One of the best ways to find out if you are eligible for Social Security Disability is to consult with a qualified attorney. Benefits for SSDI disability in NC require that you have worked and paid enough in taxes over the years to qualify. SSDI is collected via the FICA tax and taken out of paychecks from taxpayers. In order to collect disability benefits you need to have a certain amount work credits, generally you must have worked 5 of the last 10 years to qualify.
How Do You Qualify for SSDI Benefits?
At The Clauson Law Firm, we are determined to help you understand the system, and whether you qualify for SSDI benefits or not. To qualify for SSDI benefits, you usually need to have worked 5 of the last 10 years/20 of the last 40 quarters. You also must have paid taxes on your wages. Sometimes people may think that they qualify for SSDI benefits because they worked for years, but you also must pay taxes. If you failed to pay taxes over the years, you may not qualify for SSDI. If you are insured for SSDI benefits based on your work history and the taxes paid into the system, then if found medically disabled, you will receive an amount based on your earnings history. Your benefit amount is based on the amount you earned over the years, and the amount of taxes paid into the system. Disabled workers with a higher earnings history will receive more in monthly disability benefits.
At The Clauson Law Firm we are capable of helping our clients understand SSDI, and whether they qualify based on their earnings history. Contact us today to find out if you may be eligible to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.