social security disabilityApplying for Social Security Disability is a complicated, time consuming and tedious procedure; best handled by an attorney.

Social Security Disability benefits are given when the disability is expected to last for at least one year or result in death.

The “Social Security Administration has a specific definition of “disability”.

The definition states that “disability” is the inability to engage in substantial gainful activity by reason of medically determinable physical or mental impairment, which can be expected to result in death, or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.

There are several types of Social Security Disability benefits. This is another reason why contacting an attorney may be an excellent way to ensure that you apply for the program that best fits your needs.

Many attorneys offer a free initial consultation. During this time, they will determine the nature of your claim and if you qualify for disability.

You will also want to contact an attorney if your application for social security disability benefits has been denied.