Offices of Daniel Berger can review your situation and provide guidance on whether you qualify. We offer free consultations.
Below are some of the most common myths we encounter about SSD/SSD.
Myth No. 1: Only Applicants Nearing Retirement Qualify For SSD Benefits
False. Generally, you must have an adequate work history in order to qualify for SSD, but you don’t need to be anywhere near retirement.
Myth No. 2: You Must Be Disabled For A Year Before You Can File For Disability Benefits
False. To qualify as a disability, your condition must be projected to last at least one year. However, you can apply as soon as you become disabled. There is a five-month waiting period from the date you became disabled before your benefits will kick in.