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Washington Social Security Disability Insurance

Out of work due to serious illness or injury? You may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). But getting these benefits is not always easy. No matter where you are in the application process—whether you are just applying or even if you already have been turned down—a Washington SSD lawyer may be able to help.

Who Can Get SSDI?

SSDI is part of a "safety net" of programs offered through Social Security. Workers fund Social Security through a payroll tax. When you have worked long enough to pay a certain amount of this tax, you become eligible for certain benefits. SSDI is one of them. It is strictly for those with severe disabilities. Your health condition must:

  • Be expected to last at least a year or result in death
  • Keep you from doing any type of gainful work

Examples of conditions that may qualify include:

  • Head, neck, or brain injuries
  • Herniated disk or other back conditions
  • Certain cancers
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Stroke
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Bipolar disorder
  • PTSD
  • Autism

Of course, this list is not exhaustive. An SSDI attorney can help assess your situation. If you qualify, he or she can get the ball rolling on your application and make sure all paperwork is thoroughly prepared.

What if You Are Turned Down?

You apply for SSDI through Social Security, but approvals are made by state agencies. In Washington, that agency is Disability Determination Services (DDS). Lawyers who work with SSDI cases in Washington are uniquely familiar with how approvals work in your state. If you have been turned down, a local attorney may know how to best position your case in an appeal.

Locate a Local Washington Disability Attorney

The process of applying—and possibly being turned down—for SSDI benefits can be intimidating. You do not have to go it alone. Get help from a legal pro who can help ensure your application gets a fair review. Call now to speak with a Washington SSDI lawyer at 877-913-7222.