To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must have worked long enough in jobs covered by Social Security. Additionally, you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition of disability. “Disability” under Social Security is based on your inability to work. The Social Security Administration consider you to be disabled if you cannot perform the same work that you did prior to becoming disabled, you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition AND your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or will result in death.
- My spouse was just admitted to a nursing home. How can I pay for their care?
- My child has special needs. What government benefits are available?
- When I pass away, how do I leave assets in a protective way for my children and grandchildren?
- How do I keep my plan current?
- How will financial and health care decisions be made and by whom, if I am not able to make them?
- My parent needs care at home. How can we access Medicaid to pay the bills?
- How do I minimize federal and New York State estate taxes?
- What do I need to know when I sell my house?
- My loved one lacks capacity to make decisions. Do I need a Guardianship?
- I had to stop working because I became disabled. Do I qualify for Social Security Disability?
- I am in need of assistance at home. As a Veteran, is there any benefit I can receive to help pay for my care?