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Social Security Disability Survival Kit: Your Top Questions Answered


Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a taxpayer-funded government program available to people who can no longer work—or who are unable to work for 12 months or more—due to a severe injury or medical condition. Administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), SSDI provides monthly benefit payments to qualifying individuals.

If you suffered a serious injury or were diagnosed with a disabling condition, you may be eligible for benefits through this program. However, in addition to being lengthy and complex, the application process for SSDI can be challenging—and the vast majority of claims are initially denied. Fortunately, hiring an experienced attorney who knows disability law inside and out can increase your chances for approval or assist you in appealing a denied claim.

Skilled Representation for Individuals With Disabilities

At O’Connor Law, our team of disability attorneys has helped countless clients apply for and obtain the SSDI benefits they need and deserve after sustaining a devastating long-term injury, illness, or other medical condition that prevents them from working. Now, we’ve written the Social Security Disability Survival Kit: Your Top Questions Answered to provide disabled individuals and prospective clients with the essential information they should know before applying for SSDI benefits. Our helpful guide covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • How the SSA defines disability
  • SSDI eligibility and benefits
  • Qualifying conditions
  • Working while collecting benefits
  • Applying for disability 
  • Documentation needed to complete your SSDI application
  • Appealing a denied claim
  • How collecting SSDI could affect eligibility for other benefits
  • Why you need a highly-skilled disability attorney
  • And much, much more

Request Your Social Security Disability Guide Today 

Our guide, Social Security Disability Survival Kit: Your Top Questions Answered, allows you to familiarize yourself with the basics of the SSDI applications process before filing a claim for benefits. Complete the form on this page to request a complimentary digital copy. If you have questions or are ready to speak with an attorney about moving forward with an application, contact us to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation.

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