Do I qualify for Social Security Disability?

Grand Rapids Social Security Disability attorneys can help you apply the first time

Each paycheck you receive shows a deduction for Social Security. You have probably paid a significant amount of your earnings into the government program for most of your adult life. If a sudden injury or illness or a progressive condition has rendered you disabled, you have a right to collect the funds you contributed to the system.

Determining whether you qualify is the first step in the process of obtaining crucial Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Grand Rapids law firm Schroder Law, P.C. can assess your claim and advise you about your options. We apply more than 30 years of experience to organizing a comprehensive and successful SSD application package.

Contributions to the Social Security program

SSD benefits are directly related to the years you worked and your wages or self-employment income. Our Grand Rapids SSD attorneys can calculate your initial and continued eligibility for benefits under the Social Security Administration (SSA) programs.

Determining disability

To receive SSD benefits, you must meet the government’s definition of disabled. Factors the SSA considers include whether:

  • You can work to earn more than a specified amount of income
  • Your condition interferes with work-related activities
  • Your condition is included on the SSA’s list of disabling conditions
  • Your disability hinders you from performing work you previously did
  • You cannot adapt to other work

A finding that a claimant does not fit within the SSA’s meaning of disability is one of the primary reasons why SSD benefits are denied. When the government agency denies an initial application, we file effective appeals.

Consult experienced disability attorneys in Grand Rapids
For Social Security Disability benefits information, call Schroder Law, P.C. at (616) 954-2888 to schedule your free consultation. We can help you get the financial support you and your family need.