Getting access to Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits can be challenging. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reports that nearly 60 percent of disability claims are denied — with about half of denials being for ‘technical’ reasons and the other half being for ‘medical’ reasons.
To obtain SSDI benefits, an applicant must satisfy both medical and non-medical requirements.
In this article, our Chicago Metro Area, IL Social Security disability attorney explains the most important things you need to know about the financial and legal requirements that must be met to qualify for SSDI benefits.
An Overview of the Non-Medical Social Security Disability Requirements
A major part of the SSA’s review of your application will focus on financial and legal requirements. In other words, this part of the process is not related to an applicant’s medical condition, nor is it related to their medical eligibility. The three key financial and legal requirements are as follows:
The Process Typically Starts with a Financial/Legal Evaluation
As a rule, a claim evaluator from the Social Security Administration will conduct a technical review of a claim before any medical review is initiated. In other words, if a Social Security disability application is determined to not meet the financial or legal requirements, then medical evidence may not be evaluated at all. With a well-prepared SSDI claim that meets all relevant financial and legal requirements, your application will advance to a more comprehensive review.
Speak to Our Chicago Metro Area, IL Social Security Disability Lawyer Today
At Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., our Chicago Metro Area Social Security disability attorney is a compassionate and effective advocate for clients. If your Social Security disability claim was denied, we are here to help. We have over 35 years of successfully representing Social Security claimants. To schedule a free, no obligation case evaluation, please contact our law firm right away. From our office in Lisle, we handle Social Security disability claims throughout the Chicago Metropolitan region, including DuPage, Will, and Kane County and the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Region.