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Common Misconceptions About Social Security Disability

by Andrew Martin

Social Security Disability is a topic most people never think about, at least until they find themselves in the position where they need it. It's often misunderstood, and there are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there about what it is and how it works.

Are you uncertain about your own situation with a disability claim? Here are some of the most common misconceptions about Social Security Disability.

You Have to Be Completely Disabled to Qualify

This is not true. You can still work and earn money, even if you have a disability. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has programs to help individuals who are able to work to some extent. Each situation is different, so you should talk to a disability attorney if you have questions about your claim's eligibility.

It Will Take Forever to Get Approved

The process can be long, but it doesn't have to be. If you have a severe disability, you may qualify for expedited processing. This means your claim could be given priority. It's still worth speaking with your attorney, even if your initial claim is denied.

You Have to Have Worked for Many Years to Qualify

You can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits even if you have not worked long. The number of work credits you need to qualify for benefits depends on your age and other factors.

You Can't Qualify If You're Already Receiving Unemployment Benefits

This isn't necessarily true either. You may actually be eligible to receive both unemployment benefits and Social Security Disability benefits at the same time, for a limited time.

You Don't Qualify If You Can Get a Part-Time Job

Even if you are able to work a part-time job, you may still qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Consider that your income could impact your SSD benefits, however. You may receive less money.

You Can't Qualify If You Have a Pre-Existing Condition

You may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits even if you have a pre-existing condition, whether it is related to your new injury or condition or not. This is a situation where you would benefit from speaking with an attorney about the situation.

Talk to a Social Security Attorney to Learn More

These are just a few of the most common myths about Social Security Disability. If you think you may be eligible for benefits, don't let these misconceptions stop you from applying. Your attorney will ensure that you have all the tools you need to build a strong claim, even if you've already been denied once.