If you have a medical condition or suffer from a serious injury that has left you unable to work, you might qualify for social security disability benefits. This can be a huge help if you have no other income due to your situation and those who qualify are encouraged to apply. However, not everyone in West Virginia is eligible to receive benefits through social security disability, even if there is a serious condition or injury involved. Continue reading to find out if you might qualify for this federally regulated program.
Social security disability was designed to assist people who were working, but were forced to stop due to a medical condition or injury that was beyond their control. For many, these benefits are their only source of income and without it they would fall into financial distress. Social security disability provides people with help through their struggles.
To qualify for disability benefits, you must have worked at a job that was covered by social security. Your medical condition must also meet the social security administration’s definition of disability. There are special circumstances that are considered if a person does not meet these criteria, such as those who are blind, deaf or otherwise disabled. If you meet the criteria and will not be able to work for one or more years, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits.
Disability benefits are very beneficial to those who cannot work due to a medical condition, disability or serious injury. To find out more information, speaking to an experienced attorney may be very beneficial.