The Social Security Disability Lawyers at Berger and Green represent clients who have mental or physical disabilities in claims for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB). To be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) you must be disabled and unable to work and you must meet specific work requirements set forth by the Social Security Administration.
Depending on your age, there are different guidelines regarding eligibility. If you are under the age of 24 you must work 1.5 of the last three years to be eligible for DIB. If you are between the ages of 24 and 31 you must work three of the last six years. If you are 31 or older you must have worked 5 of the last 10 years. To determine your eligibility you can call the Social Security Administration at (412) 661-1400 or call your local Social Security Office.
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If you are awarded Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits, the amount will be based on a formula that takes account of the amount of money that you earned and paid employment taxes on. You can request an estimate of your disability benefit from the Social Security Administration. If you are awarded Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits other members of your family may be eligible for benefits including your spouse if he or she is 62 or older, your spouse if he or she is caring for your child who is younger than 16 or disabled, you child under the age of 18, or your unmarried disabled adult child. You will become eligible for Medicare coverage automatically after you have received disability benefits for two years.
You can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits at your local Social Security office, by telephone, and online at the Social Security Administration website. If you are considering applying for benefits or have been denied benefits call the Social Security Disability Attorneys at Berger and Green for a free evaluation of your case. The lawyers at Berger and Green have over 30 years of experience handling Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits claims.
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