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SSDI (Disability Insurance Benefits)

SSDI Benefits for Those Who Cannot Return to Work

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program for people who have become disabled through illness or injury and cannot return to work. SSDI provides income and other benefits such as Medicare coverage and stipends for dependents.

At Hoglund, Chwialkowski & Mrozik, PLLC, we know how much you need these benefits. We know how frustrating and complex it is to get qualified for Social Security Disability. Was your claim turned down? Do you need help applying for benefits? We have a proven record of winning benefits for all types of disabilities at all stages of the process.

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Don’t give up! The experienced and compassionate Social Security Disability attorneys of Hoglund Law can help. We work closely with you to secure your full benefits. Call day or night at 855-513-4844.

Eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance provides payments to disabled workers who contributed to the system through Social Security payroll taxes. You must have a qualifying physical or mental impairment as defined by the Social Security Administration. You must be out of work (or expect to be) for at least 12 months. You must have enough work credits in the last few years.

[Those who have never worked or lack work credits may be eligible for disability benefits under Supplemental Security Income (SSI).]

What Are the Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you meet the criteria, you may qualify for:

  • Disability Insurance Benefits — Your monthly Social Security payment is based on how much you paid into the system, up to a maximum amount.
  • Back Benefits — You are entitled to retroactive benefits (back pay). These are retroactive to the date of disability, but limited to one year prior to the date of application, not the date you were finally approved. At Hoglund Law, 99 percent of our clients whose disability claims are approved also receive $6,000 to $9,000 in back pay.
  • Medicare — You are automatically entitled to Medicare benefits after 24 months of receiving Social Security Disability.
  • Dependent Benefits — Family members may qualify for additional benefits under your disability claim: a spouse or divorced spouse over age 62; a spouse who is caring for your child under age 16 or your older disabled child; dependent children 18 or younger who live with you, including your child or adopted child, and in some cases a stepchild or grandchild. See Disabled Adult Child (DAC) and Child’s Disability Benefits (CDB).

Our knowledgeable team is ready to answer your benefit questions and represent you in all stages of the claims and appeals process.

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You can call us day or night at 855-513-4844 (toll free) or contact us to arrange a free consultation. We have a convenient office near you and we can make home visits.

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