In order to be eligible for Social Security benefits, you must be unable to work in any sort of gainful way. That said, you might be able to work part-time or earn a small amount of money while receiving Social Security disability payments. Usually, your ability to qualify for disability is based less on how many hours you work and more on how much money you make. To make the most of your benefits and job opportunities, it can be helpful to know what’s available. The best way to know your options is to speak to an Alabama Social Security lawyer. Our law firm offers free consultations so you can better understand what we might be able to do for you.
How Do I Know If I’m Eligible For Social Security Benefits?
If you’re currently disabled but not receiving benefits and want to apply for them, you’ll want to start by reviewing your last paycheck and then speak to a Social Security lawyer. In order to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, you must not make more than a certain amount each month. This number changes regularly and can differ based on your disability.
Other factors that can affect whether or not you qualify for disability benefits focus more on your condition. Your condition must limit your ability to do basic functions, like walking, lifting, or remembering. You must also have a condition that is expected to last at least 12 months. Ultimately, applying for disability benefits can be a complicated world to navigate and your best chances of qualifying is with the help of an established Social Security attorney
Do Hours Matter For SSD?
The Social Security Administration bases their decisions to award benefits, in part on the amount of money you make. If you earn over a certain amount, which is adjusted yearly, the Social Security Administration considers you “not disabled”. Hours aren’t what the SSA really cares about. That said, there are a few scenarios where the hours you work might matter.
For example, if you are self-employed, you can often work many hours without receiving an hourly wage. In that case, the Social Security Administration will take into consideration the number of hours you’ve worked, along with your monthly income. A skilled Social Security lawyer can quickly take a look at your case and help you decide which Social Security benefits are best for you.
Can a Social Security Lawyer Help Me Qualify While I’m Working?
Many disabled people fail to get the benefits they need each year. If you’re concerned you may lose your benefits, or won’t qualify, consider speaking to a Social Security attorney who can arm you with the best chances to get your benefits. Call Walton Law LLC at 251-455-5819 today and let us help you win your SSD case.